Allergy Statistics:

Recent studies in children suggest that if immunotherapy is commenced soon after allergies first develop, it may actually reduce the risk of developing allergic reactions to other allergens, and even reduce the risk of later developing asthma.

Allergy Statistics:

Allergies are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old.

Allergy Statistics:

70% of asthmatics also have allergies.

Allergy Statistics:

Allergic rhinitis is an extremely common disorder, affecting between 10% and 30% of all adults and as many as 40% of children, and this prevalence is increasing.

Allergy Statistics:

Approximately 16.7 million physician office visits each year are attributed to allergic rhinitis.

Allergy Statistics:

According to the most recent statistics from the CDC, 17.9 million adults and 7.1 million children were diagnosed with Hay Fever in just the past 12 months.

Allergy Statistics:

$5.7 billion is spent annually on allergy medications-a cost that could be decreased significantly with Immunotherapy.

Allergy Statistics:

On any given day, 10,000 American children miss school because of allergic rhinitis, for an annual total of 2 million lost school days.

Allergy Statistics:

Allergies limit activities for 40% of children.

Allergy Statistics:

Allergies are the 3rd largest reason to miss work, accounting for 4 million missed or lost workdays each year and $700 million in lost productivity.

Allergy Statistics:

Sinusitis develops in approximately 31 million Americans each year.

Allergy Statistics:

40,000 people have sinus surgery every year-most of these people never knew there is another option that may have prevented this surgery.

Allergy Statistics:

Sinusitis ALONE is one of the leading forms of chronic disease, responsible for at least 30 million courses of antibiotics each year.

Allergy Statistics:

The prevalence of asthma in U.S. children under the age of 5 increased 160% from 1980 and 1994.

Allergy Statistics:

Asthma was the cause of 1.8 million ER visits in 2004- 44% of these patients were children.

Allergy Statistics:

Asthma is responsible for approximately 4,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

Allergy Statistics:

More than half (54.6%) of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens.

Allergy Statistics:

People suffering from sinusitis miss an average of 4 days of work each year.

Allergy Statistics:

Allergic diseases affect as many as 40 to 50 million Americans, including asthma and bronchitis.

Allergy Statistics:

13 million school days are missed each year due to asthma-the leading cause of missed school days among children ages 5 to 17.

Allergy Statistics:

In one study, 55% of patients with sinusitis also had a history of allergic rhinitis.

Allergy Statistics:

Asthma is responsible for 15 million missed school days annually.

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PatientFAQ

Does the test hurt?
No. The test utilizes a very shallow scratch that should not be painful. Do expect to be itchy during the test, though!


Who can be tested?
Adults and children over age 2 can be tested. It is not recommended that patients with a history of severe anaphylactic reactions or those who are severe asthmatics be tested. Moderate asthmatics who are unmanaged by medications and pregnant or breast feeding women should also not be tested. For these individuals, a blood test is safer.


What is tested for?
Allergy Labs of America tests for up to 48 geographically common, specific environmental allergens including tree, grass and weed extracts, pollen, and cat and dog dander.


How long will I have to be on Immunotherapy?
Results vary from patient to patient. Full results may be as little as 9 months and as much as 3 to 5 years.


How soon will I see results from Immunotherapy?
Every patient is different, but most begin to experience symptom relief after the first 60 days of the program.


Are the results permanent?
In the majority of cases, once the desired level of relief has been reached the results are permanent and very few patients need ongoing maintenance.


What are the side effects?
The only side effect associated with Immunotherapy is the small possibility of anaphylactic shock. This risk is extremely well managed through patient screening and medical supervision of increasing dosages of antigens. Other than that, there are no side effects.


Will my insurance cover this?
Most insurance carriers - including federal programs - do cover allergy testing and Immunotherapy for up to 3 years.