For most people, being outside during the Spring months or enjoying some time during the Fall is a very enjoyable experience. They are able to look at the beauty of nature, watch the flowers grow and enjoy the animals as they frolic around. However, for some people, the Fall and Spring months are some of the worst times of the year. This is because during these months there is a lot of pollen in the air and the wind that accompanies these seasons rustles up the dust. All of these things can cause them to have a negative allergic reaction.
There are some over-the-counter medicines as well as prescription oral medicines that people can take to help address their allergy symptoms. However, these over-the-counter medicines have a limited effect and do not always produce the desired results in everyone. For this reason, some have turned to another option known as immunotherapy. This can be in the form of allergy shots or allergy drops.
What immunotherapy is designed to do is minimize a person’s sensitivity to allergens. It is perfect for individuals who have allergic asthma, who react negatively to insect bites or who are constantly dealing with conjunctivitis.
One of the benefits of immunotherapy allergy treatment is that the results it produces are long-lasting. So as opposed to popping allergy pills every couple of hours, a person can receive a series of shots or daily drops and find relief for their allergies for an extended period of time. Many see this as the most cost-effective way to treat allergies.
Immunotherapy works on a wide range of people. It has been effectively used on children and on adults. However, it is not recommended for use for children younger than five years old.
During your initial consultation at our office, our medical professional is going to talk to you about the frequency and the severity of your allergy symptoms. We are also going to want to know about medications that you are currently taking, as well as how effective these drugs have been in helping you to control your allergy symptoms. It is good to use this time to discuss some of the reasons why you feel that immunotherapy is preferable to other treatment options.
Immunotherapy improves your body’s immunity or tolerance to the allergen. For many people, it has improved their quality of life and has allowed them to enjoy nature as never before. Schedule a consultation at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in McAllen to learn more about how this treatment can offer you allergy relief. Contact us today to book your appointment.