Texas Allergy

CLINIC FOR ALLERGY ASTHMA SINUS
AND IMMUNOLOGY DISEASES



Phone: (281)-886-7440
Email: info@texasallergygroup.com

 

Board Certified Adult and Children Allergist and Immunologist

 

Your Health And Wellnes Is Our Priority.

Helping Our Patients Live Free from Allergies, Asthma, and Sinus Diseases Is Our Goal.

 

  • Constant Tiredness, Headache, Eye Itchiness, and Stuffiness?
  • Come For a Visit to Discuss How We Could Help Relieve Your Allergy Symptoms
  • We have 3 convenient locations close to major freeways with easy access and free parking in the Medical Center,  Northwest Houston, and Southwest Houston

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT): Allergy Drop & Allergy Tablet

Allergy drops are off-label use sublingual form of allergen specific immunotherapy for many years. It is an effective allergy treatment for certain type of environmental allergy. However there are not much studies to show a standardized approach to this technique. Therefore the desensitization efficacy of several allergens are unknown as well as the consensus on treatment duration. Recently, the FDA has approved 2 types of allergy tablets for patients with Ragweed and Timothy grass allergy. Both allergy drops & allergy tablets carry a lower risk of getting anaphylaxis than allergy shots but they are only available for limited allergens.

For more information, please visit the American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology - Sublingual Immunotherapy.

At Texas Allergy, we currently offer sublingual immunotherapy or allergy drops to both environmental allergies and selected food allergies. If you or your family have further questions about those options, please stop by our office to discuss further about this method. Allergy drops are prefered in some cases when patients do not have many allergies to the environment.

The benefits of allergy drop are:

  • Convenient since it can be administered at home
  • Does not get injections so no needles, no pain
  • Very low risk of anaphylaxis so it can be done at home
  • It can be done for both environment allergy and food allergy

The downside of this method is:

  • It is not as effective as the injection method or allergy shot in environmental allergies. 
  • It does not induce as much tolerance as the oral immunotherapy method (OIT) for food allergy treatment, meaning the patient cannot eat a lot of the desensitized food for this method.
  • It does not work very well in individuals with multiple sensitivities or allergies.
  • The effectiveness varies greatly from clinic to clinic or between suppliers of this vaccine.
  • It is not covered by insurance and not FDA approved so it is a cash pay option.

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