June 12, 2021
How To Get Rid of Allergies For Good: Tips and Treatment
Allergies can be painful, wake you up in the middle of the night, and just make your life miserable. Millions of people struggle with allergies every day. They all have the same goal as you -- to live a normal life without the worry that allergy issues will continue to bring them down. Your life is worth so much more than just trying to get through the day. At Aspire Allergy & Sinus we free people from the bind of allergies so they can get back to what they really want to do.
If you have allergies, you might be trying to find the best solution to treat them. Everything needed to get long-term allergy treatment and relief is right here.
What are allergies?
An allergy is when the body's immune system, which normally protects against harmful substances like infections and chemicals, overreacts to something harmless. We test for and treat allergies at our office with a proven combination of treatments including medications and immunotherapy to eliminate troublesome symptoms, allowing patients to live allergy-free!
Why do I still have allergies after taking medicine?
You’ll see a lot of people fight their allergies with over-the-counter antihistamines like Zyrtec or Benadryl. These are great for relieving symptoms quickly for a short time, but that’s about it - temporary relief by treating the symptoms, but not what’s causing them. It’s like trimming the stem of a weed invading your garden. Sure, it’s a quick and easy way to stop the problem, but our philosophy at Aspire Allergy & Sinus is that you really need to take the time and pull it out from its roots.
Over-the-counter antihistamines are like band-aids that only treat your allergies. They don't cure them, they just provide short-term relief. The truth is, we're starting to see more and more research emerge on how histamine problems could be the possible cause of other ailments such as depression and heart disease. Stop taking a pill every day and find real relief.
What do I do if my allergies aren't going away?
Allergies are one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor. The majority of allergy sufferers have either been to see their doctor or made an appointment and didn't go through with it. Why is this? Some people believe that the best way to treat their allergies is with the next new drug coming out on the market or by taking a pill. In fact, some of those who suffer from milder forms of allergies don't even consider getting allergy treatment because they believe that treatment like allergy drops is too expensive (which in most cases, it's not) and they don’t want to go through the pain and weekly appointments that come with allergy shots. There are many different types of treatments and our goal at Aspire is to help you decide which treatment is right for you.
The best way to treat allergies at their source is through immunotherapy, which is a long-term approach to building your resistance. One way of doing this is with allergy shots. Allergy shots are a great alternative for those who are wanting to build a routine. They are administered weekly or monthly in the office, under the supervision of a provider. These shots can be used to treat seasonal and environmental allergies like molds, pollen, dust, and pet dander. A health care provider injects a small amount of the allergen into you on a regular schedule. After a few years, your body builds up enough antibodies to fight off that particular allergic reaction.
Another option for immunotherapy is allergy drops. This is a liquid, sublingual (under the tongue) approach to providing the same long-term resistance that you get from allergy shots. Allergy drops are scientifically proven to be effective, and they completely eliminate the need for needles. Because drops are taken daily, they’re much safer than shots and can be taken at home without the need for an EpiPen. Allergy drops easily become part of your daily routine and can travel with you wherever you go. They allow you to fight allergens all year long and build resistance against them. You don’t have to sacrifice your health or time to become allergy-free.
ExACT Immunoplasty is a relatively new treatment that treats your allergies in just three appointments! ExACT is the quickest way to beat your allergies for good. Clinical studies report an 87% long-term success rate and are as effective as three years of allergy shots. If you want to see if you’re a candidate for ExACT request an appointment here!
At Aspire Allergy & Sinus we treat allergies by actually getting to the bottom of your problem instead of masking symptoms. We do this by identifying your triggers and creating individualized treatment plans that get rid of your allergies once and for all. Let us help you, make an appointment today!