Allergies occur when your body perceives irritants such as dust, molds, or pollens as threats and an immune response is launched. Reactions can include sneezing, runny nose, skin rashes, and wheezing. Prescription and over-the-counter medications can alleviate symptoms, but do not relieve the causes of the allergies. Immunotherapy, which includes sublingual (under the tongue) allergy therapy, desensitizes your body to these irritants or antigens. Very small doses are introduced to your body via serum. As treatment progresses the concentration of antigens in the serum increases. Thus your immune system learns to ignore the antigen.
Sublingual therapy has been popular throughout the world for over 50 years, and is now becoming popular in the United States. The serum that you place under your tongue is the same serum that is used in allergy shots. Within a few months, you should realize a significant reduction in the need for allergy medications. By the end of four years of sublingual therapy use, your environmental allergies should be in remission!
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers sublingual allergy therapy to her patients. Locations are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please call the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.