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.

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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.

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

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Allergies limit activities for 40% of children.

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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.

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Sinusitis develops in approximately 31 million Americans each year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Asthma is responsible for 15 million missed school days annually.

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