Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

Do I Need Allergy Shots or Allergy Drops?

Do I Need Allergy Shots or Allergy Drops?

Are Allergy Drops or Allergy Shots Best for Me?

Whether you’re allergic to environmental allergens, food, or another substance, having allergies can significantly impact your daily quality of life. For some patients, antihistamines are not enough to treat their symptoms — which means regular treatment may be required.

At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we offer allergy shots and allergy drops to help patients seek relief for their allergy symptoms. Learn which treatment is best for you.

How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Our board-certified allergists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia use allergy testing to identify allergic triggers and sensitivities. Once our team has identified specific allergens, we develop an extract of that allergen and prepare the extract in either shots, tablets, or drops.

Our immunotherapy program is directed by our board-certified, highly experienced allergists. As a result, our allergy shot treatment program reduces allergy symptoms by 80-90% for most people.

Allergy Shots

Allergy shots gradually desensitize the immune system to certain allergens through regular, monitored substance exposure. Currently, allergy shots are the only treatment that changes the immune system, instead of solely treating allergy symptoms. They are the best treatment for patients with severe allergies.

The patients most likely to benefit from Atlanta area allergy shot treatment are people who:

  • Suffer from indoor allergies.
  • Suffer from seasonal allergies.
  • Suffer from an allergy-related condition, such as asthma, recurrent sinusitis, ear problems, or eczema.
  • Are allergic to insect stings.
  • Are allergic to difficult to avoid substances.
  • Frequently miss work or school due to severe allergies.
  • Find that allergy medicine is no longer effective, or that the symptoms of allergy medicine interfere with daily life.
  • Want to treat the cause of their allergy, not just the symptoms.

Allergy Drops

Allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) are a reliable at-home alternative to allergy shots. Allergy drops can be given in a small tablet or liquid drop form, and provide long-term relief from allergy symptoms. They are also particularly effective to treat seasonal allergies and fight against environmental allergens.

Read More: Treating Allergy Symptoms With Allergy Drops.

Benefits of Allergy Drops

With allergy drops, Atlanta patients can receive effective immunotherapy without regular office visits or allergen injections. This option may be best for patients who do not want to regularly travel to our office for injections, or for younger patients who may fear allergy shots.

Those who best benefit from allergy drops include those who:

  • Desire long-term allergy control.
  • Suffer from mild atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • Suffer from outdoor allergens like grass, ragweed, and tree pollens.
  • Suffer from indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, or mold.
  • Desire a new treatment for hay fever.
  • Prefer sublingual administration rather than an injection.
  • Want to treat the allergy cause rather than the symptoms.
  • Suffer from severe or chronic conditions.
  • Desire treatment different from allergy medication.

Treat Your Allergies Today at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

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.

Our team of board-certified allergy specialists will discuss your options and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Contact us at (770) 285-5200 or visit us online to book your appointment.