Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at, considering they rank 6th as the nation’s leading chronic illness. Allergies are the most common cause of health issues among US children, affecting 5.2 million children and 19.6 million adults.
Testing for and treating allergies is easy, and most insurance companies cover allergy testing and treatment, depending on your carrier and plan.
Allergies occur when your immune system sees a substance as bad and overreacts to it in an attempt to expel it. The most common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are: tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat and dog dander.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Often times, uncontrolled allergies can evolve into infections of the sinuses, ears or upper respiratory tract.
Additionally, allergies can be a nightmare when it comes to bedtime. Coughing, sneezing, and congestion can cause many sleepless nights, resulting in daytime fatigue. Lack of sleep can make concentrating difficult, which can be problematic for school-age children and adults trying to stay focused at work.
While allergies can be controlled through various medications, many of them have unwanted side effects, including drowsiness, nausea and headaches. Treating allergies shouldn’t be problematic. Wouldn’t it be nice to live life without having to deal with those side effects?
Identifying the culprit and treating your allergies is simple. At Pediatric Offices at Willow Bend and Family Wellness, we perform a 53-panel skin test on both children and adults to identify the allergens causing your symptoms, and then we treat your allergies by employing a personal treatment plan involving immunotherapy.
In immunotherapy, you are exposed to small amounts of the substance(s) causing your symptoms, which helps desensitize your immune system to those specific allergens. Immunotherapy helps reduce/end symptoms in a large percentage of people with allergies for up to 20 years!
Here at Pediatric Offices at Willow Bend and Family Wellness, we consider ourselves pioneers in the testing and treating of allergies, as Dr. Wiener was among the first to offer the services to this area. We are able to test and treat both children and adults, and we take great pride in the many lives we have changed through immunotherapy.
Email or call our offices today to talk to our dedicated and knowledgeable allergy specialist to see if Allergy Testing and Treatment is right for you! 972-781-1414