Who Benefits from Allergy Drops?
Many people with mild to severe allergies look to sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, when avoidance and medications don’t work or become too bothersome. Allergies can impact quality of life, and treating the underlying allergy improves symptoms and reduces the likelihood of new allergies developing.
In the long-run, allergy drops have benefits you can’t achieve from temporary symptom-relieving medications. Immunotherapy, whether allergy drops or shots, is the only allergy treatment that changes the underlying disease.
Because sublingual immunotherapy using the La Crosse Method™ Protocol is designed for patient safety and comfort, it’s possible to treat those who were too allergic for allergy shots or other methods. In the 45+ year history of this treatment protocol, allergy drops have proven especially helpful for:
- Infants and children. Allergy drops are helpful for children with eczema and recurrent ear infections with underlying allergy. Research shows that many children with untreated eczema and allergies often develop asthma and other chronic conditions later in life, so treating them early can have lifelong benefits.
- Severe asthmatics. Research shows positive outcomes when sublingual immunotherapy was used to treat asthma, and more studies are underway. Sublingual immunotherapy can build tolerance for allergic/asthma triggers, and lessen the need for asthma medication. And because of its safety profile, even severe asthmatics can be treated with sublingual immunotherapy.
- Patients with chronic conditions including sinusitis. Research validates the longstanding view that chronic sinus conditions and allergies are connected. Treating the underlying allergic disease with allergy drops has shown favorable results for patients with chronic sinus conditions.
- Patients with food and mold allergies. Other than avoidance and symptom relief, there has been little to offer patients suffering from these allergies. Clinical evidence shows a great deal of promise in treating food and mold allergies through sublingual immunotherapy, which even the most sensitive patients can tolerate.
- Needle sensitive patients. Sublingual immunotherapy may be the ideal solution for patients who are “needle averse,” unwilling or unable to undergo allergy shots. This includes patients who have experienced systemic reactions to injection therapy, who dread shots, who cannot travel and especially those who are young.
- Patients with multiple allergies including dust, pollens, animals and chemicals have shown clear improvements after following a regular allergy drop treatment regimen.