Drops for Allergies Mesa AZ

Drops for Allergies Mesa AZ

drops for allergies

Drops for Allergies

A large chunk of the US population deals with the discomfort and limitations of allergies and asthma.  Every allergy season seems to hit patients hard.  Worse, commonly used medications like Advair, Allegra and Zyrtec only seem to help a little for the severe sufferers. 

Resolution or complete control is just not the norm.

But I’ll bet that, if I asked you what organ plays an important role in allergies and asthma, the gut wouldn’t be your first answer.

Why the gut?

Because 2/3 of the immune system is centered around the gut.  It was designed like this because the vast majority of the foreign material that you are exposed to comes from the stuff you shove in your mouth.

So what if the stuff you were putting into your mouth was very carefully crafted to trick the immune system in your gut into behaving the way it is supposed to?

Sounds pretty cool, right?  That is exactly the goal of sublingual immunotherapy, also known as drops for allergies.

This approach to allergies here in the United States, however, lags far behind Europe.  In Europe, drops for allergies have been used successfully for many years.

To give you an idea of what drops for allergies can help with:

  1. Improves asthma
  2. Decrease rhinitis or rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms
  3. Lower medication use for asthma and allergies
  4. Improve conjunctivitis symptoms
  5. Improves quality of life in asthma and allergy sufferers
  6. Can improve peanut allergies in children
  7. Can help fight dust mite allergies

That’s a pretty impressive list for something as safe as drops for allergies.

Tom Willim, PA-C has joined our clinic to provide effective allergy treatment to patients suffering with both airborne and food related allergies.  Tom was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.  He received his medical training at the Mercy College of Detroit, graduating in 1986.  He and his wife moved to Arizona in 1996.  He immediately began work in Mesa, Arizona with Dr. Stuart Agren, one of only two doctors in the US working with the allergy drops.
Tom now holds claim to being the most experienced American with this extremely effective treatment method.  He is the acting team allergist for the local pro baseball teams, as well as having treated players from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds in the past.
We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to offer Allergy Drops treatments in our office.  Here’s a little about how they work:

Allergy drops are a natural mixture of allergens (dust mites, pollens from grasses, trees and weeks, pet dander, etc.) that we all breathe or come in contact with every day mixed with a simple glycerin saline solution and then placed, a few drops at a time, under your tongue, which are commonly referred to as allergy drops.  This process, known as Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) has been approved by the World Health Organization and has been in use in Europe (where 50% of the patients on immunotherapy are prescribed SLIT) for over 60 years.

In numerous studies SLIT, or allergy drops, have been demonstrated to be just as effective as SCIT (shots).  It is estimated that over 2 Billion SLIT dosages have been given, but unlike shots, there have been no seriously adverse side effects.
Tom can now give you a 15 minute (no needles) allergy scratch test to determine if allergies are causing your symptoms.  These tests are covered by most insurance plans.  He can then offer you a no-shots treatment program.  Unlike pills, nasal sprays, or inhalers, allergy drops can provide you with lifelong relief.
If you or someone you know suffers with airborne or food allergies and would like to explore a treatment that treats the allergy rather than the symptoms, please contact the office to schedule an appointment.