Alternative Allergy Treatment Video

Allergies affect nearly 20 percent of Americans. Some symptoms are merely unpleasant, while others are so serious they require multiple injections to manage. A new remedy may eliminate the need for shots for good.
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Alternative Allergy Treatment Dr. Travis Stork: And I want everyone to take a look at what happens when you have allergies, if you are exposed to an allergen. Once those allergens get in to your system, what they do is sometimes your body will recognize them as foreign. You get these IgE molecules attaching them to mast cells and then there’s this huge histamine release. And the whole idea behind these shots is that you are slowly exposing the body to the allergens so that over time, your body no longer thinks of it as a foreign invader. But you’re talking about is there an alternative? And the good news is this; there are actually sublingual drops now. Dr. Lisa Masterson: It’s a great option. Dr. Travis Stork: It is. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: But it’s been proven to be effective in Europe but it’s— Dr. Drew Ordon: Are they using it? Dr. Travis Stork: It’s not yet FDA approved here. We’re still moving to those final stages. Dr. Jim Sears: BECAUSE we've got to be careful because when you go into the doctor for the shots, oftentimes you have a mild reaction. And you’re at the office; they’re ready for any reactions so they need to make sure that this is going to be just hopefully, safer because you’re going to be doing it at home. Dr. Travis Stork: But doctors are using this I think off label on some circumstances. But the most important thing, we’ve set this on the show before whether it’s your allergies or asthma, don’t let your symptoms control you. Control your symptoms. So if you’re struggling, you should really go see an allergy specialist and they’ll figure out what’s best for you. Male: Alright, thanks.

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