Sublingual Immunotherapy – Alternative to Allergy Shots
Less than five percent of US allergy sufferers receive immunotherapy. The other 95% take medications to temporarily reduce symptoms, try to avoid their allergens, or just continue to suffer.
In the past, most immunotherapy was provided through allergy shots. Today, sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, are also offered as a safe, convenient way to treat the cause of your allergies and help you build long-term tolerance to the things that once made you miserable.
These are some of the advantages patients find:
- Reduced time spent for doctor visits
- Convenience of taking immunotherapy at home or on the go
- The potential to treat the widest range of allergic patients and conditions
- Reduced need for allergy medications long-term
Much like allergy shots, sublingual immunotherapy gradually helps build the body’s tolerance to an allergen. Over time, the allergy results in fewer symptoms and medication needs, and can change the underlying allergic disease.
If you currently suffer from allergies and would like to learn the exact cause of your symptoms, call our office at 919-782-9003 to schedule a quick and easy allergy test.