Allergy Detection and treatment

Studies have shown that the tendency to develop allergies may be inherited.  If one or both parents are allergic, the chances of their children developing allergies are increased by 50-80 percent.   It is understood that simple allergies in childhood may develop into more serious physical or emotional problems in later life. Early detection and treatment can effectively minimize disease complications in the adult.

In addition to conventional allergy diagnostic methods (i.e. scratch/patch testing), Dr. Caprio utilizes the Omega System, a non-invasive, non-provocative method of computerized electrodermal screening, which does not present any risk of serious allergic reactions often associated with traditional skin testing.  It is, therefore, the method of choice for children and severely allergic individuals, since it allows for rapid screening of allergens in a risk free and painless manner. 


OPTIMAL DOSE IMMUNOTHERAPY:

This is a method of carefully individualized sublingual immunotherapy which is self administrated in a preservative- free aqueous solution according to physician recommendations. It is a safe method without the risks often associated with other conventional methods of allergy treatment.

Sublingual immunotherapy may afford rapid stabilization of the immune system, and immediate relief of allergy symptoms.

It is important to note, however, that dosage concentrations or endpoints(6,5,4, etc.) must be rechecked and adjusted to the patient’s current level of sensitivity. This neutralization level must be accurate and appropriate, and determines the effectiveness of treatment. In the case of ‘food phenolic’ immunotherapy, these neutralization numbers usually shift downward to lower or more concentrated dilutions, which in turn afford more effective control of related food allergies. For this reason, rechecks are recommended every 3-4 weeks, at the onset of treatment until food neutralization numbers reach an optimal level. From that point on rechecks are less frequent and often bi-annual.