AllergyEasy Drops Announced to Help Allergic Kids Who Are Too Young for Allergy Shots
Allergy shots are usually only recommended for kids over age 7, but AllergyEasy oral drops offer a safe, painless alternative.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRUnderground) January 15th, 2016
Even infants can have allergies, but allergy shots aren’t usually recommended for kids under age 7. That’s where AllergyEasy drops come in. The daily, under-the-tongue drops are helping young allergy suffers around the country overcome allergies safely and simply.
Stuart Agren, M.D. developed the AllergyEasy drops in his Arizona allergy practice to better serve patients who were not eligible for allergy shots. He has recently made the drops available to pediatricians and family practice physicians nationwide.
The drops work much like allergy shots, helping the body develop an immunity to allergens in the environment. However, instead of being injected into the skin, they are dispensed under the tongue where they can absorb into the blood flow through special oral cells.
AllergyEasy drops work for well for adults, too, but they are especially effective for young children who may bristle at shots and who are often turned away from allergy shot programs due to a heightened risk of anaphylactic reaction.
For busy parents, another big perk of the drops is that their safety profile allows them to be dispensed at home rather than at the doctor’s office.
Dr. Agren said the drops help fill a growing need for more effective allergy treatment for young children.
“Allergies in kids are on the rise. Medications like antihistamines and inhalers can help with symptoms, but they don’t fix the underlying allergy, so the symptoms continue to hamper kids at a time in life when they shouldn’t have to be slowed down by poor health,” said Agren.
Immunotherapy, whether through shots or drops, is the only allergy treatment that has been shown to change the underlying allergy. Agren said that when kids are able to tap into the benefits of immunotherapy through the AllergyEasy drops, the quality-of-life changes can be monumental.
“I routinely see young patients who suffer with horrible eczema, recurrent ear infections, and allergy-related asthma,” said Agren. “It’s really rewarding to see those problems go away after the children start using the drops. The kids begin to live normal lives again.”
Agren said that the drops can also be helpful for food-related allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in kids have increased by 50 percent since 1997.
AllergyEasy helps allergy doctors around the country provide sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) to their patients who suffer with allergies to pollen and food allergies (including dairy allergy, wheat allergy, nut allergy, fruit allergy and more.) AllergyEasy can connect patients to a doctor in their area who offers sublingual allergy treatment.
(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)