Allergy Drops vs. Allergy Shots — A Guide From Our New York, NY Allergy Experts

Those who suffer from allergies know all to well the discomfort and general difficulties that come with allergies. From irritation and embarrassing flare-ups to constant worrying and the chance of potentially fatal exposure, living with allergies comes with a unique and frustrating set of inconveniences. Thankfully, there are several treatment options available today that can help allergy suffers find lasting relief and resistance to their allergies. The two most popular tolerance-building treatments for allergies are allergy shots and allergy drops. On this page, our medical experts here at Mitchell Medical Group have composed a short guide to characteristics and advantages of each. Read on to learn more, and contact our medical team at (212) 397-0157 to schedule an appointment at our New York, NY medical center today!

Allergy Shots

In the area of allergy immunity-building, allergy shots are the oldest and most extensively-tested treatment available today. In principle, they work just like vaccines: a patient is administered a shot with a small amount of an allergen. The shot is repeated several times weekly or monthly with gradually-increased allergen doses, and thus immunity is slowly built. Though allergy shots have historically shown to be effective, they are also painful and must be administered by a trained medical professional. This makes them a difficult option for children and patients with busy schedules. Read on to learn more about allergy drops, a newer, more convenient, and equally effective treatment option.

Allergy Drops

If the inconvenience and discomfort of allergy shots aren't worth the trouble for you, allergy drops are an excellent alternative. Recently developed as a means of building allergy tolerance, allergy drops build tolerance through the same general process as allergy shots, except they are administered through small drops placed under the tongue and digested by the body over time. Since allergy drops enter the bloodstream slower, they have a lower risk of inducing adverse reactions such as anaphylactic response in treated patients. Plus, allergy drops are virtually pain-free and can eventually be administrated from the comfort of your own home without the assistance of a medical professional. Not only that, but allergy drops can also be administered to children as young as four years old, thus making them a great choice for families who want to get started on the immunity-building process as soon as possible.

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If you are interested in learning more about allergy shots and allergy drops, our medical team here at Mitchell Medical Group would love to speak with you. Give us a call at (212) 397-0157 to schedule your complimentary consultation with our allergy specialists today!

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