The sniffling, the runny nose, the sneezing. Ugh! Is it a cold or is it allergies? Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell, especially in Florida, where warm temps and plenty of rainfall mean seasonal allergies can affect you all year long.
We’re smack in the middle of one of the worst cold and flu seasons in recent years. And the coronavirus scare has everyone on high alert for any signs of sickness. All this heightened attention on cold and flu symptoms brings up an interesting question: Do allergies weaken your immune system, and are those who suffer from allergies at greater risk of getting sick?
Yes! If you have ongoing allergies and they aren’t treated effectively, most experts agree it could weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to viruses and other germs. And when allergy symptoms disturb your ability to get a good night’s rest, that too can affect your immune system and makes you more likely to succumb to infection. That vulnerability could enable your untreated allergies to evolve into a sinus, ear or upper respiratory infection.
Aspire Allergy & Sinus, a premier medical practice focused on allergy, sinus and nasal issues, with locations in Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach, recently introduced a fast way to treat all kinds of seasonal allergies. The advanced treatment, called ExACT Immunoplasty?, has shown great success in patients with a variety of allergies.
ExACT Immunoplasty is a simple regimen that offers the opportunity to get rid of allergies once and for all. After an initial allergy test to determine specific triggers, patients come in for three intralymphatic* injections spaced out over the course of eight weeks. Then, they get back to living their lives.
So simple! Three injections versus three years of weekly injections. For people with busy, active lives, it’s a fantastic opportunity to take care of a nagging problem in a very timely manner.
Clinical studies report an impressive long-term success rate and those same studies have also shown intralymphatic immunotherapy to be just as effective as three years of allergy shots!
For more information about the procedure, the practice or patient success stories, visit aspireallergy.com/exact
Aspire Allergy & Sinus offers comprehensive allergy and sinus care under one roof. The multi-location medical practice has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2012, expanding its footprint across Texas and, most recently, into multiple markets in Florida and Colorado in 2019.
Known for making new and innovative allergy therapies available, Aspire introduced the ExACT Immunoplasty procedure in 2019.
*intralymphatic means the injection is administered into the inguinal lymph node in the upper, inner thigh