Approximately 60 million Americans suffer from airborne allergies
About 20% of the United States population suffers from airborne allergies; however, fewer than 3% of those individuals are being treated with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is the only treatment that changes your underlying allergic disease instead of temporarily treating symptoms. The immunotherapy we use to treat airborne allergies at our natural medicine clinic near Milwaukee involves allergy drops.
What are airborne allergies?
When your body’s immune system exhibits certain symptoms in reaction to a normally harmless substance, we call that an allergic reaction. Normally, your immune system works to fight off viruses and bacteria, but sometimes the body reacts to a normally harmless substance, called an allergen, and causes the immune system to generate antibodies called immunoglobulin E, or IgE. This signals the body to release chemicals called histamines that cause inflammation.
Airborne allergies are caused by allergens that travel through the air and enter the body through the respiratory system. There are many common household and outdoor substances that cause airborne allergies, including pollen, mold, dust mites, animal, and chemical sensitivity.
Symptoms of airborne allergies
Some airborne allergies cause seasonal symptoms, while others cause symptoms year-round.
- Sneezing, coughing
- Runny, congested nose
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy watery eyes
- Itchy nose and throat
- Dark circles under the eyes
Some individuals with allergies also suffer complications, including sinus infections, asthma and bronchitis.
Diagnosis and treatment
We use the La Crosse Method™ when we diagnose and treat airborne allergies at our natural medicine clinic near Milwaukee. This widely used protocol involves a thorough investigation of your symptoms and your history.
On your first visit, we take a very detailed history. We will discuss your family medical history, and ask about the environment in which you live, work and spend time. From there, we perform allergy testing if we believe that you have an allergic disorder.
We primarily treat all airborne allergies with immunotherapy in the form of allergy drops. Allergy drops, or sublingual immunotherapy, is a safe, affordable, convenient method of treating airborne allergy symptoms.
If you suffer from airborne allergies caused by toxic mold, we use a multi-step approach to treatment at our natural medicine clinic near Milwaukee. Your treatment may include: immunotherapy, antifungal medications, nutritional supplements, dietary changes and other treatments that we feel may benefit your individual allergies and symptoms.
Serenity Health Care Center, our natural medicine clinic near Milwaukee, treats a patient by looking at individual symptoms and the changes they are causing in life. We treat the whole person, not just the airborne allergies. If you are looking for an effective allergy diagnosis and treatment, contact us for an appointment.