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Allergy Drops: Treat the root cause of your allergies

If allergies negatively impact your daily life then you are not alone. Allergies are one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States with more than 50 million Americans suffering from symptoms. Like you, these men and women struggle with headaches, breathing problems, runny nose, itchy eyes, and other difficult health problems.  

The symptoms of allergies have a major economic impact on our national economy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that allergies cost 18 billion dollars in lost productivity, medical costs, and other financial burdens. You may have suffered lost workdays, time away from friends and family, and the cost of constant treatment with little or no improvement.  

It’s finally time to take control of your allergies by getting to the root cause. You can live a life free from allergy symptoms with a safe and effective treatment plan. Allergy Drops, also known as sublingual immunotherapy for allergies, go beyond symptoms and work to reduce or eliminate your underlying allergies. Let Dr. Fatakia and the team at the New Orleans Sinus Center develop a customized therapy plan for your allergies.

Allergy Drops Give You Freedom!

Freedom from Shots

Immunotherapy treatment for allergies has often been avoided by adults and children because it was only available through a shot. These treatment schedules require frequent office visits and pain from regular shots. This adds to patient anxiety and may reduce compliance. With allergy drops, you get all of the benefits of immunotherapy without the needles. The treatment is delivered in a liquid drop that can simply be placed under the tongue (sublingual). No shots, no frequent office visits, and no need to continue suffering from allergies.

Freedom from Office Visits

Unlike allergy shots, allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) can be done from the comfort of home, the office, or anywhere that is convenient. This greatly reduces the number of office visits required resulting in significantly more time to do the important things in life.

Freedom from Symptoms

Over-the-counter allergy medications simply mask symptoms. However, allergy drops work directly with your immune system to fundamentally address your underlying allergy issues. With allergy drops, you get the benefit of short term symptom reduction and long term allergy relief. You can have freedom from respiratory distress, headaches, exhaustion, itchy eyes, runny nose, and other symptoms of an allergy attack.

Freedom from Schedule

Allergy treatment can finally work on your schedule. Allergy drops are safe enough to be   delivered from any location. You can deliver the drops from home or the office. With allergy drops, you are free from the hassle of commuting to the doctor’s office and free from the difficult scheduling requirements. Allergy drops are a convenient solution that allows you to enjoy life on your schedule.

Freedom from Financial Burden

Allergy drops are cost-effective and often provide an overall financial benefit to the patient. Allergy drops cost depends on a few factors. However, the overall cost comparison is favorable and additional savings are found in:

  • Increased work productivity & less work missed due to office visits
  • Lower transportation costs from fewer office visits
  • Lower expenses from medications and other treatments
  • Greater time and energy to invest in your priorities

To discover how to achieve lasting allergy relief, it is important to know what allergies are and how immunotherapy can work for you.

What are Allergies?

Your body’s natural immune system is the most effective tool for protecting you from illness and infection. It identifies and responds to dangerous foreign substances that enter the body to keep you healthy. There are times when the immune system begins to attack a harmless substance that you come into contact with. The body’s response to this immune system attack is known as an allergy.  

The specific, otherwise harmless, substance that your body is responding to is known as an allergen. Common allergens in Louisiana include:

  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Air pollution
  • Pet dander
  • Insects

Often Louisiana allergy sufferers experience attacks that are brought on by multiple allergies at the same time. The responses to these allergens can range from a simple annoyance to life-threatening emergencies. These symptoms may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Headache
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin irritation

What is Immunotherapy?

There are two common types of immunotherapy; subcutaneous immunotherapy involves injecting the treatment under the skin and sublingual immunotherapy involves simply placing a few drops of liquid treatment under the tongue. Both types of immunotherapy have been used for decades to help the body more naturally respond to these substances, resulting in a reduction or elimination of allergy attacks.

Immunotherapy involves safely and gradually introducing allergens to the body to train and build up the body’s natural immune system. As the body’s immune system responds to treatment, the concentration increases until the body reaches a point where the allergen is no longer causing the allergy attack.

Full immunity from the allergen may take three to five years; however, the patient will often see significant results after just a few weeks of treatment as their allergy symptoms decrease. Unlike the over-the-counter allergy medications, immunotherapy treats the root cause of the allergy and allows the body to naturally reduce and eliminate allergies.

Treatment plans begin with allergy testing to determine the specific allergens and the level of immune response to each. Once testing is complete, Dr. Fatakia and his team will create a treatment plan that is designed for you.  

How are Allergy Drops different from Allergy Shots?

Many patients ask “are allergy drops or shots more effective”? Both plans work effectively to build your immune system and reduce allergies. However, allergy drops have distinct advantages that promote patient satisfaction and increase long-term success rates.

Sublingual immunotherapy for allergies (allergy drops) is a safe and effective option for allergy sufferers. After comprehensive allergy testing is completed, allergy drops are customized to each patient to specifically target the allergens that their unique immune system attacks.

Unlike allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy), allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) have significantly less barriers for the patient to overcome.

  • No scheduling conflicts: treatment from your home on your schedule
  • No painful needles
  • No waiting in the doctor’s office
  • No commuting to appointments
  • No more reasons to avoid getting long-term allergy relief

Don't wait! Get allergy relief with allergy drops!

If you are looking for relief from the root cause of your allergy attacks, contact us today to discover how sublingual immunotherapy for allergies can give you the freedom that you deserve.

Dr. Fatakia and the professionals at the New Orleans Sinus Center have helped deliver countless patients from the daily struggle of allergy symptoms. People from across the entire Louisiana region are finding freedom from allergies and so should you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started on your path to the allergy free life.

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