Today, allergic reactions seem to be everywhere. Turn on the television and you are likely to see ads for decongestants and antihistamines meant to treat allergy symptoms. Go to the drug store and you will see pills for seasonal allergies, creams for allergic skin reactions, and even new age treatments to desensitize you from your allergies. Allergy shots are big with kids nowadays, with more families than ever taking their kids in to get immunized. And yet there are still a lot of people who do not really get what lies behind an allergic reaction. Rather than get to the root causes, they simply pop pills. It is, of course, easier, but is it really the best treatment?