You’re going about your summer as one normally would–baseball games, backyard barbecues, trips to the swimming pool, and bike rides with the family can all make for some truly incredible times! They are a little less fun, however, when you’re dealing with itchy eyes and a runny nose. “Par for the course,” you think to yourself as you pop an antihistamine pill and hope for the best.
Here at Miramont Family Medicine, we want you to know that there is a better way to handle your summer allergies. You may know us for our high-quality care in Fort Collins, Parker, and Wellington, but you may not be aware that we offer allergy testing that can change your life forever.
What is Allergy Testing?
To put it simply, allergy testing is a procedure that involves us either pricking your skin or doing a blood test to see what you’re allergic to and how severe it is. This gives us a great idea of what type of treatment would benefit you the most. After all, the first step in dealing with any problem is figuring out what’s causing it. Or, as GI Joe would say, knowing is half the battle.
Whether you have suffered from allergies for a few weeks or several years, you know that it can really limit your enjoyment of doing the things you love to do. We want you to know that there’s a better solution to this issue and that you don’t have to suffer through summer, being afraid to mow the lawn or head to the park.
What If It Isn’t Nature That You’re Allergic To?
What if you’ve noticed that there’s something at summer barbecues that causes your stomach to be upset? Even if you’ve never had issues with food before, what you might not know is that you can develop allergies to certain foods later in life. Consider for a moment that before about a decade ago you’d probably never even heard the word gluten before.
Now that we’re becoming more aware of what can cause our bodies to be upset, however, we’re learning about what foods people should avoid. Whether you call it an allergy or an irritation, there are a number of different foods that are known to cause reactions in people. Fortunately for you, we can run a blood test at Miramont Family Medicine to help figure out if there are any foods that you’re allergic to.
Our Goal is to Help You Feel Better
No matter what you’re allergic to, we want you to know that our biggest goal is to help our patients feel better. Whether you get hives when you go outside or you’re dealing with unpleasant stomach issues, we’ll make it a point to get to the bottom of the problem and find a solution that works for you.
Curious about how immunotherapy works? Well, if you’re allergic to something like weeds, dander, mold, or grass, we can come up with a solution that is given in the form of a shot or a drop under the tongue. Around three months into this process, you’ll find that your symptoms have decreased significantly. As a matter of fact, most people see an improvement of 80 to 95%, providing them with relief from something they thought there was no hope for.
If you’re tired of taking nasal sprays or medications, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to get the help you need.
Schedule an Appointment With Miramont Family Medicine Today
Whether you’re in Wellington, Parker, or Fort Collins, you can find relief from your allergies. Colorado is a particularly tough place to be an allergy sufferer thanks to the wide range of things to do outdoors and the incredible food you can find all across our great state. We want you to know that there is help and that we’re here to provide you with the solution to your woes.
You can learn more about allergy testing here and you’ll find all of the forms you need, hints for how to prepare for testing, and testimonials about what this type of treatment has done for some of our patients. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite comments:
“I was sick all of the time. Any cold going around would knock me out for a week or more and turn into bronchitis. Only a few months on the drops and I am feeling better, fighting off colds, off my daily inhaler and haven’t been sick since I started. I can finally breathe!” -Lauren K.
“The sublingual allergy drops have worked wonderfully for my 6 year old daughter. They are very easy to use for children. She is now able to go around cats with no allergic symptoms.” -Jenna E.
“Before I started this program, I had significant allergy issues including wheezing, itchy skin/legs, sleep apnea & snoring. These symptoms have all but disappeared after using this program at Miramont Family Medicine. This has been a very successful outcome for how I feel in general and I recommend this program for anyone with chronic allergy conditions!” -Greg H.
So what are you waiting for? If allergies are causing you problems, take it from our patients and schedule an appointment with our team today. Whether you’re in Fort Collins, Wellington, or Parker, our team is here to help you make the most of your summer and get back to living your life the way you want to live it. We look forward to seeing you!