Allergy Treatment

Allergy Treatment Options for Long-Term Relief

What is most effective for allergy treatment medicine: immunotherapy or sublingual immunotherapy?

Allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) are very quickly growing in popularity and availability because of their convenience and effectiveness. Dr. John Stewart and his team at Arizona Breathe Free highly recommend sublingual immunotherapy because of the overwhelming response from patients on how convenient, manageable, safe and reliable the treatment is, especially when compared to allergy shots (immunotherapy).

Allergy Drops reviews by patients show that the most impactful advantages of allergy drops include safety, reasonable cost and convenience.

“I prefer an all-natural solution when it comes to a skin allergy treatment. Immunotherapy is exactly what I’m looking for! I’m so happy I can find sublingual allergy drops near me.”

Unlike pharmaceutical medications, drops are made from all-natural extracts of allergens such as pet dander, mold, dust, and pollen. While some patients have taken allergy tests online, and have also shopped for sublingual allergy drops online, there are many benefits to exploring a local treatment plan by a professional. More about Allergy Testing.

“I’m so happy I found safe seasonal allergy treatments and animal allergy treatments for my family!

Drops are administered daily in trace amounts, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction to treatment. Reports of anaphylactic reactions to allergy shots are very rare (3 in 1 million); however, there are no reports of anaphylactic reactions to allergy drops.


Young woman enjoying the benefits of being allergy free outdoors

“I love how effective immunotherapy is at providing real relief throughout  the year!”

A daily treatment schedule results in a rapid immune response. Many times, patients report that their symptom reduction is significantly impacted within the first month. Sublingual immunotherapy has been used for more than a century and scientific evidence is continuing to show that this is a very effective treatment plan. According to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, allergy drops are equally as effective in reducing symptoms as allergy shots.

“Dr. Stewart really listened and took my busy schedule into account when determining how to treat my allergies.”

One of the biggest advantages reported by allergy sufferers is that selecting sublingual immunotherapy works with practically every lifestyle. No more weekly or monthly office visits, no more office waiting rooms, no more hours stuck in traffic, no more missed work, no more living your life around in-office treatments.

How to Get Rid of Allergies Fast

Another major factor in the shots vs drops comparison is how quickly each method can begin to provide noticeable relief. The numbers speak for themselves: allergy shots begin working as early as four months, but can take up to a year for patients to experience the full benefit. Allergy drops begin working as early as four weeks. While patients may also be warned to expect the full year to experience the relief, the chance that you’d experience relief sooner leans very heavily toward the sublingual immunotherapy treatment path.

Allergy Treatment at Home: the Cost of Convenience

The cost of allergy drops, which can be administered in the home, workplace, or wherever is most convenient to the patient, is preferred overwhelmingly by patients, because it’s often less expensive than the co-pay and treatment costs of allergy shots. Sublingual immunotherapy reviews from patients have noted the benefit of savings in time and effort through reduced reliance on over-the-counter medications and less transportation expenses for office visits and to the pharmacy.

A dose of allergy drops can be administered in less than 5 minutes, within the comfort and safety of your own home. This eliminates the need for multiple appointments that are required for allergy shots, which can take up to an hour to complete in-office. When you consider this factor in the allergy drops vs shots debate, you end up with fewer hours of missed work spent waiting in doctor’s offices for allergy shots, which adds up to significant savings each week, month, and year by simply switching your treatment plan to allergy drops.

While insurance typically does cover allergy shots, you do have a co-pay for each office visit to get the shots administered. Without insurance, allergy shots can cost over $1000 a year! If you’re looking for more information about the cost of each treatment method, please contact our office.

Sublingual Immunotherapy: the Preferred Treatment for Allergy Season and Beyond!

Immunotherapy treatments (allergy shots & drops) alter the function of your immune system over time to allow your body to develop a tolerance to allergens and triggers within your immediate environment.

Allergy drops use the same FDA-approved antigens as allergy shots – the only difference is the way the treatment is administered (injection vs. oral). With allergy drops, you are in control of your own schedule. You can administer them at home, work, while traveling or on vacation! Arizona Breathe Free, and Dr. Stewart, always personalize each patient’s treatment plan, thereby empowering them to select the plan that will work best with their lifestyle and ultimately achieve the best long-term results.

Patients rely on Arizona Breathe Free for Allergy Therapy in Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix Metro area.

Isn’t it time you found permanent relief for your allergies and start living your life your way? Contact our office to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions that have not been answered here about the effectiveness of Allergy Immunotherapy.

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The Patient Experience...

Great doctor and staff! The staff is excellent so nice to me and helpful and Dr. Stewart is very good. He spent time with me and [he's] very detailed. He didn't just rush me out of the office.

Dr. Stewart saved my life. I had a fast growing abcess in the back of my throat . It cut off my ability to swallow water or food. If left alone it would have stopped my breathing. He did emergency surgery on me. I was able to leave the hospital the next day. He explained everything to me before and after the surgery and set up a follow up to check me. Any problems that I may run into in the future I will go back to him . The man saved my life. To me it doesn't get better than that.

Great Experience! We were seen immediately though we had never been before. The nurses were so helpful and Dr. Stewart was quick and funny. I am so thankful!

Five Stars! Big thank you and very grateful to Dr. Stewart and his staff who promptly treated me.

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