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Alternative Allergy drops have been used for over 100 years, and since the 1920s specifically under the tongue. There is a large amount of scientific evidence from the past 30 years which clearly documents their effectiveness and safety. We offer allergy drops to adults and children age 2 and older . Pregnant women who are already taking allergy drops can continue, but the drops should not be started during pregnancy. The idea behind any kind of immunotherapy (which includes allergy shots and drops) is to expose the body to small amounts of substances that cause allergies. In contrast to allergy shots, which require a slow increase in dose over several months, allergy drops can quickly be escalated to a maintenance therapy dose, usually in 10-14 days from starting treatment. We use skin prick testing alone to determine your allergies prior to starting allergy drops. Blood testing can also be used if necessary. There is generally no need for intradermal skin testing. Severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis are extraordinarily rare and are much less .mon than with allergy shots. For this reason, allergy drops can safely be given at home. Patients with asthma or those who are taking beta blockers can safely use allergy drops. As always, asthmatics should take their medications to keep their asthma under control, but the chance of significant asthma exacerbation is much less using allergy drops than with allergy shots. Allergy drops can be used to treat all inhalent allergies (includes pollens, molds, dust, animal dander). Food allergies have been treated with allergy drops elsewhere but there is not clear and convincing scientific evidence of their effectiveness at present. We would consider trying allergy drops for food allergies in select patients, but it is not something we routinely offer. Please see the food allergy page for more information. Similar to allergy shots, allergy drop therapy usually lasts several years (typically 3-5 years). Most patients will have noticeable improvement in their allergic symptoms within 6 months of starting drops, though it can potentially take up to 1 year. During the first year of treatment, you will need to .e in for a physician visit every 3 months. After the first year, visits are typically every 6 months. Allergy drops are not covered by insurance. Your physician visits and allergy testing are generally covered by insurance, though copays and deductibles may vary for each patient. Allergy drops are very reasonably priced, however, and in many cases are less expensive than shots when insurance copays are factored into the equation. Allergy drops also require much less time investment since they can be self-administered at home with physician office visits only 4 times a year or less. Patients currently taking allergy shots can switch to drops (and vice versa). We typically will repeat your allergy testing prior to switching treatments. If you are interested in allergy drops, call us at 512-550-1800 or email our office today to schedule a visit or ask any questions about current pricing or other information. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: