More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.1 Allergy symptoms include itching and irritation of the nose; nasal discharge and/or congestion, sneezing, and itching of the eyes, ears, and palate. To make matters worse, these symptoms are frequently accompanied by fatigue, weakness, malaise, irritability, and decreased appetite. 2
To state it simply, people suffering from allergies feel miserable. Many patients self-medicate with over-the-counter medications. While they may find some relief with OTC medications, it’s rarely enough to combat the misery; and the medications themselves cause side effects such as drowsiness and impaired cognitive function, increasing their suffering.
A study comparing the quality of life between allergy patients and a control group found significantly lower scores for allergy patients on overall life quality of life measures, such as social functioning, role limitation, mental health, fatigue, and even pain.2
In the United States, Allergic Rhinitis results in 3.5 million lost workdays and 2 million lost school days annually.3 Approximately 16.7 million physician office visits each year are due to allergic rhinitis.4
Primary care physicians and pediatricians are on the front line of the growing allergy crisis. The first line of defense for allergy sufferers is most often their family doctor or pediatrician. In the past, allergy specialists had the primary responsibility of diagnosing allergies and managing patient care; but due to a well-documented growing allergy crisis in the United States (Pawankar 2014), an increasing number of primary care practitioners are now testing and treating allergy patients in their own offices. (Medscape Business of Medicine 2014).
Our Mission: AllergenScript.com aims to improve the quality of patients’ lives by empowering non-allergist physicians with the education, knowledge and tools necessary to provide safe, innovative and effective allergy testing and treatment solutions directly to their patients.
Our Goal is to help patients feel better while increasing practice revenue for the non-allergist physician.
The AllergenScript system is a patented, highly-esteemed, user-friendly allergy testing & treatment program designed with the non-allergy health professional in mind. It allows medical practitioners the ability to quickly and accurately diagnosis and treat patient allergies in their own offices, without the need for third party referrals.
The test is easy to administer and results are indicated in 15-20 minutes. The physician can then decide whether the patient should receive in-office treatment, or if they should be referred to a board-certified allergy and immunology specialist. If the patient can be treated in-office, the AllergenScript system provides simple, ongoing allergy treatment options that can be administered by treating physicians and their staff.
Examples of potential allergens for which Allergen Immunotherapy is proven effective include: animal dander, animal feathers, insects, dust mites, molds, grasses, plants, trees, and weeds.
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