Welcome to Allergychoices' bi-monthly blog. Our blog posts fall into several categories: Allergic Conditions, Allergy Control Program, Allergy-Friendly Holidays, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergy, La Crosse Method Protocol, Nutrition/Wellness, Pediatric Allergy, Sublingual Immunotherapy. Or you can see the most recent posts below...
Ways to Avoid Summer Allergy Irritants
Nothing can put a damper on summer fun quite like allergies — as soon as symptoms hit, you’re at a standstill until you get them under control. Summer comes with more than the typical seasonal sniffles because other irritants — like insect bites, chlorine, sunscreen, and smoke from campfires and grills — are everywhere. In…Learn how to cope with summer allergies
Prep for Camping During Allergy Season
With camping comes near-constant exposure to environmental allergies. If you’re tent camping, or have open windows in your camper, you’re breathing in allergens 24/7 — which can irritate even avid outdoor enthusiasts with allergies. Below are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your next camping trip. Pre-Treat You may not…Check out camping tips...
How Often Can You Use Allergy Drops?
Allergy drops are not like other at-home allergy products like antihistamines, eye drops, and inhalers that give you a quick fix and then the benefits wear off. Allergy drop immunotherapy is a prescription therapy — a personalized, disease-modifying treatment. It’s tailored to each patient to train the body to stop reacting to problematic allergens —…Read More
How Long Does It Take for Allergy Drops to Work?
Have you ever wondered how long it takes for allergy drops to work? The short answer is that many patients report feeling better within a few months of treatment, but this timeline can depend on the patient, the severity of the allergies, and how consistent patients are with taking their allergy drops. The long version…Read More
Why Are Allergy Drops Not FDA Approved?
The FDA approves products. Though allergy drops may seem like a product, they’re a medical therapy personalized to each patient to treat the specific things that cause allergy symptoms. Because allergy drops are a therapy and not a product, the FDA will likely never approve multi-allergen allergy drop treatment. Why are other allergy treatments, like…Read More
Do Allergy Drops Work?
Allergy drops work as a disease-modifying treatment for allergies. With allergy drops following the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, you get a personalized treatment based on the specific substances allergy test show you’re allergic to. Over a typical three to five years of treatment, the body is trained to tolerate problem allergies, so it no longer…Read More
Are Allergies Impacting Your Mental Health?
Some people find that their environmental allergies, asthma, eczema, food allergies, and other related allergic conditions are a persistent stressor in their lives — and this impacts their mental health. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought we’d spotlight the connection between mental health and allergic disease. There are direct and indirect links between allergies…Read More
Why Asthma Can Be Worse in the Spring
Those who suffer with seasonal allergies know that once the snow melts and plants start blooming, allergy symptoms return with a vengeance. Why do asthma symptoms also pop up at this time? Because asthma and allergy can be related — it’s called allergic asthma. This blog breaks down the allergens present in the spring, the…Read More
Why Allergy Symptom-Relievers Could be Harmful in the Long Run
When exposed to a harmful allergen, the body releases histamine — and that triggers allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, congestion, and more. When you take an antihistamine, it works to reduce the effect of histamine and therefore, the symptoms. That’s why antihistamines are usually the first line of defense when battling…Read More