As fall approaches, many people find that symptoms of allergies – including a dripping or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching in the eyes, nose and throat, or worsened asthma – can get in their way of enjoying the beautiful season.
If those symptoms sound familiar, you might be interested in a treatment that many of our patients are finding helpful. The treatment, known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) or allergy drops, helps patients build a tolerance to substances that cause allergies. The drops work similar to allergy shots, but the delivery of a liquid drop under the tongue can be easier and more convenient for patients to tolerate.
Research has proven allergy drops’ effectiveness, and you can safely administer them at home which can mean fewer office visits for you. Drops can be used safely for a broader range of patients including infants and children, people with chronic health conditions that are not candidates for, or who prefer not to have shots, and are also an effective treatment for food allergies. The World Health Organization also supports the use of allergy drops as an effective alternative, and their use is rapidly growing worldwide. Most importantly, the treatment provides you with an opportunity for lasting, and often permanent, benefits.
If you’re interested in more information about our Granger Medical ENT allergy drop program, please call us at 801.965.3484.