Childhood Allergy Treatment Options
Lincoln Pediatric Group in Lincoln, Nebraska
Today there are many options when it comes to treating allergies. If over the counter medications aren't working to treat your allergies, see our otolaryngologists at Lincoln Pediatric Group to find out about the latest allergy treatments.
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Allergy Immunotherapy Treatments
We specialize in several different types of treatments for dust, mold, pollen, grass, weed, tree, and animal allergies. This month let’s take a look at a few including:
First, your ENT will determine which allergens are causing your symptoms. Allergy symptoms are your body's immune system attacking the allergy. A small amount of the allergen is injected into your body and the dose is increased over time. Slowly, the immune system makes an antibody that stops allergens from causing symptoms.
Allergy shots are given at our office over a period of several years to change your immune response to allergens. For the first three to six months, you'll receive allergy shots a few times a week. Then for up to five years you'll receive them about once every four to six weeks.
Sublingual immunotherapy works the same way to introduce your body to a small amount of the allergen in order to relieve allergy symptoms. This is a form of immunotherapy where liquid drops are dissolved under your tongue several times a week or daily. The drops can be taken at home, but it is important to take it every day, or the treatment may not help reduce your symptoms. You'll typically continue taking the allergy drops for three to five years.
Both allergy shots and allergy drops can improve allergy and asthma symptoms and less then need to take medicines.
Contact Lincoln Pediatric Group today if you are experiencing severe allergy symptoms to learn about the best treatment for you.