Allergy Drops: Treat the Cause & Reduce the Symptoms
Allergies negatively impact the lives of more than 50 million Americans just like you. The daily struggle with symptoms such as headaches, breathing problems, irritated eyes, and congestion prevents you from experiencing all that life has to offer. Symptoms also impact sleep patterns and can lead to exhaustion and fatigue.
The symptoms of allergies extend beyond health and impact our communities, places of employment, and the overall economy. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) allergies have an $18 billion dollar impact through the loss of business productivity, medical expenses, and lost opportunity. You may have suffered lost workdays, time away from friends and family, and the cost of constant treatment with little or no improvement.
You can take control of your allergies as you look past symptoms and work toward addressing the root cause. Life beyond allergy symptoms is possible with a safe and effective treatment plan. Sublingual immunotherapy for allergies (allergy drops) will work to reduce or eliminate your unique allergy issues. As you treat the root cause of your allergies, you will begin to experience long term symptom reduction.
The professional team at Red River ENT will develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific allergies.
Allergy Drops: The Treatment Solution That Works for You
Over-the-counter allergy medicine may cover your symptoms for a period of time. Unlike medicine, allergy drops reprogram your immune system to reduce or eliminate your underlying allergy issues. Allergy drops combine short term relief from symptoms and long term allergy reduction. You can be free from breathing problems, headaches, fatigue, irritation, runny nose, and other symptoms of an allergy attack while your body learns to respond to allergens without an attack.
Treatment for underlying allergies has been available for generations in the form of an allergy shot. Because this treatment was only available through a needle, it has been avoided by adults and children who want to escape the inconvenience and discomfort. Traditional allergy shots require a rigid schedule that includes frequent office visits. In addition, some allergy sufferers were uncomfortable with the thought of regular injections. With allergy drops, you get all of the benefits of traditional allergy therapy without the needles. This modern allergy treatment is delivered through a small drop that is easily placed under the tongue. No office visits are required, no shots are needed, and there is no need to avoid getting to the root of your allergies. Enjoy the freedom that allergy drop treatment can provide.
It is possible to receive highly effective allergy treatment on your schedule. Allergy drops are safe enough to be taken at home, work, or any location that is convenient for you. With traditional allergy therapy, you have to work around your treatment schedule. However, with allergy drops your treatment works around your schedule. No frequent office visits, missed work and school, or wasted time spent in traffic. Experience the flexibility of an allergy drop treatment plan.
If you are looking for an allergy treatment plan that is cost effective and beneficial, then allergy drops may be the solution. Allergy drops cost is comparable to traditional allergy treatment methods; however additional financial benefits are often experienced. These include a reduction in cost from:
- Fewer missed days of work and higher levels of productivity
- Fewer office visits and lower transportation costs
- Reduced expenses from additional medication to treat allergy symptoms
- More time to invest in the things that are important to you
You can find long term allergy relief that works on your schedule and within your budget.
What are Allergies?
To understand how allergy drops work, it is helpful to understand exactly what an allergy is and how the body responds.
The immune system is the body’s natural protection system. When your body comes in contact with a harmful substance, such as a germ, bacteria, or pollutant, it responds to prevent infection or damage. An immune system that is working properly will keep you healthy. However, there are times when this system responds by attacking a harmless substance known as an allergen. This type of response is what we commonly refer to as an allergy.
Common allergens are found throughout Alexandra and across central Louisiana. Our warm and humid climate promotes these year-round allergens in our community:
- Pet dander
- Air Pollution
It is possible for your body to react to multiple allergens which may increase or compound the symptoms that you are experiencing. Common allergy symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes
- Facial pain
- Breathing problems
- Skin irritation or rash
Allergy Treatment Works!
Allergy drops are a custom treatment plan for your individual allergy issues. The basic process of immunotherapy has been around for generations and has been safely used for more than 100 years. By gradually introducing safe amounts of specific allergens to your body, it is possible to reprogram your immune system and reduce or eliminate allergies.
This process involves exposing yourself to tiny amounts of specific allergens over a period of time. With each safe exposure, your body learns that the substance is harmless. As the doses increase over time, you will find that your allergy symptoms have drastically reduced. In some cases, it is possible to eliminate allergies completely.
In order to have effective immunotherapy, you must have a plan that specifically targets your exact allergy issues. After detailed testing, you can choose from the two most common forms of therapy, allergy drops or allergy shots. Both types are effective and have provided safe allergy solutions for many years. You have the option to choose the specific treatment plan that works for your unique situation.
- Allergy shots are a series of weekly injections that expose your body to your specific allergens. These shots are delivered in the doctor’s office under medical supervision.
- Allergy drops are a safe and effective modern alternative that can be given from home, work, or any convenient location. Allergy drops are safe enough for you to deliver the dose yourself. Drops are simply placed under the tongue and allowed to sit for 1-2 minutes before being swallowed.
Both types are effective and have provided safe allergy solutions for many years. Currently, there are no subcutaneous (shots) or sublingual immunotherapy for food allergies.
Choosing the Best Treatment for You
You may be asking “are allergy drops or shots more effective”? Both drops and shots are highly effective in treating underlying allergy issues. They both work under the same scientific principles to help retrain your immune response. However, there are a number of unique advantages that contribute to higher success and greater patient satisfaction with allergy drops.
With allergy drops
- You can have successful allergy treatment at home, at the office, or any place that works for you.
- You can get treatment when it is convenient for you.
- You no longer have to worry about the discomfort of a needle.
- You won’t waste any more time commuting to the doctor’s office.
- You no longer have a reason to avoid achieving lasting allergy relief.
Take Action with Allergy Drops
Living in central Louisiana means that your allergies rarely take a break. Allergy season is year-round in Alexandria and Rapides Parish and you need to choose a professional team that can empower you to live life to the fullest. Red River ENT will develop a custom plan to address all of your allergy needs. Our treatment plans eliminate all the barriers to finally getting freedom from your allergies.
Our reputation is built on decades of experience in creating allergy treatment options that are safe, effective, affordable, and designed to meet your unique needs. Take control of your allergies today with allergy drops!Request an Appointment