ALLERGY DROPS

WHAT ARE ALLERGY DROPS?

Allergy drops are a form of sublingual therapy (also known as SLIT) and they are an alternative way to receive allergy medication. Allergy serum is mixed from extracts of the things that have been proven to be the trigger of allergy symptoms during allergy testing.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

After you have been allergy tested, Dr. Fewins will determine which substances (i.e. dust, pet dander, pollen, etc.) trigger your allergies. He will then prescribe a serum that treats your specific allergies. Then you simply place the prescribed number of drops under your tongue each day. It’s that easy! NO shots. NO monthly trips to the doctor!

Allergy drops work very effectively because the specialized cells beneath your tongue have been proven to absorb and deliver medication faster to your immune system. Over time, as the serum builds up in your body, your immune system is actually modified and your body “learns” to tolerate the substances that trigger your allergies.
Ultimately, allergy drops have the potential to train your body to block your allergy symptoms BEFORE they start, which means… NO MORE ALLERGIES.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ALLERGY DROPS?

Anyone who suffers from allergies is a candidate for allergy drops. Because they are so safe and easy to administer, they are a perfect solution for:

Young children
Adults and children who can’t tolerate needles
Busy adults
Severe asthmatics
Patients with multiple allergies
Patients with mold allergies
Patients with chronic sinus conditions

OTHER ADVANTAGES OF ALLERGY DROPS

Consistent — Since you administer them yourself, you can take them at home or on trips, so you’re far less likely to miss a dose.

Effective — With time, allergy drops control your symptoms better, and many people can decrease OR ELIMINATE their use of prescription allergy medications altogether.

Convenient — In short, that means fewer doctor visits. Because allergy drops are taken at home, you’ll probably only need to make a trip to the doctor’s office a few times a year, rather than weekly, as is usually the case when starting allergy shots.

NO NEEDLES!

Please note that at this time, allergy drops are NOT covered by health insurance carriers. The use of allergy drops is an emerging treatment in the United States. A specific billing/reimbursement code has not yet been established. As such, treatment with allergy drops will be an out-of-pocket expense.

Although the cost for the allergy drops is not covered by insurance, it is not expensive and usually costs about $2-3 a day (less than half a cup of a Starbuck’s Latte!). This is a tremendous savings over the costs of over-the-counter (approx. $15-30/month) and prescription antihistamines (approx. $70-85/month) and nasal sprays (approx. $90-120/month).