Allergy Therapy

Learn more about how our team manages allergies.

Dealing with allergies? Tired of watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion? If so, you may be wondering if it’s time to turn to an allergy specialist to discuss your treatment options. Suppose you are looking for a holistic approach to treating your allergies. In that case, you should turn to our Phoenix, AZ, integrative medicine doctor and allergy specialist Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health.

What are some common allergens?

As the seasons change, many people deal with a flare-up of allergy symptoms. Now that hike that you love taking is met with sneezing, red eyes, and an itchy nose. Allergies can keep you hiding indoors during the times of the year that you want to be outside enjoying life. Here are some of the most common allergy culprits,

  • Insect bites and stings
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Food

If your allergies are more severe, you may mistake them for a sinus infection or cold. If you find yourself dealing with these symptoms regularly or they are impacting your daily routine, it’s time to see our Phoenix, AZ, allergy specialist to find out what treatment options are available.

How will you treat my allergies?

Allergy treatment requires a comprehensive strategy that includes avoiding the allergen whenever possible. We can provide you with tips on how to best do this to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. Of course, we know that avoidance alone isn’t always possible. That’s why we will often prescribe medication. Common medications used to treat allergies include steroid nasal sprays, anti-inflammatory eye drops, decongestants, and antihistamines.

Here at Pineapple Health, we also offer our allergy-suffering patients a new way to breathe easier. Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) helps to bolster your body’s immune system so that it doesn’t overreact to the allergen. If you find that your current treatment plan isn’t working or you’re prone to more severe allergic reactions, you may want to consider AIT.

What is allergy immunotherapy?

Allergy immunotherapy retrains your immune system so that it isn’t as reactive when it comes in contact with the allergen, which will also lessen your reaction. This involves exposing your body to minimal doses of the allergen, which are gradually increased over many months of therapy. Allergy immunotherapy is administered as an injectable or sublingually.

Our Phoenix, AZ, allergy specialist Dr. Chan and the team at Pineapple Health are dedicated to providing well-rounded and comprehensive care that focuses on supporting your health. To find out if immunotherapy is right for you, call us at (480) 961-2366.

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