With Allergy Drops, your child doesn’t have to be one of them.
If your child’s allergies are interfering with his ability to function well at school, sports, or just daily living, sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) may be just what the doctor ordered.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is the body’s overreaction to normally harmless substances (allergens). These can be environmental substances such as dust, mold, and pet dander. Seasonal allergies occur in the spring and fall, when allergy sufferers are exposed to tree and grass pollens (Spring), or ragweed pollens (Fall). In addition, many children have various allergic reactions to foods.
Common symptoms of allergies may include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Ear aches
- Throat clearing
Allergy symptoms can be addressed by:
- Avoidance of the things to which you are allergic, when possible
- Taking medications to treat the symptoms (nasal sprays, antihistamines)
If symptoms are persistent and require constant medication, allergy immunotherapy may be recommended.
Allergy immunotherapy is the only way to treat the underlying cause of your child’s allergies, not just the symptoms.
Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) is the most convenient, safe, effective and KID-FRIENDLY way to treat your allergies.
What is sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops)?
Sublingual immunotherapy is the process of building the body’s tolerance to specific allergens through the administration of allergy drops taken under the tongue. Sublingual immunotherapy is a safe, highly effective method for treating your child’s allergies. Drops are taken by the patient at home, eliminating the need for allergy shots and weekly visits to the doctor’s office.
While typical treatments like antihistamines or nasal steroids merely alleviate symptoms, allergy drops treat the underlying cause, not just the symptoms.
Who is a candidate for sublingual immunotherapy?
Sublingual immunotherapy is the perfect choice for children of all ages, chronic allergy sufferers, severe asthmatics, very sensitive patients and patients who can’t tolerate allergy shots. Allergy drops can be taken by very young children as well.
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Dr. Michael Lewin is a leading expert in treating allergies and related conditions in both children and adults. He is a foremost authority on sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops), having developed and refined multiple protocols for treating both environmental and food allergies. Dr. Lewin has been formulating customized drops for his patients for over 15 years, with great results.