How Long Does It Take Before Allergy Drops Work?

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Are allergy drops more effective than antihistamines?

Antihistamines are only effective at managing symptoms temporarily. They block the short-term production of histamine, providing relief for the day or for several hours, depending on the dosage. Allergy drops actually treat symptoms at their source, often providing lifelong relief.

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How long does it take before allergy drops work? I'm Dr. Manan Shah, I'm an ENT and allergist with Wyndly Health. Allergy drops are a form of immunotherapy, which is a method of changing your immune system for long-term allergy relief.

But they don't work overnight. Some patients will notice benefits as early as four weeks, but most patients will start to notice benefits somewhere between four weeks and six months.

You really want to work with your doctor to find the best dosing and protocol for you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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