Food allergies can occur when one or more of the ingredients in the food cause an adverse reaction and the body’s immune system fails to tolerate it. Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy (LDA) is a safe and proven treatment to provide relief from immune reactions including food allergies (IgE/non IgE), food and inhalant related conditions, and food triggered headaches and migraines.
Reliable and judicious compounding pharmacy providers often recommend LDA as a reliable solution for food allergy reactions. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the fantastic and astute Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Safety of LDA
The safety of Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy has been extensively researched and established over the last several years. LDA makes use of a natural pathway of immune modulation, and works at a strength that is less than what occurs in nature. An elaborate research study involving more than 10,000 patients in the US from 1993-2001 found no significant adverse reactions to LDA.
In another US research study, repeated ear infections in children responded to LDA better than any other condition. It is noteworthy that ear infections are most often caused by an allergic reaction to foods. Many double-blinded studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of the LDA treatment. Therefore, integrative pharmacy experts may suggest LDA as a safe treatment for food related allergies.
Temporary Local Reactions
Following LDA treatment for food allergy, a patient is likely to experience a localized swelling at the LDA site. Some redness and itching may also occur in some cases. In rare situations, the patient may have a temporary swelling of the lower arm.
After the treatment, a few patients may have a temporary flare-up of symptoms, particularly after the first one to three treatments. This is, in fact, a good sign that the therapy will work well the treatment progresses. The treatment provider will help the patient manage any unmasking symptoms.
Recommendations for Optimal Benefit
The following recommendations can help to promote the maximum beneficial effect of LDA:
- Use the nutrient protocol that improves the impact of LDA between the injections
- Have the nutrient IV for LDA (LDA Booster) while the LDA treatment is in progress
- Follow the specific instructions provided after the LDA, which are designed to limit any interference with the success of the treatment
The LDA Diet Level 1
Diet changes are not required for patients treated for solely inhalant or chemical treatments, but will benefit patients with food allergies.
Avoid all known food intolerances, allergies, sensitivities for the three crucial days – the day before, the day of, and the day after LDA therapy, and for three additional weeks.
The LDA Diet Level 2
The LDA Level 2 diet is followed for three crucial days – the day before, the day of, and the day after the LDA injection. The treatment provider will suggest whether this diet is necessary for successful treatment results.
AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding treatments, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and from side of the country to the other.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.