Doctors: Prescribe Sublingual Immunotherapy for Your Allergic Patients

Are you a physician looking to increase your medical practice revenue while helping your patients improve their health? If so, consider prescribing sublingual immunotherapy.

Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Patients

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At least 20 percent of the population suffers from allergies. That means that one in five of your patients is likely dealing with the symptoms of allergy. These symptoms may include eczema, hives, asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, conjunctivitis, chronic sinus and ear infections, and allergy-induced headaches. Allergy may also lead to lesser-known ailments such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) as well as interstitial cystitis.

Many of your patients have likely tried for relief with a patchwork of medications—antihistamines, steroids, etc. These medications can help diminish symptoms, but they rarely bring full relief. The other big problem is that they don’t get to the source of the problem, so the symptoms keep cycling back.

Many patients would benefit from allergy immunotherapy—the only treatment proven to change the underlying allergy. Allergy immunotherapy is available through shots but also through sublingual allergy drops. Studies have shown drops to be just as effective as shots but with a lower risk for anaphylactic reaction. The drops are also easier for most patients to stick with since they can be dosed at home rather than at the doctor’s office. Most patients begin to experience symptom relief after several weeks on the allergy treatment drops as the immune system gradually “learns” to stop overreacting to allergens in the environment.

To decide if your patients are candidates for sublingual immunotherapy, consider the severity and duration of their allergy symptoms. If their symptoms are serious enough to significantly detract from a person’s sense of well-being or if their symptoms span more than three to four months per year, they would likely benefit from sublingual allergy immunotherapy drops.

Sublingual immunotherapy drops can be prescribed through a compounding pharmacy. Ask AllergyEasy about our turnkey allergy treatment program. To order a test kit (either an environmental or food allergy test kit) or to order allergen extracts, contact AllergyEasy.

Allergies may not affect the quantity of life, but they can certainly cut deeply into a person’s quality of life. With sublingual allergy drops, your patients can re-discover good health without the hassle and pain of allergy shots.

About The Author

Stuart H. Agren, M.D.

Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.

In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.