For Patients

Sublingual immunotherapy, often called allergy drops, works like allergy shots by gradually helping your body build tolerance to the antigens or substance(s) that cause your allergies. The difference is that the antigen is placed under your tongue in a pain-free, customized liquid drop.

Allergy drops are a safe, convenient way to treat the cause of your allergies — not just symptoms. Treatment typically takes 3-5 years, but can vary based on allergy type and patient adherence.

How are allergy drops different from allergy shots?

Allergy drops are a safe, convenient way to treat the cause of your allergies — not just your symptoms.

Allergy drops treat a broader range of allergies, including:

What Our Patients Have to Say:

“I’m really enjoying the ease of use of SLIT — starting my treatment with you has been nothing but a positive experience. Thank you!”

“Everyone I have had to deal with has been extremely pleasant. I appreciate the quick turnaround from the time I place an order to the time it gets to me.”

“The drops have really helped my allergies. My allergies are greatly reduced.”

“I think it’s the most helpful medicine I’ve ever used for my allergies and has changed my life!”

“I have had my allergy symptoms nearly disappear since my treatment. I've recommended Allergychoices to several people. Game changer! We now are able to even have a cat.”

“Wonderful life-changing experience! We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to use this service!”

“Every interaction I’ve had with the staff has been positive. They are friendly people who seem to care about patients and take the time make sure all questions are answered. I usually feel anxious about making calls, but I don’t have to worry about calling this team. I usually have a smile on my face after interactions.”

Advantages of allergy drops

Not only are allergy drops an option for people of all ages and conditions, there are even more advantages:

Lower cost, fewer clinic visits.

Compared to shots and many medications, allergy drops typically cost less over time. Most patients using allergy drops only need a few clinic visits the first year, and then once every 6-12 months until treatment is completed (typically in 3-5 years). Fewer medical appointments can also mean less time away from work or school.

More convenient.

Wherever you go, you can take your allergy drops with you. The convenience of allergy drops makes it much easier to stay with your treatment.

Less medication.

Our patients report, and research confirms, that they typically need less medication to control their allergy symptoms after beginning allergy drops.

Enjoy healthier days.

The end benefit of taking drops consistently? Feeling better, more productive and being able to enjoy life and the activities that allergies once disrupted.

How long do I need to take allergy drops?

Many patients see their allergy symptoms improve within a few weeks to months, but take your custom drops through the full course of therapy to get long-term benefits. For some patients with complex health conditions or severe allergy, treatment length may vary.

At Allergychoices, we advocate for custom treatment for your specific allergens, at your level of sensitivity — matching your allergic fingerprint. This reduces risk of reactions, and helps make sure your treatment is strong enough for you. The La Crosse Method™ Protocol follows this philosophy.

There are three different “types” of allergy drops:

  • Inhalant/environmental allergy drops – treats hay fever or allergies to things like dust mites, pollens, pet dander and molds, helping build tolerance to these substances.
  • Food allergy treatment drops – treats a full range of food allergies by helping build tolerance and reducing risk of severe reactions in case of accidental food exposure (including peanuts, nuts, fish, milk, eggs, etc.).
  • Preseasonal allergy drops – treats those with strong reactions to seasonal allergies including grass, trees including mountain cedar (cedar fever) and ragweed, by helping them build tolerance to problem allergens before the allergy season hits, so symptoms are fewer when pollens are high.

Allergy-related conditions

The La Crosse Method™ Protocol has proven safe and effective for a wide variety of allergies and associated conditions.