A staggering 50 million Americans, or one out of five have allergies or asthma. If you are one of those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or eczema---Rejoice!!

East Valley Family Medical is one of only a handful of clinics in the Southwest that offer this incredible technology. A technology that so impressed two Valley ENT specialists that they promptly discontinued allergy shots they had been doing for the past 15 years at their clinics in favor of the drops method. The ‘drops’ received recent rave reviews in both ‘Time’ and ‘Reader’s Digest’ magazines. Another article in ‘Parenting’ three years ago, endorsed its use in children as young as 6 months because of its safe use. Ninety five percent of patients in Europe take their allergy serum under the tongue. All of this behind the scenes action has forced the allergy world to take notice.

So, what is all the fuss about? First of all, it is extremely effective in ridding patients of a plethora of allergy related illnesses including nasal and eye allergies, bronchial asthma, chronic itchiness of the skin and eczema. Patients quickly find that the antihistamines, nasal sprays, and inhalers they have been taking for their conditions are no longer necessary. Energy returns, memory and clarity of thought improve. Patients, who suffer from attention deficit disorder, more often than not experience improvement with the drops.

How quickly is the improvement seen? An easy, one word answer for that is ……Fast!! Fifty percent of patients see improvement in one month and 85% to 90% within three months. This is a superior method when you compare it to the 60% success rate of allergy shots after one to one and half years of treatment.

Another advantage is not having to go in to your doctor’s office each week to get an allergy shot. Shots that in rare cases cause severe life threatening reactions. These adverse reactions have not occurred in any of the millions of patients across the world on the drops. This is what makes the drops safe to use with children all the way down to six months of age.

You may be amazed to find that we use the identical serum that other allergy clinics utilize in their shot method. The difference is that when it is given under the tongue the effect is better, faster, safer, more convenient and painless.

If you are an individual who suffers from an allergy related illness, see your EVFM health care provider today for more information about these amazing allergy drops. Our insurance experts can then do the behind the scenes work necessary to see if your medical plan covers this exciting program.

 
 

FAQs

Q1: What are the reasons for undergoing allergy skin testing?


Q2: Who should be tested for allergies?

Q3: What is allergy testing? 

A1: To help you manage your allergy symptoms most effectively; your allergist/immunologist must first determine what is causing your allergy. For instance, you don't have to get rid of your cat if you are allergic to dust mites but not cats.

A2: Adults and children of any age who have symptoms that suggest they have an allergic disease. Allergy symptoms can include:
-  Respiratory symptoms: itchy eyes, nose, or throat; nasal congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, chest congestion     or wheezing
- Skin symptoms: hives, generalized itchiness or atrophic dermatitis
-  Other symptoms: anaphylaxis (severe life-threatening allergic reactions), abdominal symptoms (cramping,     diarrhea) consistently following particular foods, stinging insect reactions other than large local swelling at the     sting site.

A3
: If you are allergic, you are reacting to a particular substance. Any substance that can trigger an allergic reaction is called an allergen. To determine which specific substances are triggering your allergies, your allergist/immunologist will safely and effectively test your skin, or sometimes your blood, using tiny amounts of commonly troublesome allergens. Allergy tests are designed to gather the most specific information possible so your doctor can determine what you are allergic to and provide the best treatment.

On your first visit for allergy concerns you will be asked to refrain from using antihistamine medications for 3 days prior to your visit. This allows you to be tested for allergic “trigger” antigens during your initial visit. Antihistamine medications may interfere with your test. This may cause you to be rescheduled for your allergy testing.

If you still have questions after reading through these, please don't hesitate to contact us.