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SAAT Needle Care Guidelines

SAAT Needle Aftercare Guidelines

To maximize treatment effectiveness, please follow these recommendations:


Limit Water Exposure: Avoid exposing the treated ear to water to minimize the risk of infection or needle dislodgment.


Needle Retention: Needles can safely remain in your ear for 3 to 4 weeks.


Sensitivity: Typically, you won't feel discomfort unless the needle site is disturbed, such as when sleeping or rubbing on the treated ear or using devices like phones or earbuds.


Adverse Reactions: If you notice persistent pain, redness, or discomfort at the needle site, remove the needle immediately, as this could signal infection or inflammation.


Needle Replacement: If a needle falls out during allergy treatment, we offer one free replacement and additional charge for any subsequent replacements.


Dietary Changes: For enhanced treatment results, consider limiting or avoiding certain foods while undergoing therapy.


Avoid Exposure: Avoid unnecessary contact with the substance being treated, such as mold, dust, alpha-gal, and mammalian-related products, whenever possible.


MRI Precautions: Remove all semi-permanent needles before an MRI to prevent complications.


Note: Herxheimer Symptoms After Needle Placement.

Fever, Chills, Headache, Muscle aches, Fatigue, Rash, Sweating, Increased Heart Rate, Anxiety, Nausea, Vomiting, GI Discomfort, etc.


Note: For upcoming appointments, avoid ear cleaning on the day and make sure any current needles or adhesives are removed at least 24-48 hours before your scheduled visit.


For any questions or concerns, please consult your healthcare provider.

Recommeded Dietary Guidelines for SAAT Therapy

To maintain low histamine levels during treatment, consider the following dietary guidelines:


Alpha-Gal Allergy Safe Foods:

Poultry, eggs, seafood, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, plant-based milks and cheeses, plant-based oils, herbs, spices, water, tea, coffee, juice, plant-based milk drinks.


Avoid: Beef, pork, lamb, venison, rabbit, goat, bison, organ meats, meat broth, gelatin (beef & pork), lard, tallow and suet


Low Histamine Foods:

Fresh, cooled, or frozen meat, Freshly caught fish

Most fresh fruits and vegetables (except strawberries and tomatoes), Grains like rice noodles and yeast-free rye bread

Dairy and dairy substitutes like fresh pasteurized milk, coconut milk

Most cooking oils and leafy herbs

Most non-citrus fruit juices and herbal teas


Foods to Avoid:

Pickled or canned foods, aged cheeses, smoked meats, shellfish, certain nuts and beans, chocolates, vinegar, pre-packaged meals, salty snacks with preservatives and artificial coloring.


Histamine Releasing Foods (Avoid):

Citrus fruits, cocoa, nuts, papaya, certain beans and pulses, tomatoes, wheat germ, additives like benzoates and sulfites.


DAO Blockers (Avoid):

Alcohol, black tea, energy drinks, green tea, mate tea


Debatable Foods:

Yogurt varies based on bacterial culture; raw egg whites are histamine releasers.

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