Allergy drops are an easy-to-use allergy treatment that can be prescribed by our providers and used at home. The treatment works through immunotherapy, which helps relieve your symptoms through continued exposure to the allergen. Because the drops are placed beneath the tongue, they are known as “sublingual immunotherapy” (SLIT). As you continue with the treatment, you will find your allergy symptoms decreasing and becoming more manageable.
Allergy drops can come in two forms, liquid or an oral pill. A small amount of your specific allergen will be present in each version. Both forms will be placed beneath the tongue and quickly dissolve. This is done every day.
Allergies occur when we are exposed to a large amount of an allergen. When this exposure occurs, our immune system tries to flush out the allergen, which causes symptoms that include sneezing, watering eyes, and nasal drainage.
Allergy drops expose you to small amounts of the allergen, which gradually increase with your doses. This helps decrease your allergy triggers and build a tolerance for when you are exposed to more significant amounts of the allergen.