Allergy Treatment

When your body responds negatively to a foreign substance like tree pollen or animal dander, it can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. If you suffer from allergies, Dr. Liu can help you find relief and address the root of your problem with allergy testing and convenient, highly effective sublingual allergy drops.

What Causes Allergies?

The immune system is responsible for producing antibodies, which defend your body against infections, illnesses and foreign substances. In people who have allergies, antibodies are produced to defend against a specific substance that the body believes is harmful, but actually poses no real threat. When you come in contact with that substance in your environment your immune system overreacts, fighting back against the perceived threat with its defensive capabilities.

This reaction from your immune system can result in symptoms like:

  • Asthma
  • Sneezing
  • Eczema and rashes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Watery, irritated eyes
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Chronic cough, cold or bronchitis
  • Depression, memory problems and confusion

Allergies can result from a variety of substances in your environment. Some, like animal dander, mold, mildew and dust mites can cause allergies year round, while many people also suffer from seasonal allergies due to pollens.

Treating Allergies

If you believe you suffer from allergies, the best way to find out the trigger of your symptoms is to get tested. Allergy testing is done with a simple skin test that causes no pain and provides immediate results. Once Dr. Liu has determined the source of your symptoms, she can provide treatment with sublingual allergy drops or acupuncture to alleviate your allergies.

Allergy drops are self-administered under the tongue once each day. Unlike allergy shots and prescription medications, allergy drops do not require frequent visits to your doctor’s office. Most people begin to experience significant improvement after three months of treatment with allergy drops, and complete relief from their symptoms after three years.

Side effects with allergy drops are rare and mild, but can include nausea and an itching or tingling sensation in your mouth. Though allergy drops are generally safe and effective for people of all ages, they are not recommended for those with severe immunodeficiency.

To learn more about testing and treatment for allergies, please contact us.