Dr. Rogers Centers is proud to partner with United Allergy Services. United Allergy Services partners with providers to advance the understanding of immunotherapy as the gold standard of allergy treatment. United Allergy Services as a whole has conducted over 400,000 allergy tests and served over 250,000 patients with over 26 million immunotherapy treatments administered – 83% of those being done in the patient’s home.
Don’t Let Allergies Control You
Allergies are more than just a nuisance. They can seriously impact your quality of life – with family, work, leisure and much needed rest time. But more importantly, if left untreated, your allergies can lead to more serious problems such as recurrent sinus and ear infections, bronchitis, and asthma.
There are several common treatments for allergy symptoms, some you may have been trying for years. Maybe you have been taking a variety of medications on a regular basis to manage your allergies. Did you know that long term use of allergy medications can add up to hundreds of dollars a month, without actually helping to eliminate the allergy itself? Between the cost of expensive medications, lost productivity at work or school, and frequent doctor visits, people typically spend about $2,000 a year battling their allergy symptoms. Often, people are just irritated with the side effects from their medications as they are from their allergy symptoms.
What is Immunotherapy?
Maybe you or someone you know have tried steroids, antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops, or even homeopathic remedies, searching for some relief. Well, you may be a good candidate for a long term treatment being offered through United Allergy Services at Dr. Rogers Centers. It’s called allergen immunotherapy, sometimes referred to as “allergy shots”. Immunotherapy has been used by physicians for more than 100 years and is an FDA approved treatment used to decrease your sensitivity to substances that you are allergic to. It works like this:
Let’s say you were allergic to oak pollen – very common here in the San Antonio area. By exposing you to increasingly microscopic amounts of oak pollen over the course of one year, you will develop a tolerance to it. As time goes on, you can develop a tolerance to amounts that once would have sent you sneezing, itching, and scratching all the way to the medicine cabinet. Your customized allergen immunotherapy can even be used to treat multiple allergies at the same time.
Benefits of Immunotherapy
Studies show immunotherapy has up to an 85% success rate in reducing allergy symptoms. Most people who have properly completed immunotherapy experienced minimal allergic symptoms and other long-lasting benefits, such as decreased risk of developing allergic asthma, new allergies, and little need for allergy medications at all. You can even complete your immunotherapy treatment from the comfort of your own home. You may save thousands of dollars by eliminating the need to take allergy medication, and the testing and treatment is covered by most insurance plans and should cover the majority of the expense.
You no longer have to miss out on the things that matter to you because of your allergies.
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