Member Benefits Allergy Testing and Treatment
Though there are 50 million allergy sufferers in the U.S., most suffer with their symptoms, attempt to avoid exposure, or treat symptoms temporarily with prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, is a treatment option available to our patients. Unlike most allergy drugs—which only treat symptoms temporarily—sublingual immunotherapy addresses the underlying cause of allergies. Allergy drops are given under the tongue in gradually increasing dosages until you develop a tolerance to the allergy-causing substance.
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 helps us find out what the patient is allergic to and their level of sensitivity in order to create a custom treatment.