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...
4 Major Reasons to Consider Immunotherapy
At what point do you move from temporarily managing your allergy symptoms with over-the-counter solutions, to treating the cause — often for good — with immunotherapy? And what are the benefits? We’ll dive into the four major reasons people consider sublingual immunotherapy (also known as allergy drops), and why it’s beneficial for those with chronic…Read More
Direct Primary Care Provider Finds Patient Success with Allergychoices
Since 2000, Allergychoices has supported providers from every corner of the country with offering sublingual immunotherapy — a disease modifying allergy treatment. Each provider has their own story about offering this treatment, with personal anecdotes of how it has ultimately impacted both practice and patients. Amber Beckenhauer, DO, added allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy to…Read More
Choosing an Allergy-Safe Sunscreen
There is a familiar, tropical, smell that comes to mind when you think back on beach days or soccer games in the middle of the summer — the sweet smell of sunscreen. Are you using allergy-safe sunscreen? For those with allergies and eczema, sunscreen is just another product that should be thoroughly examined and tested…Read More
Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the Difference?
The difference between a food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing. Find out what causes symptoms, what symptoms look like, diagnostic processes, and how allergy drop immunotherapy can treat the cause of food allergy. What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance can occur from a variety of causes including a missing enzyme needed to digest food,…Read More
Could Your Heartburn & Reflux Symptoms be Allergy?
As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) might be to blame. It can be allergy-related, but mainly causes reactions that impact your digestive system. The first official EoE diagnosis was in the 1990s, but there’s been an increase in diagnoses and ongoing research…Read More
3 Reasons Employers Add Custom Allergy Treatment to Their Health Plans
From a patient’s perspective, it’s simple to see why treating the cause of allergies is beneficial. But how does an employer benefit? Why would an employer want to offer disease-modifying allergy treatment, and what does their return on investment look like? Though this often looks different from employer to employer, three main reasons seem to…Read More
3 Reasons Allergy Drops are Ideal for School-Aged Children
Starting children on allergy immunotherapy while they’re young has a lot of benefits – they feel better, they miss less school, and it can halt the allergic march. But the idea of weekly injections can be scary and unrealistic for school-aged children. That’s where sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, come in. This safe, simple, at-home…Read More
How Early Eczema Treatment May Help Slow the Allergic March
You may have noticed your child’s eczema, or atopic dermatitis, symptoms before — their skin is dry, itchy, red, and swollen. Scratching only seems to make symptoms worse and your kiddo more miserable. You’ve tried topical creams, ointments, and lotions, but for some reason the symptoms keep coming and going, leaving you stumped. It probably…Read More
Do Your Allergies Seem to Bud with the Trees?
If you’re ready for a cold and snowy winter season to end (we may be biased here in the Midwest!), there’s nothing quite like the thought of spring, budding trees, blooming flowers, the first robin sighting, and hope for warmer days ahead. But, with budding trees comes the start of “hay fever” season. Tree pollen…Read More