Although most people who suffer from allergies and related illnesses can benefit from allergy drops, many people are not aware that drops are a viable option. Allergy drops are especially helpful for people who can’t tolerate or don’t respond to allergy shots, including:
Infants and children. Allergy drops have proven especially helpful for children with eczema and recurrent ear infections, which often have underlying allergic causes. Research shows that many children with untreated eczema and allergies often develop asthma and other chronic conditions later in life, so treating them early can have lifelong benefits.
Severe asthmatics. Research studies show positive outcomes when sublingual was used to treat asthma, and a number of additional studies are currently underway. SLIT can provide desensitization for triggers and thus moderate the need for asthma medication. And because of its safety profile, even severe asthmatics can be given a chance to reduce their symptoms. Patients on Beta Blockers can also be safely treated.
Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Patients with chronic conditions including sinusitis. Recent research has validated the longstanding view that chronic sinus conditions and allergies are connected. Treating the underlying allergic disease with SLIT has shown favorable results in patients with chronic sinus conditions.
Patients with food and mold allergies. Other than avoidance and symptom relief, there has been little to offer patients suffering from these allergies. Clinical evidence shows a great deal of promise in treating food and mold allergies through sublingual immunotherapy, which even the most sensitive patients can tolerate. Additional research is currently underway to corroborate clinical findings in the U.S., and a number of European studies indicate its effectiveness.
Highly sensitive patients. SLIT may be the ideal solution for patients who are “needle averse,” unwilling or unable to undergo injection therapy. This includes patients who have experienced systemic reactions to injection therapy, who dread shots, who cannot travel and especially those who are young.
Patients with multiple allergies including dust, pollens, animals and chemicals have shown marked improvements after following a regular SLIT treatment regimen.