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Curing Allergies Vs Treating Allergy Symptoms


Do you suffer from allergies? Do you know what it is you are actually allergic to? If you forget your morning allergy pill are you experiencing symptoms all day?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have a long-term solution for you.

Did you know that it is possible to essentially cure your allergies and save money doing it?

I did some quick research into the most common over the counter allergy pills and their monthly costs. I discovered the range of cost per month is roughly between $312-$432. Add this cost to what you are already paying monthly for medical insurance and you are looking at a high monthly cost to feel ok, as long as the pills work decently for you and actually last as long as they claim to.

Cetirizine (Zyrtec $32/month= $384 Yearly), fexofenadine (Allegra $26/month= $312 Yearly) and loratadine (Claritin $36/month= $432 Yearly)

Some insurance companies have full coverage of allergy testing and treatment. This means that you can get treatment for what you are already paying monthly. Why not put the money you are already spending to use and save that monthly over the counter treatment cost?

So what is allergy testing and even more so how does the treatment cure allergies?

We perform a quick simple test that covers 72 environmental and food allergies to discover exactly what it is you are reacting to. There are two options for tests:

  • 30-minute scratch test – Skin tests use extracts — a concentrated liquid form — of common allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and foods. Once the allergen gets in your skin, it could trigger a rash. Your skin will get irritated and may itch, like a mosquito bite.
  • Blood testing – Blood tests for allergies called ELISA studies are the second line method for testing for allergies. It is typically reserved for people who for some medical reason cannot have the scratch test.

Once we have established what it is we are treating, we then decide between two treatment methods:

  • Allergy Injections – Allergy shots essentially help your body to cope better with allergens in the environment. Allergy shots also called “immunotherapy,” may work for you if allergy drugs don’t work well or you have symptoms more than three months a year.
  • Allergy Drops – Allergy drops work the same way as the shots, but are delivered under the tongue. These drops are created specifically for you depending on what is revealed in the allergy testing. They are a special elixer for your needs and are delivered to your house monthly. A very easy option.

Both allergy shots and drops must be taken on a regular basis for many months to work effectively, but have the potential to cure you of your allergies over time.

In closing, why would you not only want to save the yearly cost of over the counter allergy treatments, and put the hard earned money you are already paying for your health care insurance to good use.

To have us check your insurance coverage or to set up an allergy testing appointment at our Dallas, Keller or Fort Worth office call our corporate office at 817-345-0303.

Start feeling your best again with the support of T Off Men’s Health.