Fact Sheet

  • Staff: Providers – 2 Physicians, 1 PA-C; 2 NPs;  1 RDN; Allied Health Staff – 31
  • Patient Visits: Clinic Visits: 10,000+ per year
  • Allergy Associates of La Crosse helps identify and treat the cause of allergies – not just the symptoms – through comprehensive diagnostics and treatment using allergy drops taken under the tongue (also known as sublingual immunotherapy).
  • Allergy Associates of La Crosse is the largest U.S. based sole sublingual immunotherapy practice. Over our 50 year history, we have treated more than 155,000 patients with allergy drop treatment.
  • Allergy drops work like allergy shots using the same physician-prescribed and FDA-approved antigens, but the route of administration is delivered under the tongue to the sublingual mucosa using a liquid drop containing the offending antigen.
  • The drops are made up of the antigens that the patient is allergic to, desensitizing the body until patients have built long-term tolerance to their specific allergens.
  • Allergy Associates of La Crosse treats patients affected with seasonal pollens, molds, foods, and environmental allergies, and allergy-related conditions.
  • More than 50-60 million Americans suffer from allergies, or roughly 20 percent of the population.
  • According to the National Institutes of Health, allergies account for 2 million missed school days per year, and on any given day, more than 10,000 children are absent from school because of allergies.
  • Allergy drops are especially helpful for people who can’t tolerate, don’t respond to, or are not candidates for injection immunotherapy (allergy shots) including infants and young children, severe asthmatics, highly sensitive patients, patients with chronic conditions including sinusitis, patients with food or mold allergies, and patients with multiple allergies including dust, pollens, and animals.
  • The most common food allergies include milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy.
  • According to the study released in 2013 by the CDC, the incidence of pediatric food allergy increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.
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