Environmental Allergies

Little girl laying in the grassIn the U.S., 20% of adults and nearly 40% of children are affected by environmental allergies. Symptoms include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Stuffy, runny nose and sneezing
  • Wheezing and coughing

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, there are five main environmental allergy offenders:

  • Trees
  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Molds
  • Dust mites

These pesky culprits account for approximately 1.5 million school days missed annually and 28 million days of lost productivity for adults.

Many people with mild to severe environmental allergies look to sublingual immunotherapy when other options haven’t worked. Allergies impact quality of life, and treating the underlying allergy improves symptoms and reduces the likelihood of new sensitivities developing. In the long run, immunotherapy has benefits you can’t achieve from medications that just treat symptoms.

Immunotherapy, whether allergy shots or allergy drops, is the only treatment that changes the underlying allergic disease.