What's the best way to get rid of my allergies?
Allergies can be addressed several ways, with the most common treatments being
- Techniques for avoiding the allergen itself
- Medication to address histamine response or specific symptoms
- Allergy immunotherapy
Sometimes a combination of treatments works best. The first step to creating an allergy treatment plan is to test you for the offending substances. Collier Otolaryngology is the place to begin.
What is Allergy Immunotherapy?
Allergy immunotherapy works to desensitize your body to an allergen and avoid reactions. Small amounts of the allergen are administered, and depending on how your body responds over time, the dosing is gradually increased to build your immunity. The goal is to make your system tolerate exposure without your previous symptoms.
The immunotherapy process can be administered in several ways, based on what allergen is being used and what approach is best for your lifestyle.
Injection Therapy is the traditional method of allergy immunotherapy. It is the standard choice for patients who have severe reactions and need monitoring after each treatment. Injections are administered in the office on a dosing schedule. Patients remain in the office for a specified time of observation, and their reaction to the dose is recorded.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a newer approach that is effective for a select group of allergens. Allergens are administered by drops placed under the tongue. SLIT can be done at home and offers a treatment alternative that is child-friendly and time-saving.
Collier Otolaryngology has a promising new method to treat allergies!
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a new option being used at Collier Otolaryngology for treatment of selected allergies. The goal of whole body cryotherapy is to
- inhibit and degrade histamine (the source of allergic symptoms)
- trigger the release of epinephrine, a natural steroid, to reduce inflammation
- boost the effectiveness of the body’s overall immune system
How do I know what treatment I need?
Once your allergens have been identified, we can discuss treatment options for the most successful outcome, and then create a plan suitable for you. With the many choices available to you at Collier Otolaryngology, there’s no need to suffer with allergy symptoms any longer.
Take that first step to get rid of your allergy symptoms!
Schedule your appointment today at Collier Otolaryngology.Request a Consultation