Treat the cause. Cure the symptoms.
At Allergycare of Cool Springs we believe the best way to treat allergies is to prepare for them. That’s why we recommend allergy drop treatment for both our patients with year-round as well as seasonal allergies. By accelerating immunotherapy with higher doses of the offending pollen prior to the allergy season, the body is better-equipped to tolerate the increasing exposure that comes with the season. In addition, it may shorten the length of immunotherapy treatment time needed for those using allergy drops for year-round allergies.
How Drops Work
Sublingual immunotherapy works by introducing small amounts of the antigens, or allergens, into your system over time. By gradually exposing your body to measured amounts of a specific allergen, it helps your body build immunity against allergy triggers. Year-round treatment using sublingual immunotherapy provides allergy desensitation, meaning your allergies are actually eliminated. And taking allergy drops as a pre-seasonal treatment for tree, grass or weed pollens will help prepare you in advance of the coming season and may also shorten the length of immunotherapy treatment time needed for those using allergy drops for year-round allergies.
Sublingual immunotherapy offers many advantages over traditional allergy injections. Here are just a few:
- It’s cost-effective.
- It eliminates the need for painful shots.
- It provides long-term relief of symptoms.
- It can be conveniently administered from home.
- It requires less physician visits and co-pays.
- It benefits those who cannot tolerate injection therapy.
- It’s custom-designed to meet each individual’s needs.
- It improves your quality of life.
- It has been proven to be quick, safe and easy.
Sublingual immunotherapy has been successfully practiced in Europe for more than 30 years. Allergy drops are convenient, cost-effective and well-researched, and offer a wonderful alternative to allergy shots.
Testing for sublingual immunotherapy offers another benefit. While minimal skin testing may be necessary, immunotherapy typically just requires a single blood draw—keeping needle “sticks” to a minimum.
Who Benefits From Drops?
Infants and children, severe asthmatics, and patients with chronic sinusitis will all benefit from sublingual immunotherapy. But really, allergy drops are a viable option for anyone who suffers from allergies and related illnesses.
For infants and children with eczema and recurrent ear infections, whose cause is often underlying allergies, incorporating sublingual immunotherapy early, can provide life-long benefits and help prevent asthma and other chronic conditions from developing later in life.
Severe asthmatics can utilize this treatment to become desensitized to allergy triggers, which can help reduce their symptoms as well as moderate the need for asthma medication.