Find out how you could end your symptoms
With grass allergies, you know the misery that goes along with that season. Now is the time to consider a treatment that can reduce symptoms once the season starts — preseasonal grass allergy drops!
What is preseasonal allergy drop treatment?
- Accelerated sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) with higher doses of grass antigen prior to the season so you’re better equipped to tolerate the increased exposure once the season hits.
- A treatment that begins eight weeks prior to the beginning of grass season and continues through the allergy season.
- A “booster” to year-round allergy drop therapy and can provide additional seasonal symptom relief.
- A simple solution to help you feel better seasonally while you continue your already established allergy drop treatment.
Who are the best candidates for preseasonal allergy drop treatment?
- Those who suffer from strong seasonal allergy symptoms:
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Stuffy, runny nose, and sneezing
- Wheezing and coughing
- Those who have been on inhalant drops, including seasonal allergens, for at least six months.
What are the benefits to preseasonal therapy?
- Additional seasonal symptom relief.
- May shorten the duration of the overall course of your immunotherapy.
- While the long-term goal of multi-antigen allergy drops is to build an individual’s tolerance to all of their allergies, preseasonal therapy helps provide short-term relief and dampens the allergic response to an especially strong seasonal allergy.
What allergens can be treated with preseasonal therapy?
Preseasonal treatment can be used for a number of environmental allergens that have a strong regional presence such as:
- Mountain cedar
- Dust mite
- Alternaria mold
When should I start preseasonal sublingual immunotherapy?
Eight weeks before the offending allergy season starts.
What is the dosing/frequency for preseasonal allergy drop treatment?
You get a two-vial set of the seasonal treatment and start with one dose under the tongue the first day (one dose is equal to one full pump depression with the dispenser). Doses are increased by one dose per day until you have reached a total of 10 doses per day. Continue 10 doses per day until both vials are gone. We recommend you split your doses — 5 doses in the morning and 5 doses in the evening.
Can you benefit from taking only preseasonal sublingual immunotherapy?
People will benefit from preseasonal therapy by itself, but year-round therapy is better. Year-round therapy helps build long-term tolerance, whereas preseasonal therapy is designed to provide short-term symptom relief.
What are common side effects from preseasonal treatment?
Side effects are typically minor and temporary. They may include oral itching/itchy mouth, mild onset of allergic rhinitis, stomach aches or sinus headaches and congestion.
How do I manage symptoms/side effects?
You can pace/slow down the escalation of drops, and back down to the dose where you did not experience side effects. Consider adding an antihistamine. Call us for more details or if side effects become bothersome.
What’s the next step?
If you’re interested in more information about preseasonal allergy drop treatment and whether it might be right for you, please contact your provider today. If you need help finding a provider who has been trained and follows the La Crosse Method Protocol, contact us.