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Are allergy drops better than allergy shots?

Manan Shah, MD, ENT

Wyndly co-founder & Chief Medical Officer. Dedicated to personalizing care and making allergies a thing of the past.

Updated on Sep 20, 2021

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What's the difference between the effectiveness of allergy shots and allergy drops. So it turns out across a number of published clinical studies and systematic reviews, both allergy shots and allergy drops are effective for decreasing patients' allergy symptoms, and for decreasing the amount of medications you need to use.

 

So it actually turns out that the most important. Is figuring out what is best for your life. For some patients, they want to make sure that they have insurance coverage. In which case allergy shots are best for them. But some patients prefer the convenience and safety of taking drops at home. In that case, allergy drops might be best for them.


Ultimately what's most important is making sure you start with an allergist that you have a good relationship with and trust. And the second thing is that you make sure you finish the therapy. If you do that, almost all patients will notice a significant improvement in their allergy symptoms and a decrease in the number of medications they need to use, regardless of whether they choose allergy shots or allergy drops.


Thanks so much guys.

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