Allergy Treatment in East Brunswick, NJ
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. Jenny 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 you against infections, illnesses, and foreign substances. But when you have an allergy, these antibodies are produced in reaction to something that poses no real threat. Thus, when you come in contact with a particular substance in your environment, your immune system overreacts, fighting back against the perceived threat with all its defensive capabilities.
This reaction from your immune system can result in symptoms like:
- 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 pollen.
If you believe you suffer from allergies, the best way to find out 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. Although allergy drops are generally safe and effective for people of all ages, they are not recommended for those with severe immunodeficiency.
Contact UniMed Center for Allergy Testing and Treatment Today!
To learn more about testing for and treatment of allergies, call UniMed Center at (732) 828-9988 or request an appointment with Dr. Liu.