Did you know there's a vaccine for your allergies?
Vaccines are a hot topic these days — and we’re not talking about COVID, either. Did you know there’s a vaccine for your allergies, too?
Dr. Neeta Ogden
MD, Clinical Advisor
Thursday 20th January, 2022
Treat the cause of your allergies and not just the symptoms with a weekly or monthly injection.
Find out who’s eligible for allergy shots and how to get them. Also, discover an effective alternative to allergy shots that may even be safer than its injectable cousin.
Wait — there’s a vaccine for allergies?
Yes! Well, technically they’re called allergy shots and they’re a type of allergy immunotherapy. But they work similarly to vaccines in that they train the immune system.
Instead of training it to fight off a virus, they train the immune system to stop seeing allergens as a threat. The immune system stops releasing (or releases less) histamine when the body comes in contact with allergens.
Doses may be administered in the form of shots by a medical professional (a clinician at an allergist’s or doctor’s office).
How do allergy shots work?
Small amounts of allergens are introduced to the body in increasing doses.
They’re usually administered once a week during the buildup phase and monthly during the maintenance phase. After each dose, you may be required to remain after your appointment for observation for anaphylaxis for up to 30 minutes.
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Allergy shots have been proven safe and effective at treating the cause of allergies (not only the symptoms).
Side effects are rare, though the most common ones include redness or tenderness at the injection site. Anaphylaxis, while rare, is also possible, and people with a history of this condition may not be candidates for allergy shots.
Will I still need to take allergy medication?
Possibly. Most people start seeing results with allergy immunotherapy within six months of starting treatment. Yet, everyone is different.
Many patients are able to lower their allergy medication doses and some find they’re able to stop taking medication altogether.
Curex understands that it’s the symptoms of allergies that cause discomfort. That’s why we offer a prevention-plus plan that includes access to low-cost prescription allergy medication with delivery and allergy immunotherapy.
Manage your allergy symptoms while treating the cause of allergies.
Is allergy immunotherapy safe if I have asthma or eczema?
Yes, allergy immunotherapy is not only safe for asthma and eczema patients, but it can also treat the cause of atopic dermatitis and allergic asthma, too.
If you suffer from allergies, you’re more likely to also suffer from other atopic conditions, such as asthma and eczema. One major downside to the atopic triad is that the trigger of symptoms of one condition can trigger the symptoms of the other conditions.
And if you happen to suffer from all three? You may end up in a constant cycle of allergy, asthma and eczema symptoms.
Curex treats the cause of all three atopic conditions with allergy immunotherapy and low-cost prescription medication. Our prevention-plus plan includes access to a smart inhaler and eczema medication as well as allergy medication in addition to allergy immunotherapy.
Managing symptoms while you wait for allergy immunotherapy to work can help prevent allergy, eczema and asthma symptoms from triggering.
What about my kids? Can they get allergy shots too?
Our concierge testing service sends a clinician to your home or office to perform a blood draw. The sample will be sent to a lab for analysis, and results are available within three to five days. This service is ideal for anyone who isn’t comfortable collecting their own blood sample but doesn’t have the time to visit a clinical lab for a blood draw.
Feel comfortable going it alone? We also offer an at-home self-test kit that includes lancets to perform a finger prick. Collect your sample, send it to the lab and get your results within two-weeks time.
Both types of allergy testing are accurate, though the concierge test, which is an IgE test, is more accurate than the self-test. The self-test is less accurate but may be a more affordable option.
I can breathe through my nose for the first time in like 20 years!
I've been an ongoing allergy sufferer for 20+ years. I've tried everything—and nothing helped. Then I found Curex I am literally happier than I've ever been.
What if I don’t have the time to go to the doctor so often?
Don’t have time to visit the doctor’s office once a week? Neither do we!
Another form of allergy immunotherapy, under-the-tongue immunotherapy, has been proven effective at treating the cause of allergies.
Doses may be self-administered at home daily, as anaphylaxis is rarer with this type of immunotherapy.
Curex’s at-home immunotherapy is safe and effective. When paired with low-cost allergy medication delivered right to your door, you can treat your allergy symptoms while you’re waiting for your body to build a resistance to allergens.
Don’t need allergy, eczema or asthma medication? We also offer a plan that includes only immunotherapy that starts at only $65 a month. Receive a personalized treatment plan from an allergy expert, who you can talk or text with as often as you need. Get a long-term solution to your allergy, asthma or eczema symptoms with at-home immunotherapy — and try out the allergy “vaccine” for yourself.
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Curex has set the standard for the virtual allergy experience. From the comfort of their home, patients nationwide are able to receive a personalized treatment plan from an experienced clinician, aimed at treating the source of their allergies, not just the symptoms.
Curex offers convenient at-home allergy testing options. Our goal is to determine if a patient would benefit from immunotherapy and then customize a treatment plan that can reduce both the symptoms and the reliance on allergy medications.
Dr. Ravi Patel
At Curex, our mission is to help people improve their health and quality of life by understanding their allergies and treating them at their source. We provide more than individualized prescription treatments; we provide individualized care.
With Curex, allergy care is patient-centric and accessible from anywhere. Immunotherapy made simple. We enable patients to receive personalized allergy care on their own time. No more waiting rooms.
Dr. Neeta Ogden
Curex is poised to revolutionize the way allergies are treated in America, expanding access to clinical care and treatments that can meaningfully improve patients quality of life.