Sublingual Immunotherapy vs. Allergy Shots

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How long does sublingual immunotherapy last?

With consistent treatment, sublingual immunotherapy can often provide allergy relief for life. At the very least, sublingual immunotherapy typically provides months or years of relief for allergy sufferers. Also, sublingual immunotherapy is just as effective as allergy shots, producing results that last just as long.

What's the difference between sublingual immunotherapy known as allergy drops or allergy tablets and allergy shots? I'm Dr. Manan Shah. I'm an ENT and allergist with Wyndly Health.

How To Get Lifelong Allergy Relief

Immunotherapy is the only way that you can change your immune system for longterm allergy relief. And there's two ways of doing this.

What Are Allergy Shots?

The traditional method was allergy shots, which is where you came to my office and you got a weekly injection. Allergy shots were great for things like environmental allergens and also bee stings.

What Is Sublingual Immunotherapy?

But about 30 years ago, they discovered another technology called sublingual immunotherapy, which is where you take the allergen under your mouth.

What Are the Benefits of Allergy Drops?

This is great because you can do it at home. You don't need any doctor's visits and you don't need any weekly shots. Some of the benefits of sublingual immunotherapy is that they appear to be safer in clinical trials. They've been shown in research work just as well as allergy shots, and they can be done at home.

Ultimately, what you want to do is work with your doctor to figure out what works best for your life and pick that therapy.

Get Your Personalized Allergy Plan Today

At Wyndly, our doctors will take the time to learn your allergy history and determine your unique allergy profile to recommend the best treatment to help you live allergy-free. Get your personalized treatment plan today to beat your allergies!

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