All too often, allergy sufferers don’t do anything for their symptoms until they are experiencing them. If this is you, you likely reach for some sort of over-the-counter solution to help find relief. Maybe you put in some eye drops whenever your eyes are feeling red and itchy after spending the day outside. Or you suddenly can’t stop sneezing, so you quickly take an antihistamine to just make it stop. While these types of allergy meds can certainly help, a proactive approach is a much better way of managing those insufferable symptoms.
The best health advice always says, it's better to prevent than to treat. We are firm believers in managing your allergies before they worsen, or better yet, before they occur, in order to live free of allergies as much as possible.
There are a couple of ways to use proactive allergy treatment to your benefit. Be sure to continue reading if you suffer from seasonal or mild to moderate allergies and are looking for a long-term solution.
As the name suggests, seasonal allergies only occur during certain seasons. This is usually when various types of pollen are at an all-time high.
In the spring, grass and tree pollen are the usual causes of seasonal allergies in most people. Come fall time, ragweed pollen is likely causing your allergies to flare up. Unfortunately, depending on where you live these allergies may not be limited to a single season. Throughout the Southeast, spring allergies can stretch into mid-summer, while fall allergies may continue well into the cold winter months. What’s worse, some people may even have reactions during both seasons, making it feel like your allergies are a year-round torment! If it seems like you can’t escape seasonal allergies, the trick is to try proactive allergy treatment before your symptoms kick in.
As you might guess, our recommendation is to get started on proactive allergy treatment a few months before your seasonal symptoms tend to flare up. By using transdermal allergy immunotherapy, such as ShotFree Allergy topical cream, you are able to slowly desensitize your immune system. This way, by the time allergy season rolls around, you’re in good shape! Over time, your seasonal symptoms will become less severe and may occur less frequently, allowing you to enjoy each season with ease.
On the other hand, if you do have year-round or perennial allergies such as pet, mold, and dust mite allergies, you can also manage these symptoms in a similar way. Again, staying ahead of your symptoms with proactive allergy treatment is key.
Perennial allergies can make you feel miserable, especially if they’re due to something as unavoidable as dust mites or pets in your home.
Treat these allergens by first looking at your allergies from a different perspective. Don’t see them as unavoidable, but preventable. Using the same transdermal allergy immunotherapy protocol, you are able to reduce your allergic reactions against certain allergens. These include dust mites, mold, and pets.
Symptoms that range from mild to moderate will definitely benefit from immunotherapy as it keeps your immune system’s reaction from becoming worse over time. Eventually, you can then prevent your reactions from becoming severe, while also reducing your risk of potential anaphylaxis.
Whether you or your child are needing help managing allergy symptoms, finding long-term relief is possible — and easier than it sounds!
Our solution to allergies is a unique spin on a classic form of treatment. Allergy immunotherapy used to only consist of injections and oral drops. At the time, it was believed that these two methods were the only option for desensitizing the immune system against external triggers.
Sadly, there tends to be more cons than pros with these treatment options. Injections are an issue for many patients, especially children, because they are painful and must be done several times per week by a medical provider. Whereas oral drops generally have a peculiar flavor that kids (or adults!) may not enjoy. Therefore, staying on top of therapy can be difficult if patients have a negative association with their treatment.
ShotFree Allergy is a transdermal immunotherapy that was created to solve this issue for patients. Our topical cream works in the exact same way as allergy injections and drops, but is administered differently. Because of this, it makes it easier for virtually anyone to stick to their routine and feel the full benefits of a proactive allergy treatment.
Transdermal allergy immunotherapy works by applying small amounts of pure allergens to your skin. In theory, exposing your body to an allergen will eventually cause your reactions to lessen or diminish.
Allergy immunotherapy works by reducing the activity of the inflammatory immune cells that cause your reactions. This eventually decreases your sensitivity to allergens. If allergen immunotherapy is followed for the required duration, there is a great chance of improvement from allergy symptoms.
In the first year, symptoms will gradually lessen. Within three to five years, you may not experience symptoms and may no longer require treatment.
Using our form of allergy immunotherapy begins with an appointment with one of our providers.
First, we will determine the exact allergens you are reactive to and prescribe a custom-formulated cream that is just for you. You will then apply a small amount of topical cream to your forearm where it will be absorbed into the skin. This is done only three times per week in your own home. Gradually, you will begin to see an improvement that OTC anti-allergy medications are not able to provide.
If you are ready to get started on your proactive allergy treatment, we are here for you! Take our simple quiz to find out if our allergy protocol is a right fit for your symptoms to get started. Click the button below to be redirected to our quiz.