Immunotherapy with allergy extract is the most effective treatment for allergic diseases, asthma and symptoms such as coughing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and congestion. Immunotherapy treats the underlying cause of the allergic reaction by gradually administering increasing amounts of the allergens to the patient. This gradual introduction of the allergens helps the patient’s immune system builds up its own natural immunity, safely and effectively, making the patient less allergic. Allergy & Asthma Specialists offers two forms of allergy extract for immunotherapy, injections or drops under your tongue. Immunotherapy tablets are also available.
Prescribing allergy extract is a medical balancing act and should only be authorized by a fellowship-trained physician. All 12 fellowship-trained, board certified allergist/immunologists of Allergy & Asthma Specialists have completed years of specialized training in prescribing and producing allergy extract for their patients.
To prescribe and produce a safe and effective allergy extract for a patient, the allergist must first conduct a series of skin tests that will identify the allergens that trigger the patient’s symptoms. Next, the allergist will develop an extract prescription based on each patient’s skin testing results.
Now here’s the balancing act. The allergist must be experienced in prescribing an extract strength that is effective in gradually increasing your body’s tolerance to the allergens and provide relief of symptoms while at the same time not be so strong as to cause an allergic reaction. The allergists of Allergy & Asthma Specialists have the highest qualifications obtainable in prescribing safe and effective allergy extract.
Once the prescription is developed, all extracts are produced here in our own extract lab under the strictest federal guidelines. Unlike others, we never outsource the production of allergy extracts to an outside company. The allergists of Allergy & Asthma Specialists are involved in every step of the extract process, from testing, to ordering, to production. All extract materials used in production are bar coded and electronically scanned while preparing each patient’s personalized prescription. This assures the exact match of extract components to the patient’s prescription, preventing any accidental prescription errors.
With extract from Allergy & Asthma Specialists, you can rest assured your extract is safe AND effective.
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