Every allergy sufferer has the same 4 options in dealing with or treating their allergies:
1. Ignoring the symptoms
Many people endure a lifetime of allergy symptoms that affect their quality of life. Symptoms become so overwhelming that they miss activities and social events with friends and family and even work. Ignoring the symptoms is never a good choice especially when there are treatment options available.
For allergy sufferers avoidance is always the first line of treatment. This option however is difficult and problematic at best especially when dealing with environmental allergens. Pollens, molds, dust mites and animal dander circulate in our environment continually and makes it virtually impossible to avoid.
Prescription and over the counter medications are a good source of temporary relief, however they do not target the root cause of your allergies. Further, once you find a medication that works for you its continual use will result in tolerance meaning that you will later need more and more of the medication to achieve therapeutic relief. The bottom line is that you will purchase and take allergy medications for symptom relief for years or a lifetime without ever addressing the root cause of your symptoms.
Immunotherapy is a process which introduces allergens to your immune system in gradually increasing amounts. By doing this your immune system begins to recognize the offending allergen as normal thus reducing your allergy symptoms and your need for medications. Over time immunotherapy has been shown to eradicate allergy symptoms and improve the quality of life especially during allergy season.
What is immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy can reduce, enhance, or suppress your immune response.