Allergy drops are a form of immunotherapy, which treats your allergy symptoms through repeated exposure to the allergen. Over time, this will decrease your sensitivity to the allergen and reduce your symptoms.

How Allergy Drops Work

Your allergy drops will come in pill or liquid form. Both versions contain a small amount of your specific allergen. You will place the pill or liquid beneath your tongue each day and wait for it to dissolve. 

When our bodies are exposed to a large quantity of an allergen, our immune system tries to clear it away. This is what causes symptoms such as sneezing, nasal drainage, and watery eyes.

Immunotherapy works by repeatedly exposing you to small amounts of the allergen, which gradually increase. This works to decrease your sensitivity, even when exposed to larger quantities of the allergen.

Allergies Treated Through Allergy Drops

Allergy drops work best on specific environmental allergens, which include:

  • Dust mites
  • Grass
  • Ragweed

Benefits of Allergy Drops

  • Reduce allergy symptoms
  • Build allergy tolerance
  • No downtime after treatment
  • Easy, at-home treatment
  • No needles or injections
  • Long-lasting relief 

About SFENTA

SFENTA is one of South Florida’s top-rated allergy specialists. When you visit one of our 30+ offices, you’ll find the latest treatment options and a network of specialists and sub-specialists unlike any other. We’ve made it our goal to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers understand the importance of truly listening. That’s why we take the time to understand your symptoms and their effect on your life.

Continuity of Care

We believe in finding long-term solutions for your concerns so that you can live your life to the fullest.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With a team of over 50 highly-trained physicians, we’ve built a robust provider network that thrives off of internal collaboration and leads to the best patient outcomes.

The Security of a Community Staple

Our providers are always here for you, with over 30 convenient locations across South Florida.

Who is a Candidate for Allergy Drops?

Ideal candidates for allergy drops are those with specific environmental allergies including ragweed, grass, and dust mites. During your visit to SFENTA, you will meet with one of our allergy specialists who will determine if you’re a candidate for allergy drops, or if you would be better suited to another method of treatment. Your candidacy will be determined after a discussion of your allergy symptoms and a review of your medical history.

Some patients may first require allergy testing to determine if they’re a candidate for allergy drops. SFENTA offers several forms of allergy testing.

Your Allergy Drop Experience

Allergy drops can come in a liquid or pill form. Your provider will work with you to determine which is best for your specific needs. Both forms will include an extract of your specific allergen. 

The first dose will be administered at our office with an allergy specialist. The tablet or liquid drops will be placed under the tongue, where you will hold it and let it fully dissolve. You will be instructed not to swallow for one minute, and also not to eat or drink for five minutes after the tablet has dissolved. 

Our providers will ask you to remain at our offices for 30 minutes to monitor you closely. While a severe reaction is unlikely, it’s essential to be close to medical assistance if a reaction were to occur. After the time is up, you will be able to return home. 

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Allergy Drops FAQs

Are allergy shots better than allergy drops?

There is no such thing as “better” with allergy treatment — only what works best for you. At SFENTA, our goal is to determine the treatment that would be the most beneficial for your specific allergy symptoms. This may be allergy shots for some patients, while for others it may be allergy drops.

Can children use allergy drops?

In many cases, children are able to use allergy drops. Their candidacy will need to be evaluated by one of our allergy specialists.

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