Allergies are common, affecting one out of every six people in the United States. Allergy triggers and symptoms vary, and no single treatment works for all. At Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Chad W. Mayer, DO, FAAAAI, FAAP, and Ronda Barak-Norris, MD, FACAAI provide individualized allergy treatment, creating plans that focus on long-term relief. To find out more about allergy treatment options from the board-certified allergists, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Allergy treatment refers to the various interventions available to ease allergy symptoms. Allergies are an immune system reaction to a specific substance (allergen) it considers harmful to you but is safe for most people.
This allergic reaction may cause a range of symptoms, such as itchy eyes, stuffy nose, or digestive issues. Some allergens trigger a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis that affects breathing and requires emergency medical care.
Allergy treatment focuses on easing symptoms and reducing the immune system reaction.
The board-certified allergists at Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan provide allergy treatment for people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults.
If you have allergy symptoms affecting your quality of life, you need allergy treatment. The experts at Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan provide treatments for all types of allergies, including:
They also recommend allergy treatment if you have allergy-related health problems like chronic sinusitis, asthma, eczema, or digestive issues.
Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan takes an individualized approach to care. They utilize many allergy treatments to provide long-term relief. Types of allergy treatments include:
Allergy medications ease symptoms and include antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, and mast cell stabilizers. Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan also provides epinephrine auto-injectors for those who experience life-threatening allergic reactions.
Immunotherapy is an allergy treatment that desensitizes your immune system to the allergen. Immunotherapy can be accomplished by either sublingual (drops under the tongue) or injections.
During immunotherapy, you receive a series of injections with increasing amounts of the allergen over a three- to six-month period. Once you reach a specific dose, you continue to receive injections containing that same dose (maintenance dose) over the next three to five years.
Sublingual immunotherapy you receive a series of drops under your tongue daily at home, building up over two months. Once you reach a specific dose you continue with daily home dosing for three to five years.
Immunotherapy improves allergy symptoms and reduces your risk of developing new allergies and allergy-related complications like asthma.
OIT is an immunotherapy for food allergies. Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan has been providing this allergy treatment since 2008..
Like immunotherapy, OIT desensitizes the immune system to the food allergen by exposing you to small amounts of the allergen over a set period of time.
Sublingual immunotherapy is also available for the treatment of food allergies.
With the right plan, you can get long-term relief from your allergy symptoms. Call Allergy & Asthma Institute of Southeast Michigan or schedule your allergy treatment consultation online today.
Dr. Rhonda Barak-Norris is an Allergist and Asthma specialist that treats patients for allergy testing, food allergies, drug allergies, skin testing, asthma and more. We are located in Farmington Hills, Mi. Call us to book your appointment today.