Rid Yourself of Allergy Symptoms With Allergy Drops
SoCal Breathe Free Sinus & Allergy Centers provides allergy drops to residents of Burbank, CA, and the surrounding areas. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, and if you’re one of them, then you know how painful allergy symptoms can be. Symptoms like headaches, itchy eyes, cough, and breathing problems can cause life to slow down and lead to fatigue. The good news is that medications can control these symptoms. However, they can’t treat the underlying causes of the allergies. Allergy drops are one of the best ways to retrain your body’s immune system to control your allergies. Lasting allergy treatment is safe, affordable, and available in the form of allergy drops.
What Are Allergy Drops?
Allergy drops are a type of allergy treatment called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). This alternative to allergy shots involves the placement of drops containing an extract of the allergen affecting the patient beneath their tongue. From there, it is absorbed into the body. This allows the body to build long-term tolerance to the allergen that would otherwise produce an allergic reaction in the patient. Like other forms of immunotherapy, allergy drops treat the cause and not just the symptoms of allergies.
The Benefits of Allergy Drops
Allergy drops offer a wide range of benefits. Not only can allergy drops help your immune system become less sensitive to allergens, but they are less invasive than allergy shots. Additionally, allergy drops can be self-administered at home, whereas allergy shots are administered in-office. And, because allergy drops need only be placed under one’s tongue, they are considered less invasive than allergy shots, which are injected under the skin of the upper right or left arm. Additional benefits of allergy drops include, but are not limited to, the following:
- No need for frequent doctor trips
- Highly convenient treatment option
- A painless approach to allergy relief
- Fewer risks than with allergy shots
- Can treat a wide range of allergies
- Can include multiple allergens in one dose
What Types of Allergens Can Allergy Shots & Drops Treat?
Allergy shots can treat allergies to bee stings, pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander. Allergy drops can treat allergies to ragweed, Timothy grass, dust mites, and more.
Our Immunotherapy Options
For over a century, immunotherapy has been used to treat allergies. This treatment works by exposing your immune system to allergens that make you ill so it can learn how to respond in new and healthy ways. We will develop your individualized treatment plan based on your test results and medical profile. The two types of immunotherapy are allergy shots and drops. Both are safe, effective, and long-lasting treatments. There are currently no allergy shots or drops for food allergies. However, allergy drops and shots are safe and effective for most allergy problems. Your immunotherapy options are:
- Allergy Shots– These shots are administered in the doctor’s office and contain a small number of your allergens. Allergy shots are typically administered in the upper arm.
- Allergy Drops– Drops are a more convenient alternative to allergy shots. Drops are placed under your tongue and can be used conveniently.
Allergy Drops Put You in Control of Your Treatment
The best way to control the severity of your allergies is by getting to their root cause. Medications only allow you to prevent symptoms, but they don’t cure an allergy-like allergy drops do. Allergy drops work with your immune system to retrain it to learn how not to release histamine in response when allergens are present. As a result, long-term treatment can make a significant difference for allergies and allergy sufferers. Allergy shots are just as effective and helpful, but allergy drops take away the barriers presented by shots. Allergy drops make treatments more comfortable and easier. With allergy drops, patients can experience comfort, convenience, and affordable cost.
- Comfort– No needles are required because you will simply place a small drop of liquid under your tongue to administer the solution.
- Convenience– No more missing work because you can administer the drops on your own.
- Cost – Allergy drops cost are comparable to shots, and they have similar insurance coverage as conventional treatments. However, they help you save on travel time, transportation costs, and loss of work time.
What are the Risks With Allergy Shots & Drops?
Whether you’re bothered by hay fever, pet dander, or pollen, allergies can cause severe discomfort. From the itchy eyes to the sneezes and wheezes, allergy symptoms can make life very difficult for those who suffer from them. Allergy drops are a great way to tackle your allergies. They break down all barriers no matter what your symptoms are. Allergy shots and drops are safe, and side effects are usually mild. Common possible side effects of allergy shots include itching, swelling, redness at the injection site, headache, coughing, tiredness, mucus dripping down the throat, and sneezing. Common possible side effects of allergy drops include throat irritation and mild mouth swelling.
Contact SoCal Breathe Free Sinus Allergy Centers Today
At SoCal Breathe Free Sinus Allergy Centers, we take pride in helping our valued patients say goodbye to their irritating allergy symptoms. We offer a full range of allergy treatments for any allergy severity (use severity to replace level) to meet your needs. We consider not only what triggers your allergies but also your age, gender, medical history, and lifestyle when developing a treatment plan tailored for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.