Allergy Testing in Edmonds
Patients regularly assume they have allergic reactions due to the fact they have “allergy” symptoms, however they have in no way been tested to pick out what allergen, if any, may be the source of the problem. All they recognize is that they get the standard allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and congestion every now and then, however there are different signs and symptoms like recurrent sinus infections, strep throat, asthma, eye infections, nasal polyps, persistent ear infections and migraine complications that may want to additionally be precipitated by way of allergies. Common skin ailments like hives and eczema are considered chronic illnesses when they are likely to be allergy based illnesses. Call our team at Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center to schedule an allergy test in Edmonds.
AllerFocus™ offers practitioners the ability to allergy test patients using a skin test. This test provides practitioners with the ability to present the option to become desensitized to the allergen causing allergies in as little as 3 to 4 years time. Contact us today at Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center for further information about AllerFocus™ treatment and testing options.
AllerFocus™ allergy testing is FDA approved. It is a simple test that takes 15 minutes to complete. After the test is complete, it will identify the patient’s sensitivity level to 78 of the most common allergens found locally. There are also negative and positive controls throughout the test to exhibit the test's effectiveness.
To ensure effective positives the highest quality glycerinated extracts are used in the allergy testing. When an allergen tests positive, it is easily read, measured and recorded. Patients in Edmonds suffering from chronic cough, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma are potentially eligible for allergy testing.
AllerFocus™ provides a broad spectrum immunotherapy compounded pharmacy product. This product can be administered sublingually with the use of drops underneath the tongue or subcutaneously by shots. The therapy injections can be delivered in the office once or twice a week at increasing doses until the maintenance dose is achieved. Sublingual immunotherapy is done by the patient at home after receiving the first dose in the office. Since treatments are done at home, the patient will follow the dosing schedule sent with the prescription.
Treatment Options For Allergies in Edmonds WA
For allergy and asthma patients who are seeking a more long term solution, AllerFocus™ immunotherapy has options to desensitize and modify the body’s immune response over the long term.
First, allergy testing must confirm that the patient has sensitivities. A specific allergen extract is formulated for that patient. The drop is then held underneath the tongue for 1 to 2 minutes and swallowed. This is repeated once a day. It is recommended that for 3 to 5 years this therapy should be maintained to develop a lasting immunity. A path towards better health is created as the immunotherapy vaccine builds the bodies tolerance as the sensitivity to allergens decreases.
Over the past 20 years, sublingual immunotherapy drops have been proven to be a relatively safe and effective treatment for environmental allergens. These allergens include ragweed, cat dander, grass, tree pollen and dust mites which cause rhinitis and asthma.
Allergies caused by airborne allergens like pollen, dust and mold have been effectively treated by subcutaneous immunotherapy. Following the allergy test which confirms the patient has allergies, a very small amount of each allergen is injected into the patient’s arm. This then triggers the immune system which can block the allergy symptoms. As the dose is increased gradually, the patient will have the ability to be exposed to the allergen without symptoms occurring in the body. After about 4 to 6 months, this immunity process will begin to work. It is recommended that this treatment is continued for 3 to 5 years for the most favorable results. Until the maintenance dose is reached, the patient must come in weekly or bi-weekly for their injections. Following the maintenance dose, visits are then on a monthly basis.
Call Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center in Edmonds to schedule an appointment today!