Chicago, IL, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tried and true, allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) have long been prescribed to adults and children to manage allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. With dedication, an allergy shot regimen can help patients achieve lasting immunity from environmental allergies and pet allergies. However, the key to successful allergy immunotherapy is just that: dedication. For a treatment regimen that requires years of weekly doctor appointments for shots, commitment often proves tough.
Chicago allergist, Dr. Brian Rotskoff offers patients a new way to build tolerance to troublesome allergies. Allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) contain the very same allergen-fighters used in weekly allergy shot in a new, shot-free format. As an immunotherapy specialist, Dr. Rotskoff has the expertise to custom blend allergy drop formulas right in his Chicago offices. First, new patients receive in-office allergy testing, just as with an allergy shot regimen.
"Allergy drops aren't a fast track to immunity," says Dr. Rotskoff, "But they're certainly a more convenient and comfortable way to get there. My patients rave about how easy they are, particularly for kids."
Benefits of allergy drops
- Child-friendly and safe for young kids
- No shots and fewer doctor appointments
- Allergy relief begins in just 2-6 weeks
- Sweet-tasting drops taken at home each morning
- Targets and prevents broad range of allergies
- Helps control and prevent asthma
- Cuts need for over-the-counter allergy medication
- Allergy "cure" in three to five years
Allergy drops proven effective
Earlier this year, allergy drops were shown to reduce asthma symptoms by 40 percent, even more so among children. Hay fever symptoms were also reduced by 40 percent. The results are based on a series of sixty-three studies conducted at Johns Hopkins University, twenty of which centered on children.
Detailed results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1672214.
"I feel confident that the FDA will recognize the continued positive results and personal conveniences of allergy drops. Their effectiveness and safety are well-proven among my own patients suffering from allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis," touted Dr. Rotskoff.
Allergy drops are not yet FDA approved, despite the fact that they contain the very same antigen blends used in allergy shots. Off-label prescribing is legal and is commonly the means by which researchers achieve FDA drug usage approval.
Schedule your allergy drop consultation at Clarity Allergy Center in Arlington Heights 60005, Chicago 60657, and North Chicago 60646. Visit www.clarityallergycenter.com to learn more. Easily accessible from Lincolnwood, IL, Skokie, IL, Park Ridge, IL, Morton Grove, IL, and Niles, IL, Mount Prospect, IL, Palatine, IL, Elk Grove, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Bartlett, IL, Lake Zurich, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Elgin, IL.
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Source: Clarity Allergy Center