Allergy Drops: Treat the root cause of your allergies

If allergies negatively impact your daily life then you are not alone. Allergies are one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States with more than 50 million Americans suffering from symptoms. Like you, these men and women struggle with headaches, breathing problems, runny nose, itchy eyes, and other difficult health problems.

The symptoms of allergies have a major economic impact on our national economy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that allergies cost 18 billion dollars in lost productivity, medical costs, and other financial burdens. You may have suffered lost workdays, time away from friends and family, and the cost of constant treatment with little or no improvement.

It’s finally time to take control of your allergies by getting to the root cause. You can live a life free from allergy symptoms with a safe and effective treatment plan. Allergy Drops, also known as sublingual immunotherapy for allergies, go beyond symptoms and work to reduce or eliminate your underlying allergies. Let Dr. Brian Lee and the team at the Scottsdale Sinus and Allergy Center develop a customized therapy plan for your allergies.

Allergy Drops Give You Freedom!

Freedom from Symptoms

Over-the-counter allergy medications simply mask symptoms. However, allergy drops work directly with your immune system to fundamentally address your underlying allergy issues. With allergy drops, you get the benefit of short term symptom reduction and long term allergy relief. You can have freedom from respiratory distress, headaches, exhaustion, itchy eyes, runny nose, and other symptoms of an allergy attack.

Freedom from Shots

Immunotherapy treatment for allergies has often been avoided by adults and children because it was only available through a shot. These treatment schedules require frequent office visits and pain from regular shots. This adds to patient anxiety and may reduce compliance. With allergy drops, you get all of the benefits of immunotherapy without the needles. The treatment is delivered in a liquid drop that can simply be placed under the tongue (sublingual). No shots, no frequent office visits, and no need to continue suffering from allergies.

Freedom from Schedule

Allergy treatment can finally work on your schedule. Allergy drops are safe enough to be delivered from any location. You can deliver the drops from home or the office. With allergy drops, you are free from the hassle of commuting to the doctor’s office and free from the difficult scheduling requirements. Allergy drops are a convenient solution that allows you to enjoy life on your schedule.

Freedom from Financial Burden

Allergy drops are cost-effective and often provide an overall financial benefit to the patient. Allergy drops cost depends on a few factors. However, the overall cost comparison is favorable and additional savings are found in:

  • Increased work productivity & less work missed due to office visits
  • Lower transportation costs from fewer office visits
  • Lower expenses from medications and other treatments
  • Greater time and energy to invest in your priorities

To discover how to achieve lasting allergy relief, it is important to know what allergies are and how immunotherapy can work for you.

What are Allergies?

Black mold fungi - common allergy triggers

Your body’s natural immune system is the most effective tool for protecting you from illness and infection. It identifies and responds to dangerous foreign substances that enter the body to keep you healthy. There are times when the immune system begins to attack a harmless substance that you come into contact with. The body’s response to this immune system attack is known as an allergy.

The specific, otherwise harmless, substance that your body is responding to is known as an allergen. Common allergens in Arizona include:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Air pollution
  • Pet dander
  • Insects
  • Mold (mold is present even in dry climates)

Often allergy sufferers experience attacks that are brought on by multiple allergies at the same time. The responses to these allergens can range from a simple annoyance to life-threatening emergencies. These symptoms may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Headache
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin irritation

How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Immunotherapy is a specific treatment plan for your allergy issues. It works by slowly and safely introducing the allergen into your system. As your body is gradually introduced to the allergen it begins to naturally train the immune system to respond appropriately. The body is quickly able to reduce the allergy response and in some cases, the allergy can be eliminated.

Treatment plans begin with allergy testing to determine the specific allergens and the level of immune response to each. Once testing is complete, Dr. Lee and his team will create a treatment plan that is designed for you.

The two most common types of immunotherapy for allergies are:

  • Allergy Shots (Subcutaneous Immunotherapy - SCIT) – This is a series of weekly shots that expose your body to your specific allergens. These shots are delivered in the doctor’s office under medical supervision.
  • Allergy Drops (Sublingual Immunotherapy - SLIT) – This is a safe and effective alternative to shots that can be self-administered from home. Drops are simply placed under the tongue and allowed to sit for 1-2 minutes before being swallowed.

Both allergy drops and allergy shots are safe, effective, and proven treatment solutions for most allergens. Currently, there is no subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy for food allergies.

Drops or Shots?

Many patients ask “are allergy drops or shots more effective”? Both plans work effectively to build your immune system and reduce allergies. However, allergy drops have distinct advantages that promote patient satisfaction and increase long-term success rates.

  • No scheduling conflicts: treatment from your home on your schedule
  • No painful needles
  • No waiting in the doctor’s office
  • No commuting to appointments
  • No more reasons to avoid getting long-term allergy relief

Allergy drops eliminate all the barriers to finally getting freedom from your allergies.

Dr. Brian Lee and the professionals at the Scottsdale Sinus and Allergy Center have helped deliver countless patients from the daily struggle of allergy symptoms. People from across the entire Phoenix region are finding freedom from allergies and so should you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started on your path to the allergy-free life.

Find real options for permanent relief from allergies - both indoor and outdoor

Benefits of Sublingual Immunotherapy

For most patients, sublingual immunotherapy has distinct advantages that result in a safer, more effective, and convenient process. Some of the most impactful advantages of allergy drops include:

  • All Natural

    Unlike pharmaceutical medications, drops are made from all-natural extracts of allergens such as pet dander, mold, dust, and pollen.

  • Safe

    Drops are administered daily in trace amounts, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction to treatment. Reports of anaphylactic reactions to allergy shots are very rare (3 in 1 million); however, there are no reports of anaphylactic reactions to allergy drops.

  • Effective

    A daily treatment schedule results in a rapid immune response. Often symptom reduction is experienced within the first month. Sublingual immunotherapy has been used for more than a century and scientific evidence is continuing to show that this is a very effective treatment plan.

  • Convenient

    One of the most exciting advantages is that it works with your busy schedule. No more weekly or monthly office visits, no more office waiting rooms, no more hours stuck in traffic, no more missed school or work appointments, no more living your life around your treatment schedule.

  • Cost

    Allergy shots are comparable in cost to the co-pay and treatment costs of allergy shots. Additional savings are experienced through reduced reliance on OTC medications, less transportation expense for office visits, fewer hours of missed work, as well as the reclaimed value of your precious time.

Find out if SLIT is right for you - ask Dr. Brian Lee and the team at Scottsdale Sinus & Allergy.

Sublingual immunotherapy for allergies is a solution that has worked for allergy sufferers across the greater Scottsdale, AZ area and it can work for you. If you are ready to experience fewer symptoms and begin attacking the root cause of your allergy problems, schedule an appointment with Scottsdale Sinus & Allergy offices today.

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