Allergy Shot Efficacy

Those who suffer from chronic allergies often rely on medications for symptom relief. This reactive approach to allergy treatment provides short-term benefits but is not a cure. Many who choose to proactively combat their allergies through immunotherapy (allergy shots) eventually build up a tolerance to the offending allergen, resulting in long-term relief. When your body
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How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Environmental allergies are tough to cope with, especially in the spring. If you are tired of taking daily medications with limited results, you may be a candidate for immunotherapy. Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) are the most common form of immunotherapy. They can be used as a long-term treatment to greatly reduce your suffering from seasonal
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Allergy Testing – The First Step to Finding Relief from Your Allergy Symptoms

An estimated one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. Determining the substance that is triggering symptoms (the “allergen”) is the key to successful treatment. Allergy testing is the most effective method of accomplishing this. Skin testing is the preferred method because it is quick, inexpensive and reliable, but blood testing may be an alternative
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Allergy EDGE™ Software

If you’re one of the millions of allergy sufferers in the United States, finding a provider that specializes in treatment is a crucial step in managing your symptoms and finding a long-term solution. Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery uses the Allergy EDGE™ software system to assure positive patient outcomes from our treatment
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Allergies & the Immune System

Allergies are extremely common, affecting about 1 out of every 5 Americans. Understanding what causes them, and which particular allergens are responsible for triggering your symptoms, are the keys to successful treatment. The immune system functions as the body’s first line of defense against germs and bacteria, and is essential in maintaining good health and
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Ragweed: Autumn’s Notorious Allergen

Many people associate hay fever with springtime, but it can occur anytime plants release pollen. A notorious autumn offender is ragweed, from the genus Ambrosia. This plant is responsible for about half of all cases of allergic rhinitis attributable to pollen. Ragweed can grow just about anywhere, but is most common in the Midwest and
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