Pacific Rejuvenation Medical offer painless, effective and time efficient allergy testing and allergy treatment that yield results in as early as 10 minutes! Using a noninvasive scratch test, we are able to identify reactions to the top 72 allergens in the state of California. Once your allergies are identified, Pacific Rejuvenation Medical Immunotherapy creates an allergy treatment program tailored to your individual specific needs. With this allergy treatment, patients are able to reduce or even eliminate allergy symptoms all together. During initial allergy treatment, immunotherapy requires medical supervision.
What is an Allergy?
A true allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to otherwise harmless substances.
My Antihistamines Work Fine, Why Would I Choose Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is aimed to in either decrease or eliminate a person’s sensitivity to certain substances. Patients who have already tried Immunotherapy as directed by our physicians, have reported as much as an 85% satisfaction rate for ridding themselves of allergies for good. Allergy Immunotherapy is the only treatment that can alter the allergy disease process itself.
The average allergy patient spends approximately ten times the amount on over the counter allergy medications and prescriptions during their lifetime than they would on Immunotherapy.
Over the counter allergy medicines also simply mask allergic symptoms or temporarily minimize them, but they don’t treat the underlying real problem associated with allergies. After one round of treatment, up to 90% of patients report a significant reduction in symptoms, and in some cases completely gone.
Scientists at Yale School of Medicine found that the use of prescription antihistamines may even lead to weight gain. Compounds released during an allergic reaction stimulate the breakdown of fat and act as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, blocking this reaction may induce weight gain. Immunotherapy, an all-natural treatment, is recommended instead.
Safe, Effective and Covered
Skin tests for allergies are a century old staple for diagnosing allergies. A pain free scratch test using a tiny comb scratches the skin’s surface. After about 15 minutes results begin to develop. If any test is positive, your skin becomes red, bumpy, and irritated.
Allergy shots are given in the upper arm once or twice a week for up to several years depending on the severity. Ideally, the allergies will be cured, although some symptoms may not completely go away.
Most or all health insurance policies cover allergy testing and Immunotherapy treatment. Check with your insurance company and your coverage to take advantage of your health benefits. If your symptoms are left untreated, your allergies can cause sinusitis or other infections in the future.
60 million worldwide patients a year are treated with Immunotherapy and have their allergies finally under control.
How It Works
The treatment begins to build up antibodies through exposing specific allergens repetitively to reduce or eliminate an allergic response and can eliminate the need for any type of medications or treatment in the future.
Immunotherapy, (allergy shots) are given to increase tolerance to an allergen (substance that causes allergic reaction) and are usually recommended for anyone who suffers from allergies for 3 or more months out of the year. Allergy shots not only reduce health care costs, but they are proven to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for anyone suffering from allergies.
The injections are essentially similar to a vaccine that fights against antibodies such as pollen, mold, dust or pet dander. When the body stops producing allergic antibodies that trigger the reactions, patients will no longer have the same allergic response.
Immunotherapy shows positive results with a significant reduction in allergy symptoms within just weeks, according to experts.
Studies have also shown that this type of treatment also helps prevent patients from contracting new allergies and reduces the risk for children with nasal allergies from developing more serious conditions such as asthma.
How Immunotherapy Can Help Asthma Sufferers
Immunotherapy has also been credited to reduce asthma symptoms. The rates of allergies and thus associated asthma have soared over the years and a cause for great concern. According to recent studies, up to 20 percent of American children are developing chronic diseases with asthma and allergic coughing at the forefront of being the most common complaints. These illnesses tend to develop in toddler to school age years.
Some triggers that cause allergies cannot be controlled, however, there are many allergens that can be deciphered once you seek treatment for your child. Stop by Pacific Rejuvenation Medical can show you how.
The air around us, our food, water, homes and schools are all polluted with nearly 100,00 chemicals. There are more pollutants indoors than outside, especially in schools.
Adults and children over the age of two can be tested for allergies. These tests are especially beneficial for those suffering with asthma, pink eye, undiagnosed cough or nasal drip, hives, allergic pneumonia or skin irritations.
Without Proper Treatment, Your Allergies Will Follow You Wherever You Go
Many people believe when suffering from allergies, if they change their location, move to another state, they will leave their allergies behind. However, that is not the case. Allergies simply don’t go away unless they are treated. Furthermore, many allergies are triggered from substances inside homes and can be found in any given environment, including beaches. Some allergies can change over time, while others may develop in adulthood. Some indoor and outdoor triggers can be:
- Pollen and Ragweed Pollen
- Mold and Mildew
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet dander
- Chemical fumes or scented products
- Mold spores or fungi that grow on soil, rotting wood, wet or decaying leaves, which occur in damp or warm weather which is one of the reasons why many allergy symptoms begin to start showing in the spring and summer seasons.
Conventional vs. Rush Immunotherapy
Conventional immunotherapy patients will be administered an allergy shot once or twice a week for about 5 months or more, based on individual needs as prescribed by the physician. Rush immunotherapy on the other hand, requires that patents getting multiple injections consecutively for two or three days, but symptoms may go away faster. You can discuss with your physician which option is best for you.
If you suffer from allergies, don’t become a statistic. Help us give you permanent relief before your symptoms worsen.
- Fifty five percent of the US population test positive to at least one allergen
- 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergy
- 20 percent of the US population suffers from allergy symptoms year round
- Allergies rank number 5 in the leading cause of chronic diseases among all ages and the 3rd most common disease amongst children, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Allergy
- 4 million workdays are missed each year due to hay fever
- Ragweed and Pollen season has increased by 4 more weeks
- 7.7 % of the US population have asthma and the number of children with asthma is increasing over the years
- 1.8 million ER visits yearly due to asthma
- 4,000 people in the US have died from asthma