Getting Started with Allergy Drops
Ready to give Sublingual Allergy Drops a try? Getting started is easy:
1. Get an Allergy Test
With Camelback Health Care’s Allergy Drops, there are no painful, drawn-out allergy tests. Our patients can be tested in one of two ways (depending on physician preference). Both involve minimal pain and take just a few minutes to administer.
- Blood draw. With just one needle stick, a small amount of blood can be drawn for evaluation.
- Skin-prick test. This feels like a series of small skin scratches on your arm or back. A 10-pronged device is used to penetrate the most superficial layers of skin. This is done six times for a total of 60 pricks. (The skin is not actually broken. No blood involved!)
2. Take your allergy drops home
After testing, you will receive dropper bottles of comprehensive allergy serum designed to protect you from all significant environmental allergens. You can take the serum home and get started with your daily drops. You will squeeze the tiny serum droplets under your tongue where they will be absorbed into your bloodstream.
The allergy drop serum is all-natural and contains extracts of various dusts, molds, pollens and pet danders mixed into a saline solution. Each of your serum bottles will contain gradually increasing concentrations of these extracts. Your body will learn to tolerate them more easily with each new bottle (a process known as desensitization).
3. Relief at last!
The vast majority of our Allergy Drops patients experience noticeable symptom relief within just three months of starting treatment, but many see progress in just a few weeks. This is a big improvement over traditional allergy shot programs that can take up to two years to realize results.
We recommend that patients continue on the drops for three to five years if they want to fully “re-train” their immune system. After this, some patients are able to remain allergy-free for life without the drops. Others will need to continue the drops on a maintenance dose.
Ready to give Allergy Drops a try? Contact Camelback Health Care at (602) 368-5861 to schedule your allergy appointment.