Living with allergies can prevent you from freely enjoying many of life’s joys, including foods, pets, and time outdoors. The team at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center has provided injection-free allergy treatment for more than 15 years, helping thousands of patients prevent dangerous reactions to their allergens. Whether you know what you’re allergic to or need to find out, call Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center to speak with a provider or book your appointment online today.
Allergies happen when your immune system overreacts to a given substance. While that substance (your allergen) is harmless to most people, your immune system sees it as an invader.
Each time you’re exposed to your allergen, your immune system becomes more sensitive to it and begins to build antibodies that attack it. When the antibodies attack the substance, you’ll notice symptoms like:
The symptoms you experience largely depend on what you’re allergic to. Common types of allergens include food, airborne substances, medications, and types of metal.
Many patients choose not to seek professional treatment for their allergies if they’re relatively mild or don’t affect their day-to-day life. At Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center, you’ll attend a one-on-one consultation with a provider whether or not you know what you’re allergic to.
If you’re not sure, the next step is to test for allergies. To do this, your provider uses either a blood or skin test.
During a blood test, your provider takes a small blood sample and sends it to a lab to test for antibodies that could indicate an allergy.
During a skin test, your provider pricks your skin with a needle that has a small amount of your possible allergen on it. They watch the area for a reaction, like redness, swelling, or itchiness.
The team at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center specializes in injection-free treatment for allergies, meaning you won’t have to undergo treatment using shots or injections.
Instead, they give you vials of liquid containing a small amount of your allergen to take home. To take them, you place a drop under your tongue every day. Every two months, you get updated vials with a bit more of the allergen to slowly build your tolerance to it over time.
Injection-free treatment is best used to treat allergies to pollen, dust mites, animal dander, grass, and other airborne substances. Your provider tells you how long you’ll need to use the drops in order to build your immune system and effectively alleviate your allergy.
If you have a known allergy or think you might have one, don’t hesitate to book your consultation by phone or online at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center for allergy testing and injection-free treatment today.