Though they are not yet approved by the FDA, many doctors are beginning to prescribe oral allergy drops instead of allergy shots for immunotherapy. Immunotherapy exposes patients to increasingly higher levels of specific allergens in order to decrease the patient's sensitivity to those allergens. In the past, patients undergoing immunotherapy had to travel to their doctor's office about once a week to get a shot in the arm.
Allergy drops, on the other hand, are placed under the tongue and can be taken at home. Visit allergychoices.com to learn more about this painless alternative to allergy shots.