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Allergy laser treatment
bloodpara wrote in parenting101
If you have a child with severe seasonal/food allergies, would you try laser treatments? From everything I research, allergists say there's no proof it works, while tons of people on forums about it say they've tried it and it actually worked for them/their kids. I don't know anyone personally, so I was wondering if anyone here has tried it or was looking into it. We've seen several Groupons/Living Social deals go by with it and with my son and husband's horrible seasonal allergies, it's looking better and better by the day.

"Allergists say there's no proof it works..."

Nope. I don't subject my children to anecdata-only supported medical treatment.

This!! We'll be desensitizing my son once he's old enough; there is not much hard medical data for the laser bogus.
P.S. if you ask people to rub magic butter on their heads, there *will* be those who feel an improvement to whatever plagues them. Those forums are also filled with people being paid to post positive reviews.

Edited at 2014-06-17 08:34 am (UTC)

Agree with this completely.

If seasonal allergies are so bad that over the counter medications can't help, I'd pursue seeing an allergy specialist.

Its crap. Sorry to sound so..... jaded but its crap.

I worked for a woman who used to "diagnose" allergies by "strength testing". Lo and behold. EVERYONE was allergic to dairy and gluten! and guess what that woman's personal vendetta eating wise was against? ANy kind of carbohydrate and dairy. Oh gee.

She "cured" people by having them sniff vials of water and reiki.

(I got fired from the job because i refused to be "trained" by the same group of people that Tom Cruise is an accolyte of if you catch my drift)

that's my anecdote :P

It sounds like bunk science. I'm unaware of such a biological pathway that could be targeted with a laser to "cure" an immune response. If it really worked, it would be all over the news and in medical journals. I'd save your money and seek out an allergy specialist.

Allergy shots. There's proof they work, and it's usually covered by insurance.

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