Allergies

Allergies

AllergiesBuzzy won’t stop you from sneezing, but it can be very helpful for kids itching from allergies or adults who don’t like shots. Since pain and itching pass on the same nerves, Buzzy can relieve eczema itching as well.Rubbing and cold have long been effective to reduce itching. For eczema itching, put the ice wings under Buzzy’s elastic strap and rub Buzzy where the itching is. Buzzy can provide a few minutes of relief while you wait for creams or medications to kick in.For anxious kids or adults, DistrACTION cards can pull attention away from shots as patients become desensitized, both against allergens and needle phobia.Allergist office: For testing, relieve itching by placing Buzzy between the shoulder blades. The nerves come in laterally to the spine, then up the spine.  Offices report that placing Buzzy at the top one dermatome above the highest itching was most effective.Typical experience using Buzzy for scratch testing: Itching was relieved after 7 seconds when Buzzy was used with ice pack. Itching was relieved after 12 seconds when used with vibration alone. Buzzy was more effective when pressed in place at the top of the spine, but was not as effective when simply lying on the back. After removing Buzzy, the itching returned after 17 seconds following the buzzy-plus-ice wing trials, and after 13 seconds following the vibration only trials.