What is an Allergy?
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to an inappropriate stimulus, such as dust, pollen, grass, pet dander, mold, etc. The immune system believes it is being invaded by a parasite rather than a harmless allergen in the environment, and therefore it rallies its defenses to fight off the enemy.
Eliminate The Cause of Your Allergies
Instead of a short-term fix for your allergy symptoms, wouldn’t you rather eliminate the cause of your allergies? A-P Medical Group Allergy Program addresses the cause of allergies, not just the symptoms, to keep allergic reactions from returning. Our approach delivers significant, long lasting benefits.
Allergies occur when your body perceives dust, molds, pet hair, or pollens as threats. Your immune system then rallies to defend against these threats. Your body’s reactions include sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, skin rashes, sinus problems, wheezing, asthma, and much more.
There Are Two Steps to Our Allergy Program
First is the non-invasive, needle free skin allergy test where liquid solutions containing potential allergens are applied are applied to the skin and read within 10 minutes. 76 different allergens are tested, encompassing a wide array of both food and environmental allergy triggers. Unlike traditional laboratory tests, a skin allergy test does not require blood to be drawn from the patient. Also, unlike traditional laboratory tests, skin allergy test does not require blood to be drawn from the patient. Also, unlike traditional laboratory tests, skin allergy test results are given immediately to the patient. Skin testing is a safe and easy way for our doctors to find the root cause of your allergic symptoms.
The second step in our allergy program includes sublingual immunotherapy. This therapy is a more effective alternative than typical allergy medications. Prescriptions and over-the-counter allergy medications try to stop the symptoms of allergies in order to gice you temporary relief. They do nothing to relieve the cause of your allergies, which is why your misery returns season after season
However- There is a long-term allergy solution!
Immunotherapy desensitizes your body to antigens, which are the root cause of your allergic symptoms. There are two types of immunotherapy: shots and sublingual (under the tongue) drops. Both are effective. Shots require you to visit an allergy specialist’s office up to twice a week for 3-5 years. That equals missed days at school or work, waiting in the doctor’s office, gas, and most importantly- TIME! Fortunately, there is a better, easier, more convenient way to receive immunotherapy…
Sublingual immunotherapy can be done from the comfort of your home. You place a few drops of serum (the same serum) under you tongue every day. You only need to visit us every 12 weeks for a refill and a quick follow-up. By your first follow-up, you should realize a significant reduction in the need for allergy medications. And in four years, if you’re like most patients, your environmental allergies will go into remission!
Why Choose Allergy Drops?
- They are natural and extremely safe with rare, mild side effects
- Most patients feel noticeable relief within just two months of starting treatment and many improve in as little as a few weeks
- They are painless – no shots or scary needles
- You avid excess trips to the doctor’s office, saving time and money
- They work especially well for children
- They provide long lasting results