Oral Allergy Drops Curb Winter Mold Allergies—and They’re Simpler And Safer Than Shots

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Mold can lead to winter allergies, but under-the-tongue immunotherapy drops can help desensitize the body to mold allergens without the hassle of allergy shots.

Mesa, Arizona (PRUnderground) November 12th, 2015

Fall pollens have mostly run their course, but for those still experiencing allergy symptoms, winter mold may be to blame. Patients across the country are discovering a safer, easier way to treat their mold allergies: under-the-tongue AllergyEasy drops.

The drops are prescribed by many U.S. physicians and work much like shots, desensitizing the body to allergens in the environment such as mold; however, instead of being injected into the skin, they are dispensed as liquid under the tongue and carried into the blood flow by special cells in the lining of the mouth.

Under-the-tongue allergy drops, known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), have been shown to be highly effective as well as safer than shots. Because of their increased safety profile, AllergyEasy rops can be dosed at home rather than at the doctor’s office, requiring far less time and hassle.

Mold allergies are particularly problematic in winter. Cold weather encourages people to spend more time inside and not to open doors and windows. The ensuing poor ventilation can accelerate mold growth. And while forced heat may dry the air and curb mold in some parts of the home or office, more humid areas such as basements and bathrooms can experience increased mold growth.

Additionally, molds can be prevalent outside in winter, growing on piles of dead leaves or other vegetation left behind in the fall. Since mold spores are airborne, they can be very difficult to avoid. Mold allergy can lead to hay fever, sinusitis and respiratory problems including asthma. It can also lead to skin problems such as eczema.

While many people treat the symptoms of mold allergy with antihistamines, asthma inhalers, and topical creams for eczema, Dr. Stuart Agren, AllergyEasy medical director, said that it is often better to treat the source of the allergy through immunotherapy. Immunotherapy-whether through allergy shots or sublingual drops-is the only treatment that has been shown to change the underlying allergy instead of just its symptoms.

Dr. Agren believes that the drops work at least as well as allergy shots and are far easier to stick with. They also provide a lasting solution.

“Patients can depend on antihistamines and other pills to treat their symptoms, but if they stop taking them, their symptoms come right back, ” said Dr. Agren. “Until they resolve the underlying allergy, the symptoms will continue.”

AllergyEasy drops are dosed once daily. Sublingual allergy drops have been found to be safe for all ages, including children under age 5.

About AllergyEasy

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.)

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