Family Allergy Clinic Provides A Simple, Long-term Solution For Red, Itchy Eyes

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Spring allergies can cause itchy eyes, but the Family Allergy Clinic offers a simple alternative to allergy shots can provide lasting relief from allergic conjunctivitis.

Phoenix, Arizona (PRUnderground) April 28th, 2015

Those who may want to scratch their eyes out at this time of year are in good company.  One in five people suffers with eye-related allergy symptoms. While eye drops and allergy pills can provide temporary relief,  Family Allergy Clinic’s sublingual immunotherapy drops can provide a lasting solution by treating not just symptoms but the underlying allergy itself.

The sublingual (under-the-tongue) drops are taken daily under the tongue where they absorb into the bloodstream.  Like shots, they desensitize the body to allergens in the environment, “teaching” the immune system to ignore allergy-makers like pollens, dust or pet dander rather than overreacting to them in ways that lead to troubling allergy symptoms.

According to Dr. Stuart Agren, director of the Family Allergy Clinic, people with long-lasting or particularly troublesome eye allergies may be good candidates for allergy treatment.

“If patients are dealing with eye allergy symptoms for more than a couple months of the year, it’s worth looking into allergy treatment,” said Dr. Agren.  “Of if their allergies are shorter in duration but they are bothersome enough to be significantly cutting into quality of life, that is also grounds for consulting a doctor about allergy immunotherapy.”

Immunotherapy can be offered through shots or drops, but Dr. Agren said that many patients are gravitating toward drops due to their convenience and higher safety profile.

“Because drops are safer than shots, they can be taken at home,” said Dr. Agren.  “I find that they work faster than shots, too, because patients can take them daily rather than just a couple times a week as they do with shots.”

Dr. Agren said that the drops also make allergy treatment available to younger children.

“Shots are not usually recommended for kids until at least age 7 which can be really frustrating for young kids with severe allergies,” said Dr. Agren.  “But since drops are safer, they can be prescribed at younger ages.”
Red, swollen, itchy eyes are usually a manifestation of allergic conjunctivitis.  It can develop seasonally—often in response to spring or fallen pollens.  It can also develop perennially in response ever-present allergens such as dust, mold, and pet dander.

About Family Allergy Clinic

Doctors at this Arizona allergist clinic offer sublingual immunotherapy (under-the-tongue allergy drops) for pollen and pet allergies as well as for food allergies (including milk wheat, gluten, nut, and fruit). The treatment is effective for kids with allergies, asthma, hay fever, eczema, sinus infections, and more.

(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

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