It’s allergy season again (does allergy season ever end in Hampton Roads?) If you suffer from allergies, you may be miserable with itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, sinus headaches, earaches, dizziness, and fatigue. You may also get frequent colds, ear infections, and sinus infections. If you have asthma, allergies can cause frequent flares and even trips to the emergency room. Allergies can make eczema worse and cause other allergic rashes, like hives. If you have food allergies, they may worsen during allergy season.

You may have considered allergy shots or even tried them.  Allergy shots are a form of immunotherapy: giving yourself tiny doses of the things that you’re allergic to on a regular basis for several years until your allergies resolve. Allergy shots are extremely expensive, around $10,000 per year. Allergy shots are inconvenient because you have to visit your doctor once or twice a week to get a shot. Allergy shots have a low success rate, probably because it’s so challenging to keep hundreds of doctor’s appointments and get hundreds of shots.

There is another form of immunotherapy which is much more effective, convenient and affordable: sublingual immunotherapy. These are drops which you place under your tongue several times per day. It’s pain-free and easy and does not require any trips to the doctor. 70% of those who complete sublingual immunotherapy cure their seasonal allergies, pet allergies and even mild food allergies. My patients can obtain allergy testing and treatment for less than $800 per year! There’s no need to continue suffering. Contact me today to get started.