This new peanut allergy study is exciting. The study treatment patients received both probiotics and oral peanut protein. At the end of the study about 80% of patients could tolerate peanuts. More research will need to be done to see if this is a permanent treatment and how oral peanut treatments can be safely provided outside of research facilities. See link below.
Traditional immunotherapy has proven to be very effective in long term treatment for environmental allergies such as tree, grass weed pollens as well as for animal dander, dustmite and molds. In Europe sublingual immunotherapy has been used and proven to work as well. Traditional immunotherapy is more potent than sublingual immunotherapy and may work better for those with strong allergies and multiple allergies, however for those who are only allergic to GRASS or only allergic to RAGWEED but are not candidates for immunotherapy injections due to a heart condition, being on beta blockers, fear of needles, busy work schedules, etc then this may be an option.
You need to have had allergy testing/evaluation with us within the past 12 months, first dose is taken in our office, monitored for 30 minutes, and then at home. Recommended as a daily or seasonal pill for 3 years. You must carry an Epipen while on this treatment.
If interested, call our office today 703-558-6040.
If you missed the live interview at noon on Channel 9 WUSA this past Wednesday, April 16th, you can still watch it on our website www.allergynva.com for some helpful tips on how to get through this allergy season.
Dr. Bailey gives interview to Paula Wolfson regarding allergy. Listen to find out how stress reduction may help your allergy symptoms.