Immunotherapy is a treatment for allergies. It works by exposing your body to very small amounts of the substance you are allergic to. Your body can build up an immunity to these substances, and allergy symptoms can decrease.
Doctors have used immunotherapy for more than a century. It is the traditional treatment we call “allergy shots”. More recent innovations have allowed immunotherapy to be delivered without injections. Today, we are able to offer sublingual immunotherapy to some patients, which takes the form of drops placed under the tongue. There are some benefits to traditional immunotherapy treatment, and some benefits to sublingual immunotherapy. We are happy to review these options with you, if you call us at (855) 690-0565.
Benefits of immunotherapy
Traditional immunotherapy often has low side-effects, and is sometimes covered by insurance. It can provide long-term relief of allergy symptoms, and if a sufficient dose is reached, some patients can stop immunotherapy permanently, while retaining the benefit.
Benefits of sublingual immunotherapy
In addition to the medical benefits of traditional immunotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy has benefits such as fewer doctor’s visits. When we prescribe the allergy drops to you, you’ll be able to take these at home. If you have allergy shots, you’ll need to come to the office approximately once a week for an injection. Insurance companies are more likely to cover allergy shots than allergy drops though, so we can help you understand your options.
If you have allergies, immunotherapy may be able to reduce or eliminate your allergy symptoms. At West Medical we offer both traditional allergy shots, as well as the more recent innovation of allergy drops. If you’d like to understand more about your allergy treatment options, contact us at West Medical at (855) 690-0565. We can set up a consultation with one of our ENT experts, who will review the options, cost, and benefits of each treatment choice.
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