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Allergies

Testing and treatment is non-invasive, fast, and effective.

Allergens have a direct impact on your quality of life. Polga Medical Group tests for common allergies such as cedar, oak, grasses, proteins from pets, dust, insects, molds, pollens, airborne allergens, and much more. Based on your results, a personalized immunotherapy treatment will be developed for your individual needs. 

  • WHAT ARE ALLERGIES

    WHAT ARE ALLERGIES

    Allergy symptoms appear when the immune system reacts to an allergic substance that has entered the body as though it was an un-welcomed invader. The immune system will produce special antibodies capable of recognizing the same allergic substance if it enters the body at a later time. 

    When an allergen reenters the body, the immune system rapidly recognizes it causing a series of reactions. These reactions often involve the production of many inflammatory substances including histamine. 

    Histamine produces common allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, nasal and sinus congestion, headaches, sneezing, scratchy throat, shortness of breath, etc. Other less common symptoms are skin irritations such as eczema, and even respiratory problems like asthma.

  • WHAT IS IMMUNOTHERAPY

    WHAT IS IMMUNOTHERAPY

    Allergen immunotherapy (IT) is a proactive therapeutic modality directed towards diminishing a patient’s sensitivity to allergens. IT consists of exposing patients to increasing amounts of the allergens they are sensitive to throughout the course of treatment which can last from 1 to 5 years. 

    Immunotherapy desensitizes the patient to the allergens that trigger allergic symptoms ultimately allowing patients to be exposed to these allergens without any subsequent allergic reaction. 

    The results of Immunotherapy can be life-changing and dramatically improve quality of life.

  • WHY CHOOSE IMMUNOTHERAPY

    WHY CHOOSE IMMUNOTHERAPY

    Immunotherapy is the only proactive treatment solution for allergies. Over-the-counter or prescription medications are reactive methods of treatment that only address symptoms after a reaction has already erupted. 

    This perpetual cycle brings a long list of side effects, dependency, and expenses. The remaining alternative is avoidance of allergens, limiting experiences and freedom one has in daily life.

    Immunotherapy actually builds patients’ immunity to allergens instead of masking symptoms.

  • ALLERGENS

    ALLERGENS

    Many common substances can be allergens. Pollens, food, mold, dust, feathers, animal dander, chemicals, and environmental pollutants cause people to suffer allergic reactions.

    Pollen arises from trees, grass, and weeds – it floats in the air during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. As these pollens travel in the air people encounter them in their noses, eyes, ears, and mouths. Small particles of pollen are easily carried through long distances by wind and tend to cause allergies.

    Mold is a fungus, typically found in damp dark places. These microscopic spores also fly in the air and trigger allergy symptoms. Mold colonies reproduce and release spores year-round, they become dormant when temperatures drop below freezing but do not die.

  • COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE

    COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE

    Allergy testing and treatment can be conducted on adults and children age 5 and older. 

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