AllergyEasy Debuts Telemedicine for Spring Allergy Treatment
With covid-19 closing doctors’ doors, AllergyEasy allows physicians to offer allergy care with under-the-tongue immunotherapy drops that patients take at home.
Phoenix, AZ (PRUnderground) May 11th, 2020
With trees in bloom and grasses about to start pollinating, many allergy sufferers are feeling their familiar spring symptoms returning. And while many doctors’ offices are closed due to covid-19, AllergyEasy is allowing physicians around the country to offer care through an allergy shot alternative that can be taken at home.
AllergyEasy offers a turnkey allergy treatment program to primary care physicians around the country. Rather than referring their patients out to allergists and losing continuity of care, AllergyEasy doctors are able to test patients and prescribe sublingual immunotherapy, which works a lot like allergy shots except that it is dosed as daily droplets beneath the tongue instead of as shots.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was developed 40 years ago after a spate of patients experienced life-threatening reactions to allergy shots. It involves dispensing liquid antigen under the tongue, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through specialized cells in the mouth. Through the antigen, the body is exposed to traces of the pollens that incite allergic reactions. Over time, it becomes desensitized to these pollens so that it will stop overreacting to them with unpleasant symptoms.
Allergy drops present a number of advantages over shots. Because they are safer, they can be prescribed to younger children. In addition, they can be administered at home, unlike shots that must be given at the doctor’s office. This makes allergy drops particularly important as the covid-19 pandemic stretches on.
“The allergy drops can be mailed to people’s homes and taken on a daily basis. Follow-up visits can be conducted online,” said Dr. Stuart Agren, Founder of AllergyEasy. “This allows allergy treatment to continue regardless of how long the pandemic continues.”
Sublingual immunotherapy is the allergy treatment of choice for nearly half of allergy patients in Europe. It is quickly gaining popularity in America due to its elevated safety profile as well as its convenience.
“With the busy pace of life, allergy shots can be a hard sell,” said Dr. Agren. “Most people don’t have time to go to the doctor’s office a couple of times per week, and why would they when there is a treatment with comparable efficacy but without the hassle?”
Agren said that with many people sheltered-in-place, they are tending to aspects of their lives that they may have neglected, including their health, paving the way for an increased interest in allergy care.
“A lot of people face spring with an arsenal of antihistamines and decongestants,” said Dr. Agren. “It’s a quick fix but not a long-term one. Once they stop the medications, the symptoms come right back.”
Agren said that he is seeing an uptick in people interested in solving their allergies once and for all with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy, whether through shots or drops, is the only treatment that is capable of addressing the underlying allergy—not just its symptoms—for lasting allergy relief.
Another benefit of sublingual immunotherapy is that it is a natural allergy treatment that allows patients to overcome their allergies without the side effects associated with medications.
“It’s just extracts of natural antigens suspended in a saline solution,” said Dr. Agren. “There are almost no contraindications, and in the very rare cases where there are side effects, they are minimal.”
Dr. Agren began prescribing sublingual immunotherapy in his private practice in the mid-1980s, helping thousands of patients discover safe and convenient allergy treatment without injections. With 1 in 5 Americans struggling with allergies, he formed AllergyEasy to help family doctors around the country address their patients’ allergies in an effective and long-lasting way.
The AllergyEasy under-the-tongue drops desensitize patients to pollen, food proteins, pet dander, dust, and mold. To learn more, call (877) 276-3393 or visit www.AllergyEasy.com.
AllergyEasy helps allergy doctors around the country provide sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) to their patients who suffer with allergies to pollen and food allergies (including dairy allergy, wheat allergy, nut allergy, fruit allergy and more.) AllergyEasy can connect patients to a doctor in their area who offers sublingual allergy treatment.
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