Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program

Myths


Allergy Myth #1: Granny's Elixir Works

Folk remedies may make you feel better temporarily, just because you took something. But we don't know if it's a therapeutic or a placebo effect. These "cures" may not have any scientific validity whatsover. The long-term effects of allergies are best treated with the latest methods. At the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, our physicians help test and develop new drugs and treatments for allergies. With same-day testing and diagnosis, you¹ll feel better ASAP.

Allergy Myth #2: I Outgrew My Asthma

Sorry to burst your bubble but asthma is a lifelong disease. It may go through quiet periods, but you still have it - even as an adult. The Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program utilizes the most advanced scientific methods to treat your asthma, whatever your age. With same-day testing and diagnosis, you leave with a treatment plan in hand, so you feel better faster.

Allergy Myth #3: Salt Air is Magic

We wish it were true, but going to the beach cannot cure your allergies. Moist, salt air can help soothe the nose and sinuses, but there are still allergens at the beach. At the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program we have the latest techniques to relieve your allergy suffering. We are the area¹s only comprehensive center and you¹ll leave our office with a treatment plan.

Allergy Myth #4: Basement Mold Makes Me Sick

Concern about mold has been overstated. In fact, most molds don't live very long once they hit the air. If you are allergic to mold, the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program's same-day testing and diagnosis, will give you a treatment plan so you feel better faster. Plus we'll give you practical suggestions for dealing with allergens in your home.

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