Hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) occurs when your body overreacts to an allergen in the environment such as a plant pollen. Your body perceives that allergen as a dangerous enemy and unleashes chemicals in self-defense. These chemicals can cause inflammation of the various tissues of the eyes, nose and throat, leading to itchy eyes, a runny or congested nose, sneezing and a sinus infection or itchy throat.
Allergy medications may help in the short term, but hay fever symptoms will return once you stop the medications. A more lasting solution lies in oral allergy drops which can actually re-train the immune system to stop overreacting to allergens in the environment once and for all.
Allergy drops contain extracts of the most common allergens (dusts, molds, pollens and pet dander) mixed into a saline solution. These drops are placed under the tongue where they absorb into the bloodstream. They are safer than allergy shots and work far faster to reverse the effects of hay fever and other allergy symptoms.
To get started at the Family Allergy Clinic, call 480-827-9945 (Toll free: 1-877-2SNEEZE).