Texas is one of the best states in the nation to live for many reasons, but allergies aren’t one of them. Texas ranks in the top 5 hardest states to live in for allergy sufferers. Estimates are 1 out of every 3 people experience some degree of allergic symptoms. Often dismissed as “just allergies”, this chronic condition leads to a large burden for individuals and society.

Some estimates:

  • Yearly cost to the healthcare system: nearly 8 billion dollars.
  • The number of workdays missed each year: nearly 4 million.
  • Nearly 30,000 ER visits every year due to food allergies.
  • Likelihood of children having allergies: 30% if one parent experiences allergies, and nearly 70% if both parents experience allergies.

What are allergy symptoms?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy watery eyes
  • Sinus pressure and headaches
  • Skin rash
  • Lip, tongue, or face swelling.
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea (food allergy)

Why get allergy tested?

  • Allergy testing is not necessary to prove you have allergies.
  • If every spring, as the oak trees bloom, you have the above symptoms, you have an Oak allergy.
  • The purpose of testing is to determine the level of allergen, small or large, that will lead to a reaction in your body.
  • This allows for safe and accurate dosing of allergy immunotherapy.
  • Administration of this therapy leads to a reduction of symptoms and long term results, freeing you from daily multi-drug regimens.

Who needs allergy treatment?

  • Those who require antibiotics multiple times a year for sinus infections.
  • Those who are on multiple drugs year round, or large amounts of the year to minimize symptoms.
  • Those who have symptoms that are poorly controlled with over the counter or prescription medications.

What are the treatment options?

  • Treatment can be accomplished through weekly in-office injections, or daily drops under the tongue done at home.
  • There are pro’s and con’s to both options, and in office consultation can determine which is right for you.

As fellow allergy sufferers, we share your frustration, and hope that you will schedule a visit with Dr. Jung soon, so that he may help determine the cause, and work to alleviate your symptoms.


We understand your time is valuable so we want to provide you with an easy way to schedule an appointment. Please call us at (830) 816-5800.