Allergy drops are not like other at-home allergy products like antihistamines, eye drops, and inhalers that give you a quick fix and then the benefits wear off. Allergy drop immunotherapy is a prescription therapy — a personalized, disease-modifying treatment. It’s tailored to each patient to train the body to stop reacting to problematic allergens — the goal is permanently.
It doesn’t mask symptoms temporarily like symptom relievers — it gets to the root of the allergic disease. That means patients are encouraged to use it as prescribed throughout treatment to build tolerance to their offending allergens.
Clinicians recommend taking three treatment doses daily. This allows for consistent stimulation of the specialized cells under the tongue that help the body tolerate offending allergens. They’re called dendritic cells, and they’re the messenger that delivers antigens to the cells that enable allergic tolerance.
The question is not really how often can you use allergy drops, but how often should you use allergy drops. To get the best and quickest results, taking them as prescribed — three times daily — is the best practice.
To go through the three phases of treatment that can lead to reducing — or even eliminating — symptoms, patients typically take treatment for three to five years. Providers monitor and retest allergies until it’s determined that treatment is done and reactions no longer happen.
Allergychoices advocates for sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, following The La Crosse Method™ Protocol. Using your testing results, providers can create a custom allergy drop prescription that, over time, trains your body to stop reacting to your problem allergens.
If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your allergies, find a provider near you that tests for and treats the cause of allergy with allergy drops.