Dust, pollen, animal dander, and other common allergy triggers are normally harmless substances. However, an allergy sufferer can experience a host of abnormal reactions when the immune system incorrectly interprets a substance as harmful to the body. The body releases histamine in response to the perceived threat, which creates inflammation and a variety of other symptoms.
• Repetitive sneezing
• Itchy and watery eyes
• Hoarseness, cough, and sore throat
• Runny nose
• Itchy skin, which may or may not result in hives
The above symptoms occur when the body releases histamine and the airways become inflamed in response to the allergen. This process causes spasms of the muscles in the respiratory system in addition to making the blood vessels leak. The body responds by producing some or all of the common allergy symptoms.
Asthma is a chronic health condition caused by muscle spasms in the lung’s bronchi that leads to extreme breathing difficulty. An asthma attack often starts with an allergic reaction to a trigger. A severe response to an allergy trigger is called anaphylaxis shock and may result in death. For most people, living with allergies is an annoyance that has a negative effect on their quality of life. They learn to avoid allergy triggers and dread the spring season when pollen counts tend to be at their highest. People with allergic rhinitis have inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose due to repeated exposure to their allergy triggers.
The first response most people have when they realize they have developed allergies to certain substances is to take anti-histamine medication. Drugstores sell many varieties of allergy medication that don’t require a prescription to purchase. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these over-the-counter medications come with the undesirable side effect of drowsiness. The effect is so extreme that some people choose to live with the allergies rather than feeling tired and unfocused at work. Doctors can also prescribe anti-histamine medication that does a better job of relieving the symptoms without the side effects.
The problem with typical anti-histamine medication is that it does not consider the effectiveness of proper hydration combined with allergen dilution. Although the symptoms of watery eyes and a stuffed nose are unpleasant, this is the body’s natural way of flushing out the allergy trigger that is causing irritation. It also prevents against further exposure. Eliminating allergy symptoms for good requires proper hydration in addition to elimination or decreased sensitivity to every trigger.
When allergy pills and shots fail to bring about the desired quality of life improvement, doctors and patients alike search for alternative treatments. Intravenous (IV) Therapy offers promising results for those with seasonal and year-round allergies. The ingredients in each IV drip contain electrolyte-based solutions that contain anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory agents. The medication is contained in a bag and delivered directly to the patient’s bloodstream through a long, slender tube connected to a needle.
IV Therapy is more effective at treating and eliminating symptoms of allergies than drugs or shots because the medication enters the patient’s body faster and more efficiently. With traditional oral medication, it can take several hours for the allergy sufferer to start to feel better. Many people who have undergone IV therapy for allergies and allergic rhinitis report a significant reduction in their symptoms after just a few sessions.
Although prescription and non-prescription medication both offer relief of allergy symptoms, they do not treat the underlying cause of the allergies nor do they cure them. The introduction of hydration into the body provides it with what it truly needs to reverse the effects of a hypersensitive immune system. Because everyone responds differently, some people may never suffer from allergy symptoms to the same degree again while others may need to return for more IV Therapy sessions after a few months.
A typical IV therapy session spans 30 minutes. The insertion of the needle into a vein of the arm is the only discomfort of the procedure, but this typically doesn’t last beyond a few seconds. Besides the increase in energy and improved health, many people state that IV Therapy has allowed them to regain a level of productivity they couldn’t have imagined before treatment.