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Allergy Sublingual Drops

Allergist located in Prosper, TX

Allergy Sublingual Drops

Allergy Sublingual Drops services offered in Prosper, TX

Allergy sublingual drops are noninvasive treatments that can provide long-lasting relief from allergy symptoms. At Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina in Prosper, Texas, board-certified allergist-immunologist Thomas Fowler, MD, provides comprehensive diagnostic testing to determine whether allergy sublingual drops are right for you. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Allergy Sublingual Drops Q & A

What are allergy sublingual drops?

Allergy sublingual drops are a sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) treatment that leverages your natural immune response to relieve allergy symptoms. SLIT gradually exposes you to a specific allergen (the substance to which you’re allergic) to minimize your immune system’s response. Allergy sublingual drops can reduce the frequency of uncomfortable symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, and wheezing.

Dr. Fowler may recommend allergy sublingual drops if you have moderate to severe allergies that haven’t responded to antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, and other common allergy treatments. At Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina, Dr. Fowler provides individualized care to help prevent uncomfortable, persistent allergy symptoms.

How do allergy sublingual drops work?

Allergy sublingual drops build your tolerance to allergens over time. Similar to allergy shots, Dr. Fowler administers SLIT in three separate stages: initial, buildup, and maintenance.

During the initial stage, Dr. Fowler gives you a small amount of an allergen in a drop that he places under your tongue. He may recommend taking sublingual drops a few times a week or daily, depending on the severity of your allergy. Over time, he increases the dosage. Maintaining your immunity typically requires drops every two to four weeks.

What does getting allergy sublingual drops involve?

Before Dr. Fowler recommends sublingual drops, he performs comprehensive allergy testing. He may use a skin prick test, blood test, or patch test to diagnose your condition and its severity.

Once you have a diagnosis, Dr. Fowler prepares your sublingual drops by adding the allergen to a diluted solution and administering the treatment beneath your tongue. While some individuals complete treatment within a few months, others may take years to build tolerance.

How long do allergy sublingual drops take to work?

Sublingual drops typically take several months to provide lasting relief from allergies. Some people experience reduced symptoms within a few weeks. Allergy sublingual drops typically work quicker than other forms of immunotherapy, like allergy shots.

Do allergy sublingual drops have side effects?

Allergy sublingual drops can cause mild side effects, such as burning, itching, swelling, and abdominal cramping. Dr. Fowler performs comprehensive testing and adjusts your treatment plan as needed to minimize any side effects you may experience.

Call Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about allergy sublingual drops.