Allergy Testing & Treatment
While always great to be wished a blessing, for most allergy sufferers, they’d just as soon the sentiment not be cast following a sneeze. Or sneezes. Nearly 50% of you reading this right now are likely to be suffering from one allergy or another. At certain times of the year, with amazing blossoms and rich tree pollen production, we may suffer from the curse of itchy eyes, runny noses and all of the misery associated with allergies. For those of you who have that box of tissues attached to your hip, there are new choices in how to tame the allergy nightmare . Total MD’s allergy program may just help you sneeze your last sneeze, at least due to your allergies.
Okay, let’s start at the basics. Allergies are your body’s overreaction to stimuli. Dust, pollen, mold or pet dander is perceived as a threat, like when your immune system attacks a virus or bacteria. Your body’s immune defenses are called into action to expel the intrusion. Sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, skin rashes, sinus problems, coughing and wheezing and even asthma can be the unpleasant result of this internal strife.
Prescription and over-the counter-medications, such as antihistamines can help suppress the symptoms, but cannot address the cause of your allergies. As such, they return the first time you forget to take your medicine and most certainly mark the change of season each year. Immunotherapy desensitizes your body to these normally harmless intruders. By feeding your system with very small doses of the allergen that you are allergic to, your body will over time learn to turn down the alarm siren and even ignore them.
How do you start? Make an appointment at Total MD, (561) 969-7900 and our experienced providers will answer your questions, review your medical history and administer a painless skin test. This test reveals the exact allergens that get your immune system all riled up and in a tizzy.
The providers at Total MD say “We are always looking for options that make our patients’ lives better. We like to bring in new treatments and services that offer better healthcare, more efficient healthcare and as importantly, a more pleasant experience when our patients visit us”. There are only a handful of independent family care clinics that practice medicine in a genuinely caring, personal manner in today’s hectic healthcare world. Walking into Total MD, we treat you like a member of our family. This spirit of traditional hometown family health care conveys that we care about your health not just as a patient, but as person.
If you have finished off that box of tissue and rubbed your eyes a few too many times since you began reading this, you might consider talking to us to see if allergen immunotherapy could be the end to your battle with allergies.
Types of Allergies:
- Pet Allergy
- Dust Mites Allergy
- Pollen & Grass Allergy
- Plant & Tree Allergy
- Mold Allergy
- Food Allergy