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.
Did you know that testing for allergies is not only easy, but covered by most insurance companies? In fact, TRICARE and Baylor Scott & White plans cover both the testing of allergens and subequent treatment.
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.
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, 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