Mark H. Montgomery MD and Associates

Bonita Springs, FL • 239-495-6200
Estero, FL • 239-992-8417

Allergy Drops

Now you can treat the cause of your allergies safely and effectively without shots

It’s called sublingual immunotherapy – or allergy drops. Allergy drops work similar to allergy shots slowly desensitizing you to the substance that causes your allergic reactions. The difference is that the antigen is placed under your tongue in liquid form. Not only are allergy drops more convenient, research also shows they are safe and effective for people of all ages.

Allergy drops have been used around the world for more than 60 years and numerous studies validate both safety and effectiveness. In fact the World Health Organization has endorsed sublingual immunotherapy as a viable alternative to injection therapy.

Although most allergy sufferers can benefit from allergy drops they’re especially ideal for people who can’t tolerate or commit to allergy shots. Typical allergy sufferers include: people with chronic sinusitis, food and mold allergies, and multiple allergies including dust, pollen and animal. Other advantages are allergy drops cost less and require fewer clinic visits. Typical monthly cost of drops is comparable to co-pays.  Also you can take allergy drops at home or wherever you need to be making it much easier to stay with your treatment.

Treatment plans require most patients take allergy drops each day for three to five years, but it varies according to the severity of your allergies and the seasonality.  Allergy drop immunotherapy should be administered by a doctor who specializes in treating allergies with allergy drops. Your doctor will want to examine you and test you for your specific allergies to develop a treatment program that is customized just for you.