How do allergy drops work?
Allergy drops work by introducing a small amount of an allergen, such as pollen or dust mites, into the body by placing the drops under the tongue daily. Over time, this helps the body build up a tolerance to the allergen and reduces symptoms, resulting in long-term symptom relief.
Can allergy drops be used for any type of allergy?
Allergy drops are effective for a wide variety of allergies, such as allergies to certain pollens, dust mites, mold, and animal dander. However, currently, allergy drops cannot be used to treat food allergies.
Are allergy drops safe?
Allergy drops are generally considered safe for most people. However, as with any medical treatment, there can be some side effects or risks, so it is important to talk to your doctor before starting treatment.
Allergy drops are safer than allergy shots, so they can be administered at home. Allergy drops are also safe for children ages five and up.
How long do I need to take allergy drops?
The length of time you will need to take allergy drops can vary depending on the specific allergies and the individual. Some people may see improvement after a few months, while others may need to continue treatment for several years.
What are the common symptoms of allergies?
Common symptoms of allergies include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. Some people may also experience hives, itching, or skin rash. Allergy drops can help decrease these symptoms and more.
Can allergy drops help with food allergies?
Allergy drops are typically used to treat respiratory allergies, such as allergies to pollen, dust mites, or animal dander. They are not currently used to treat food allergies.
What are the possible side effects of using allergy drops?
Possible side effects of using allergy drops include minor irritation or itching in the mouth or throat. It is important to speak with your doctor before starting treatment to make sure this treatment is right for you.
Are there other treatment options for allergies besides allergy drops?
Yes, there are several treatment options for allergies including antihistamines, decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, and allergy shots. Allergy shots are one of the alternative of allergy drops, which is known as subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) that is delivered by injection rather than under the tongue. While allergy shots are just as effective as allergy drops, they must be administered at a doctor’s office and have a higher risk of anaphylaxis.