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Answers to Allergy FAQs

How Do Allergy Drops Work?

Allergy drops work similarly to allergy shots by delivering a slowly increasing dose of phsyician prescribed, FDA-approved antigen in an off-label manner.  Over time, these drops can help you build a tolerance to your allergies. The difference is that the drops are placed under the tongue and affect the immune system through very specialized (dendritic) cells which are found in their highest concentration under the tongue. Research shows that these cells are a friendly, effective, and safe route for long-term allergen tolerance, making it an ideal option for an allergy patient.

What Are the Advantages of Allergy Drops?

  • Lower cost, fewer clinic visits. Compared to shots, allergy drops typically cost less and require fewer clinic visits.  Most patients needing allergy drops only need a few visits the first year and then once every 6 to 12 months thereafter until visits are no longer needed.
  • More convenient. You can take allergy drops at home or wherever you are, making it much easier to stay with your treatment.
  • Less medication. Our patients report, and research confirms, that they typically need less medication to control symptoms after beginning allergy drops.
  • Enjoy healthier days. The end benefit of taking drops consistently?  Feeling better.  Patients typically report fewer clinic visits, hospitalizations and less time lost form work and school.

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