Gilbert was once a haven for allergy sufferers, but that was before a steady stream of newcomers to Arizona imported all kinds of non-native plant species, swelling the pollen count. Now, locals struggle with those same irritating symptoms that bring misery to allergy sufferers across the country: asthma, hay fever, food allergies, kids allergies, hives, eczema, ear and sinus infections, allergic headaches, and more.
But there’s a solution at the Family Allergy Clinic near Gilbert, and it’s as easy as a few allergy drops under your tongue. Since 1985, allergist Stuart H. Agren, M.D. has used a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy to bring relief to adults’ and kids’ allergies in the Gilbert area. The treatment works much the same as allergy shots with an allergy serum that desensitizes the body to allergens in the environment. But instead of being administered through shots, the serum is given as under-the-tongue drops that absorb into the bloodstream through special cells in the mouth.
Dr. Agren has successfully treated more than 15,000 patients, ridding them of pollen and food allergies. (Dr. Agren can treat for 59 different food allergies including wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, rice, and various fruits and vegetables.)