Our Services Allergy Treatment
Sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, is an alternative way to treat allergies without injections. It treats the cause of allergies by giving small doses of an allergen, which increases tolerance to the allergen and reduces the allergic symptoms. Unlike injection immunotherapy, which is given as shots, sublingual immunotherapy is given as drops under the tongue.
When your body is exposed to a moderate to large amount of an allergen, your immune system tries to get rid of it, which causes those symptoms we’re familiar with like sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. Repeated exposure to small but increasing doses of allergen desensitizes your immune system. Eventually, your body becomes tolerant of the allergen, so you get fewer or less severe symptoms when exposed to larger amounts of it.
Because allergy drops have added safety benefits, a broader range of patients can be treated. This includes young children, asthmatics, patients who can’t tolerate shots, highly sensitive patients and those with other related chronic conditions. Along with seasonal allergies, allergy drops have been shown to be effective for patients with food and mold allergies, as well as allergic asthma and eczema.
A thorough medical history, exam and specific testing help us find out what the patient is allergic to and their level of sensitivity in order to create a custom treatment.
Allergy treatment services at EBO MD, such as sublingual immunotherapy, are here to help our members alleviate symptoms of allergies and improve their quality of life. Allergy testing and therapy have additional costs and require lab work prior to treatment. We have negotiated the very best wholesale lab prices for all labs that we must send outside our office. Those savings are passed directly on to our patients. Our patients also benefit from savings on negotiated wholesale generic prescriptions and supplements.