If you’re one of the 50 million allergy sufferers in the United States and would like a lasting solution for your symptoms, consider immunotherapy. The providers at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, prefer to address your health concerns at the source rather than just masking your symptoms, and that includes allergy treatment. For more information about comprehensive allergy testing and treatment call today for an appointment or book your visit online.
Your immune system watches over your body diligently with the goal of protecting you from viral or bacterial illnesses. When it identifies an intruder, it sends antibodies to the scene to flag the trespasser and alert other disease-fighting agents in your body to move into action.
Allergic reactions occur when your immune system mistakes a typically harmless substance such as ragweed pollen or animal dander for a viral or bacterial illness. The actions committed by the disease-fighting specialists cause the inflammation, rash, runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms associated with allergies.
Unlike some medicines that work to temporarily block your body’s allergic response, immunotherapy gets to the core of the issue by essentially retraining your immune system to tolerate the harmless substances (allergens) it’s been attacking.
It’s not an overnight solution. It may take three to five years for you to experience complete relief from your symptoms. However, many patients find it well worth the time since it frees them to enjoy time outdoors in the spring, football games in the fall, and a host of other activities that were once off limits due to the misery caused by allergies.
Regenesys Physical Medicine offers immunotherapy via injections and with sublingual drops. Your treatment course depends on the severity and types of allergies you have, which they determine through allergy testing done in the office for your convenience. Once your allergens are identified, a serum is developed for your treatment needs.
This may be administered via injections or sublingual drops that are placed under your tongue for a minute or two, and then you swallow. Patients who use drops for immunotherapy treatment are eventually allowed to self-administer them at home.
A skin-prick test is used, during which a tiny, needle-like device is used to barely prick the surface of your skin and deposit a suspected allergen. Several sites are pricked during the test, so numerous allergens can be tested at once. If you’re allergic, your skin will form a small, red bump that indicates you have an allergy to that substance.
Through the specialized testing, the doctors can pinpoint exactly what you’re allergic to and develop the best treatment for you.
For allergy management and treatment in Frisco, Texas, call today or schedule an appointment online.