Are you suffering with allergies, asthma, eczema, or other allergy related symptom? Do sinus infections haunt you on are regular basis? Does the taught of injections keep you away from your physician? Now you can sip your allergy serum with sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT).
While injection therapy requires frequent, time-consuming trips to the doctor for shots, SLIT provides a pleasant and effective alternative. Serum is dosed as drops under the tongue, absorbing into the bloodstream through tiny capillaries in the mouth-all in the comfort of your own home.
SLIT was developed in the 1980’s. It has been endorsed by the World Health Organization and more than 50 scientific studies have confirmed its safety and effectiveness. Many allergy sufferers seek sublingual allergy therapy because they do not have to visit an office for shots; they can take serum more frequently which leads to rapid results. It has been well documented that with SLIT, 80 percent of patients experience relief in less than three months. Injection therapy commonly requires a year or two to produce results. SLIT success rates are even higher for asthma problems with 90 percent of asthmatics achieving symptom relief in just a few months.
Patients share their experiences and often relate that prior to SLIT the first traces of the spring season would stir up allergy symptoms causing them relentless hay fever and asthma. Many would combat symptoms with expensive prescription allergy and asthma medications that would never get to the source of the problem. Some of them try allergy shots and found that they were time consuming and too pricey. This led many of these patients to address their allergies with SLIT. The therapy starts with a brief allergy test, and a vial of serum to protect him or her from the country’s major allergens. Patients utilizing SLIT found that when spring rolled around they were able to weather the season without any significant allergy or asthma flare-ups, and they continue to swear by the program.
It is found that SLIT works well for a number of groups not often helped by traditional allergy and asthma treatment programs including allergy shots. Many allergists don’t treat children until about age seven because of the regular regimen of shots. With sublingual administration, the physician can test and treat even young toddlers. Frequent travelers and winter visitors also benefit thanks to the portable serum.
Allergies continue to be a growing problem in Arizona, forcing more residents to grapple with allergy treatment options. Once heralded as a refuge from allergies due to its warm, dry climate, Arizona has fallen from grace at the hands of its burgeoning population. As newcomers have poured into the state, they have imported their favorite trees and grasses, many of which have turned Arizona into an allergy hotbed. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranked the general Metro-Phoenix area the18th most challenging place to live with allergic asthma in 2006. And the AAFA consistently ranks Phoenix among the country’s top 100 allergy capitals.
Paul Stallone, NMD founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center located at 8144 East Cactus Road, Suite 820 in Scottsdale. Dr. Stallone uses Allergyeasy (SLIT) and combines Natural / Alternative / Conventional treatments to best fit and benefit each individual patient’s needs. For more information please visit his office on the web at www.drstallone.com or call the office at 480-214-3922.