to the Allergy Testing & Treatment Center. As an allergy
sufferer you have a choice in your allergy treatment. A choice, beyond
medications, which offers you the only disease modifying treatment
for your allergies…immunotherapy. Specifically sublingual immunotherapy
or, the more easily said, allergy drops.
medications provide relief of the symptoms of allergic disease, immunotherapy
actually modifies the disease state and changes the way your body
reacts to antigens (allergy causing substances).
all familiar with immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots…a series
of injections with gradually increasing doses that, over time, can
build the body’s tolerance to an antigen thus reducing symptoms and
medication needs. Allergy drop treatment follows this same pattern
and uses the same FDA approved antigens. The difference is that the
drops are placed under the tongue and affect the immune system of
why not just stick with shots? Shots are effective and drops aren’t
meant to replace them, however there are limits to which patients
can be treated with shots. The benefit of allergy drops is that antigens
are delivered to cells through a much friendlier route, the mouth
(oral mucosa). This allows for a broadening of the patients who can
benefit from immunotherapy…children, asthmatics, highly reactive patients.
These are patients who can benefit the most from a change in their
disease and often are not candidates for allergy shots. Wouldn't it
be nice to be able to treat your child at home for allergies?
test is relativley painless. It involves placing antigens on the top
layer of the skin on the forearm using a prick method. The test takes
a few minutes to perform. We get results in about 15-20 minutes.
DO WE TEST FOR?
are testing for strictly pollens & inhalents which include (Cats,
Dogs, Cockroach, Dust Mites, House Dust, Several Trees, Several Grasses,
Several Weeds, and Several Molds).
office only offers allergy drops to ages 5-12 years of age.
For more information about Allergy Drops or if you would like to make
an appointment for your child please
INFORMATION ABOUT SLIT (Sublingual Immunotherapy - Allergy Drops)
Supporting Evidence for SLIT