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Allergy Drops Treatment

How do allergy drops work?

Allergy drop treatment works similar to shots by delivering a slowly increasing dose of physician-prescribed antigen that over time builds the body’s tolerance. The difference is that the drops are placed under the tongue and affect the immune system through very specialized cells found there. Research shows these cells are a friendlier and more effective route for long-term desensitization, making it an ideal option for patients who aren’t candidates for shots. Most patients take allergy drops each day for three years.


What are the advantages of allergy drops?

Aside from the benefits of being able to treat more patients, including children, asthmatics and others who aren’t able to tolerate shots, there are other advantages to allergy drops.

Lower cost, fewer clinic visits.
Compared to shots, allergy drops cost less and require fewer clinic visits. Most patients receiving allergy drops need only a few clinic visits the first year, and once every 6 months thereafter until visits are no longer needed.
More convenient, fewer medications.
You can take allergy drops at home or wherever you need to me, making it much easier to stick with treatment. And many patients find they need less medication to control symptoms after beginning allergy drops.
More healthy days.
The end benefit is simply feeling better. Our patients typically report fewer doctor office visits, as well as less time lost from work and school, after taking their drops consistently.

Who can benefit from allergy drops?

Although most people who suffer from allergies and related illnesses can benefit form allergy drops, many people aren’t aware it’s an option. For those whose allergies prevent them from living a full, productive life, allergy drops provide an effective, safe and cost effective option. Not only does this benefit patients who can’t tolerate or don’t respond to shots or other therapies, it provides tremendous benefits to employers and our entire healthcare system.

Are allergy drops safe and effective?

Allergy drops have been used around the world for more than 60 years, and many studies show that allergy drops are safe and effective. Dosing levels and the route of administration are safe enough to effectively treat infants, children, and people suffering from chronic conditions that previously made them unable to receive immunotherapy via shots.

In fact, the World Health Organization had endorsed sublingual immunotherapy as a viable alternative to injection therapy.

The well-respected Cochrane Collaboration, the world’s most-trusted international organization dedicated to reviewing healthcare treatments, recently concluded that allergy drop immunotherapy significantly reduced allergy symptoms and use of allergy medications.

The safety profile for sublingual immunotherapy is superior to injection immunotherapy based on research studies and patient treatment experience. Systematic reactions occur 3 times less with sublingual, and there has never been any anaphylactic reactions (life threatening) recorded over the 30+ years of sublingual treatment.


Learn More About Allergy Drops

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Allergy Drops (Sublingual Immunotherapy)
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Allergy Drop Solutions - Sinus Pressure
Allergy Drop Solutions - Snoring
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795 Primera Blvd. – Suite 1031
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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We recognize the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has already had and will continue to have on your day-to-day lives. No one knows how long or severe this crisis will be. However, please know that Lake Mary ENT & Allergy will do everything possible to protect the public health, to heal those who are suffering, and hopefully be beacons of hope in our community. We understand that you may be anxious and fearful at this time. As the typical viral season winds down and allergy season ramps up, it may be difficult to tell if your symptoms are due to your allergies or possibly COVID-19. We are here to help you during these difficult days ahead.

We understand the importance of our role as your healthcare provider, particularly for patients with asthma and other allergic conditions who may be at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms with COVID-19. We are committed to helping you navigate through this difficult period. It is imperative that you keep your asthma and other allergic conditions under control during these next few months. This means taking your medications as prescribed to you by Dr Damask, including your allergy shots or allergy drops and if you are on a biologic medication that you keep up your regime with your in-office injections.

Dr Damask and her staff at Lake Mary ENT & Allergy want you to know that we are taking great care to ensure proper sterilization of the instruments used for examination and we are also maintaining a sanitary office environment for all our patients by disinfecting the exam rooms after each patient.

We have rearranged our waiting room to promote social distancing and we have set up a special area just for patients with respiratory symptoms. We also have appropriate supplies for hand washing as well as hand sanitizer for your use in the office. If you are interested in alternatives to in person visits, contact the office about telehealth options. We are now offering virtual visits through a webcam or your phone.

Please follow the CDC recommendations regarding measures such as frequent handwashing and not touching your face. If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath AND have had recent international travel/been on a cruise OR have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-877-VIRUSHQ or 1-866-779-6121 to speak with a clinical expert about your concerns and receive guidance on the next steps that are right for you. We will keep you informed if there are any changes to our policies or changes to our office hours. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.