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Pharmaceuticals Versus Immunotherapy

Antihistamines and other medications only treat symptoms and, therefore, offer only temporary relief from allergies. They also have side effects, cause addiction and are more dangerous for younger children. Immunotherapy is the only treatment that has been proven to change the underlying allergy—not just its symptoms. It starts with an allergy serum that contains traces of common pollens mixed into a saline solution. As your body is exposed to these pollens, it develops immunity to them so it will stop overreacting every time it encounters them in nature.

Shot-Free Alternatives In the US, immunotherapy has been administered only through injections. Patients have to drive to the doctor’s offi ce a couple times a week for shots. For over 40 years, European doctors have been using sublingual (under-the-tongue) allergy drops that are just as effective and safer than shots. The drops absorb into the bloodstream through cells in the mouth. Allergy drops are an especially good choice for kids. There are no needles to be afraid of and because of their safety record, they can be given to children under 5 years old.

Food Allergy Treatment If you have a child with a food allergy, you know how inconvenient and stressful it can be to avoid reaction-causing foods. Sublingual immunotherapy has changed that. Allergy drops have been shown to be safe and useful in desensitizing children to allergy-causing foods such as milk, eggs, wheat, rice and soy. Talk to your pediatrician if you think your

child may be a candidate for immunotherapy. Medications provide temporary relief, but immunotherapy can provide a lasting solution.

Nicole Craven, MD is an Integrative Medicine Pediatrician. She received her MD from Tulane University and completed her residency at Medical

University of SC, Charleston. Dr. Craven is Fellowship-trained in Integrative Medicine through Dr. Andrew Weil’s program at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She offers root-cause based healing with vast knowledge of supplements and nutrition, including shot-free allergy treatments for children. Call Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center for a “meet and greet” with Dr. Craven at 321-280-5867.

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