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Allergy drops work by repeatedly exposing you to small doses of an allergen to make you less sensitive to it. If you're living in the communities of Dallas, Irving, Euless, Bedford, Coppell, or Fort Worth, Texas, and seeking the most effective allergy treatment, Cure Allergy Clinic offers sublingual allergy therapy (allergy drops) for both food and environmental allergies. There, Dr. M. Waseem Imam , D.O., and his team offer sublingual drops to help manage or eliminate your allergy symptoms altogether. Call the office Arlington, Texas, office to learn more about sublingual drops or request a consultation online today.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a way to treat allergies without shots. Sublingual drops are a form of SLIT in which you place allergy drops under your tongue. Over time, the drops gradually build up your tolerance to certain allergens and prevent an allergic response.
Drops can treat food and environmental allergies, such as those caused by:
Additionally, sublingual drops are safe and effective for treating allergic rhinitis — a nasal inflammation commonly known as hay fever.
Cure Allergy Clinic also offers sublingual drops as part of a program to either reintroduce food safely back to your diet or reduce the risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.
Your provider at Cure Allergy Clinic begins with allergy tests to confirm your sensitivities. They usually recommend a skin test for allergies, but in some cases, you might need a blood test if you have a skin condition, like eczema, or if your provider is testing you for a powerful allergen.
As soon as your provider identifies the source of your allergies, they prepare an allergy extract in a drop form. The drops at Cure Allergy Clinic are not diluted formulations like those found at some practices. These drops form the basis of your allergy treatment.
Your provider at Cure Allergy Clinic shows you how to take an initial dose of sublingual drops in the office of Cure Allergy Clinic. After that, you'll self-administer the drops at home.
You place a set amount of drops under your tongue and hold it there for 1-2 minutes without swallowing.
Your provider monitors you for 30 minutes after placing the sublingual drops to make sure you don't have a severe reaction. Severe reactions are unlikely, but it's crucial to have medical help available just in case. If you don't react, your provider gives you the rest of the sublingual drops to use at home.
Your provider at Cure Allergy Clinic tailors your treatment to your allergen or allergens. They may suggest taking the drops daily, three days a week, or at certain times of the year.
For example, with hay fever, you'll start using sublingual drops 3-4 months before allergy season begins then continue until it ends. If you're allergic to something that's around all the time, such as dust mites, you may take the drops throughout the year.
If you're ready to see if sublingual drops can free you from allergies, call Cure Allergy Clinic or request a consultation online today.