Using Allergy Drops to Prevent and Manage Allergy Symptoms
For those who suffer from allergies, finding the right treatment plan to manage and prevent their symptoms can be difficult. While many patients of our patients at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia are prescribed allergy shots, others prefer to use allergy drops, which are a safe and reliable long-term alternative.
How Allergy Drops Work
Also known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), allergy drops come in either a tablet or liquid form taken orally. Immunotherapy exposes the patient to small doses of an allergen, in turn building up your immune response and making you less sensitive to it.
Allergy drops differ from antihistamines and other medications often prescribed to treat allergies, because they treat the condition itself, while antihistamines only mitigate symptoms. When your immune system works to reduce its reaction to something it’s allergic to, common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy throat also subside.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Allergy Drops?
Allergy drops serve as a way for our patients at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia to continuously combat several types of allergies. Those who may benefit most from this treatment are:
- Patients who desire long-term allergy control.
- Patients that prefer taking medication orally rather than injections.
- Patients who suffer from chronic conditions.
- Patients who desire a new treatment for hay fever.
- Patients who suffer from indoor allergens such as dust, mold and pet dander.
- Patients who suffer from eczema.
Benefits of Allergy Drops
After our team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia has performed allergy testing to determine what you’re allergic to, we will discuss the best treatment plan for your individual condition. If allergy drops are the chosen method of treating your allergies, you may hear about the following benefits:
- Are less invasive than allergy shots.
- Can be taken at home, without the need for regular office visits.
- Typically have less side effects than shots.
- Show long-term symptom relief.
Allergy Drop Treatment in Metro Atlanta
At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our highly-qualified medical team provides diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions that may be caused by chronic conditions like asthma or allergies. Speak to one of our Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia board-certified allergy specialists about the possibility of allergy drops to find relief.
Our board-certified doctors understand that these conditions may cause severe discomfort, and offer a no-wait appointment policy that ensures you receive immediate care.
Schedule your same-day appointment with Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia! Our team of board-certified allergy specialists will discuss your options and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Contact us at (770) 459-0620 or visit us online to book your appointment.