ENTAllergy Drops: Relief for ENTAllergies
Side effects related to ENTAllergy drop immunotherapy treatment plans are generally mild. Patients may experience itching or tingling inside of the mouth or mild swelling beneath the tongue. Uncommon reactions may include wheezing, stomach irritation, and nausea in asthmatic patients. Instances of severe allergic reaction are exceedingly rare. ENTAllergy drops are recommended for asthmatic patients. Ask a member of our ENTAllergy care team if ENTAllergy drops are right for you.
ENTAllergy Drops Instead of Shots!
ENTAllergy shots or sublingual (under the tongue) drops are used for people with respiratory allergies caused by pollens, animal dander, molds and dust mites. Speak with your CT ENT Center professionals about ENTAllergies and the individualized treatment options available to you.
Common Symptoms ENTAllergies Can Cause
- Eyes – Itching, redness, swelling, tearing
- Ears – Fluid in the middle ear, recurrent infections
- Nose – Itching, congestion, sneezing, postnasal drip
- Sinus – Sinus pain, pressure, recurrent infection
- Other – Headaches, fatigue, depression
Safe, Effective, Convenient ENTAllergy Care for Your Busy Lifestyle
Those who suffer from one ENTAllergy may be more vulnerable to others, and as allergens stack up, symptoms can increase. Our immunotherapy program provides patients with an ENT testing and treatment plan that can improve overall health and well-being.
Common Causes of ENTAllergies
An ENTallergy develops when the body’s immune system identifies an inhaled substance as being harmful. In response, the immune system produces antibodies to protect you. Sometimes, the immune system overreacts and produces an excess of a certain antibody known as IgE, which leads to allergic reactions. The first step in treating an ENTAllergy is to find out what is causing the reaction.
These are typical ENTAllergens:
- Pollen (Trees, Grasses, Weeds)
- Dust Mites
- Animal Hair and Dander
- Airborne pollutants such as chemicals and smoke
Our ENTAllergy Treatment Plans are Designed Especially for You
Testing for ENTAllergies and Providing Effective Immunotherapy Relief for Adults and Children
Once the inhalent allergens affecting your immune system have been identified, we’ll begin your personal treatment plan utilizing either injections or sublingual drop treatment. Sublingual ENTAllergy drops are administered via a drop under the tongue, making this a great treatment plan for kids and busy parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sublingual immunotherapy (or allergy drops)?
Unlike most allergy drugs, which only treat symptoms temporarily, sublingual immunotherapy addresses the underlying cause of allergies. Allergy drops are administered under the tongue in gradually increasing dosages until the patient develops long-term tolerance to the allergy-causing substance.
What kind of allergies can be treated with allergy drops?
One benefit of allergy drops is that they can treat a broad range of allergies, including those caused by dust mites, pollen, mold, animals, foods, and seasonal allergies such as grass, trees, and ragweed.
What are the advantages of allergy drops?
In addition to being a viable option for people of all ages, there are other advantages to allergy drops:
- Lower cost, fewer clinic visits. Compared to shots, allergy drops typically cost less and require fewer clinic visits. Most patients receiving allergy drops need only a few clinic visits the first year, and then once every 6-12 months thereafter until visits are no longer needed.
- More convenient. You can take allergy drops at home or wherever you are, making it much easier to stay with your treatment.
- Less medication. Our patients report, and research confirms, that they typically need less medication to control symptoms after beginning allergy drops.
- Enjoy healthier days. The end benefit of taking drops consistently? Feeling better. Patients typically report fewer clinic visits, hospitalizations, and less time lost from work and school.
Please note: because every patient is unique, your results may vary.