As Kids’ Allergies Rise, AllergyEasy Offers a Child-friendly, No-shots Treatment
Though kids’ allergies are increasing, there are drawbacks to many pediatric allergy treatments. That’s where kid-friendly sublingual allergy drops come in.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRUnderground) July 2nd, 2019
Ann Jensen’s daughter Cassandra suffered from allergy-related asthma throughout her childhood. Every spring, it kicked into high gear. Her nebulizer worked non-stop to deliver the medications she needed to manage her symptoms, and she inevitably ended up in the hospital at least once or twice per season. But AllergyEasy changed her situation with an easy-to-administer allergy solution that is allowing kids around the country to keep their symptoms in check simply and effectively.
Primary care physicians in 32 states offer the AllergyEasy program to their allergic patients. It allows them to test their patients with a brief intradermal test, then prescribe sublingual (under-the-tongue) drops to treat their allergies. The drops contain all major allergens, not just a small, local selection, so patients are protected wherever they live or travel.
The prescription sublingual immunotherapy drops absorb through special cells in the mouth and are carried into the bloodstream. They are taken daily, and because they are safer than shots (less risk of anaphylactic reaction), they can be administered in the comfort of home.
Over time, they desensitize the immune system to the very allergens that once triggered troubling symptoms, including sneezing, a runny or congested nose, itchy eyes, asthma, eczema, and hives.
According to Stuart Agren, M.D., founder and president of AllergyEasy, the sublingual allergy drops for kids are a long-term solution — not just a stop-gap measure.
“The drops treat the allergy itself — not just the symptoms,” said Dr. Agren. “The other popular option is just pumping kids full of antihistamines and other drugs only to have the symptoms return once you stop the medications.”
Yet another alternative is allergy shots, but that’s not an option for some children.
“Drops accomplish the same thing as shots, but they’re less age-restrictive,” said Dr. Agren.
Shots aren’t generally recommended until age 8, but drops have been shown to be safe for kids under the age of 5.1 Agren has successfully and safely treated hundreds of toddlers in his own Arizona practice with the AllergyEasy drops.
Agren said that drops are also better for busy families.
“As the pace of life picks up, we see more families gravitating to the drops over the shots because they’re so fast and easy,” said Dr. Agren. “They work like shots, but families don’t have to drive to the doctor’s office a couple of times a week for injections. Patients simply take them once a day at home and see the doctor every few months for check-ups.”
AllergyEasy is poised to bring relief to the growing number of children suffering from allergy symptoms. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids’ allergy-related conditions have surged significantly in recent years. For example, a 2000-2010 study showed eczema increasing from 9 to 17 percent among black children and from 8 to 13 percent among white children. In addition, asthma has been steadily increasing in the past couple of decades and now affects 7 million kids in the U.S. The CDC also shows that food allergies increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.
In Europe, nearly half of patients receiving allergy care get drops instead of shots,2 and the treatment is quickly catching on in the U.S. as families seek a more user-friendly and lasting solution for allergic children.
To learn more about the AllergyEasy program, visit www.AllergyEasy.com or call 877-276-3393.
1 Rienzo VD, Minelli M, Musarra A, Sambugaro R, Pecora S, Canonica WG. “Post-marketing survey on the safety of sublingual immunotherapy in children below the age of 5 years.” Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2005, 35:560-4
2 Cox L, Jacobsen L. “Comparison of allergen immunotherapy practice patterns in the United States and Europe.” Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Dec 2009
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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