SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY DROPS-ALLERGY DROPS
Whether you have chronic illness, pain and fatigue, hormonal dysregulation,
or just seasonal allergies, allergy testing and treatment can help bring
added relief to your condition. Any reaction to a food, inhalant like
dust or pollen, pesticide, or even your own hormones can signal the
body to release chemical messengers in the blood. These chemicals, needed
in certain times but if unregulated, can increase inflammation and contribute
to pain and fatigue, bring on asthma or other respiratory conditions,
and reduce your ability to make needed hormones. Treatment is now available
to desensitize those reactions in an oral drop form instead of an allergy
shot. The mixtures of the drops, like the allergy shot, involve the
use of dilutions of substances patients are reacting to in an allergic
fashion. This is the method used by all allergists whether conventional
allergy shots are used or the newer technology of sublingual allergy
drops. For the last one hundred years physicians have used dilutions
of the very substances they suspected of causing the reaction to stop
the reaction and reduce or eliminate the necessary avoidance of the
Of course the sublingual drops are easier to take than trying to go
into a doctor’s office at least once a week for an allergy shot.
The drops can be taken throughout the week for a more optimum effect
than the shots without interrupting your schedule. You or your children
are more apt to be compliant with drops and its safety surpasses the
conventional allergy shot.
”Using sublingual drops is not new, nor is it unusual. Allergy
patients in many states are treated by this method. It is the only method
used in Great Britain and is widely used by a majority of physicians
in France and Italy. The World Health Organization Committee on Allergy
Immunotherapy in 1998 stated that allergy drops were a "viable
alternative to... injections". This report was finally reported
in this country two years later. Allergen Immunotherapy; Guidelines,
Update, and Recommendations of the World Health Organization. Allergy
and Asthma Proceedings, May-June 2000. Vol 21(3) 159-132. There are
many more references in this article. Many physicians in this country
have been using allergy drops over the last fifty years.” Roby
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Hope Is Here.
At the Jace Wellness Center, we can help you identify and treat the
causes of your allergies—not just the symptoms—through allergy
drops taken under the tongue. This effective, well-researched approach
to immunotherapy, also known as sublingual immunotherapy help patients
throughout the country to take control of their allergies and related
conditions including asthma, sinusitis, eczema, chronic fatigue and
pain, and a host of other related illnesses.
To find out whether our treatment might be right for you, read on or
Allergy causes, symptoms & definitions
Exactly what is an allergy? How are allergies and asthma related? What
are the most common causes? Symptoms? And how can you avoid exposure
to allergens? We encourage you to always seek medical attention if you
think you're experiencing an allergic condition.
Allergies result from exposure to one or more substances called "allergens."
Perfectly harmless to most people, common allergens include:
• Dust mites
• Animal dander
• Insect venom, especially from bees and wasps
• Latex rubber
• Food, especially cow's milk, egg protein, soy, peanuts and fish
People come into contact with allergens through breathing (e.g. pollen
and dust), eating, insect stings and skin exposure.
Science is still trying to understand why people experience allergic
reactions. We do know that genetics play a role. If your parents suffered
from allergies, you stand a better chance of experiencing allergies
-- although it's possible to be sensitive to a different set of allergens.
What causes asthma, and how is it related to allergies?
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchial passages (airways)
in the lungs. This inflammation leads to a tightening of muscles (bronchial
spasms), a swelling of the inside linings and the formation of tiny
mucous plugs. As a result, breathing can become extremely difficult.
Asthma is triggered by a combination of factors, including allergies,
pollutants, viral infections, exercise and changes in weather. Approximately
80% of all asthma cases among children are caused by allergies. For
adults, the rate is about 50%.
What causes sinusitis?
Sinusitis -- America's most common chronic disease -- results from blockages
of the openings (called "ostia") which drain mucus from the
sinuses. The most common cause of these blockages is an upper respiratory
tract viral infection, such as a cold or flu. Respiratory allergies,
especially hay fever, can have the same effect.
Chronic sinusitis is caused by reactions to mold/fungi in over 90 percent
of cases. Treatment must be directed at the mold allergy and on the
colonization of molds on the mucous membrane of the nose and sinuses.
You may be suffering from an allergy if you're experiencing one or more
of the symptoms described below. We've also listed typical symptoms
of asthma and sinusitis, two conditions which can be closely related
to allergies. Always consult your doctor for a full and accurate diagnosis.
• Nasal congestion
• Runny nose
• Wheezing (whistling sound while breathing)
• Itchy eyes, nose and/or throat
• Watery eyes
• Puffy eyes
• Allergic "shiners" (dark circles beneath the eyes)
• Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the eyelid)
• Skin rash
• Hives (intensely itching welts)
• Swelling of the lips, tongue and/or throat
• Itching of the throat, tongue and/or palate
• Sensation of tightness in the throat and/or chest
• Hoarse voice
• Hypotension (drop in blood pressure)
• Runny nose
• Anaphylaxis (severe life-threatening allergic reaction)
• Localized swelling
• Facial swelling
• Shortness of breath
• Swelling of the throat
• Abdominal and/or chest pain
• Tightness in chest
• Excess mucus
Symptoms lasting 10 days or longer
• Facial pain
• Sinus headache
• Feeling of fullness in face
• Difficulty breathing through nose
• Runny nose
• Loss of smell
• Foul smell in nose
There are many things you can do to reduce your allergic symptoms. For
some allergies, especially those involving food, prevention means simply
avoiding exposure to the foods that cause the symptom. Other allergies,
including those caused by pollen, mold, dust mites and other airborne
allergens, can be harder to escape.
Here are some things you can do around your home to reduce common allergens:
• Choose convection (hot water) heat over forced air
• Choose hard-surface floors (i.e., wood or vinyl) over carpeting.
• Choose shades over Venetian blinds.
• Wash curtains in hot water (over 130 degrees Fahrenheit) to
kill dust mites.
• Maintain indoor humidity between 35% and 40% -- never more than
• Use air conditioning and/or a dehumidifier to reduce humidity.
• Use an allergen-trapping air conditioning filter and/or a HEPA-filter
• Clean humidifiers often using a diluted solution of bleach or
• Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in a tightly insulated
• Clean visible mold from walls and ceilings.
• Mix paint with a mold inhibitor before applying.
• Do not store firewood indoors -- there may be mold in the bark.
• Limit the number of indoor plants.
• Avoid live Christmas trees.
• Consider buying products that control allergens --available
in specialty catalogs and on the Internet.
• Dogs, cats and other furry critters may be wonderful companions,
but they're also a primary source of allergens.
• Avoid down comforters, feather and foam rubber pillows, and
foam rubber mattresses.
• Place bedding inside allergen-impenetrable covers.
• Wash bedding in hot water, if possible, or in water treated
with an allergen-neutralizing product.
• Keep your closet and its contents, particularly footwear, dry.
• Sleep with the windows closed.
• Use an exhaust fan to eliminate food vapors.
• Regularly empty water from the pans beneath your refrigerator's
• Frequently take out the garbage.
• Use an exhaust fan to remove humidity, especially after a shower
• Squeegee excess water from the shower stall, tub and tiles.
• Use mold-inhibiting and mold-killing solutions to clean hard
surfaces, area rugs and shower curtain.
• Do not carpet the floor.
• Vent the clothes dryer to outside.
• Use a mold-inhibitor in paint, especially for block and brick
• Because of high humidity, do not use the basement as a bedroom.
• Run a dehumidifier.
• Avoid being outside between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.; that's when
pollen counts are typically highest.
• Stay indoors on sunny, dry and windy days.
• If you must do yard work, especially mowing or raking, wear
a tight-fitting dust mask.
• Avoid exposure to soil, compost piles, sandboxes, hay, fertilizers
• Trim foliage to prevent shading of the house.
• Correct drainage problems so that water runs away from the house
• Avoid drying clothes near a garden.