Injection and sublingual immunotherapy (allergy shot or under-the-tongue tablet) are very effective ways of treating allergies and reducing sensitivity to common allergens. Allergy immunotherapy doesn’t only reduce the need for over-the-counter or prescription allergy pills, but they may even boost immunity to allergies and prevent the development of future allergy problems. We offer allergy shots for environmental allergies and venom allergies as well as sublingual tablets for persons allergic to grass or ragweed.
Call (406) 451-7017 to determine if you’re a candidate for allergy shots or sublingual tablets.
Environmental allergy shots or sublingual tablet
We give immunotherapy allergy shots to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies) and asthma triggered by allergies. Allergy shots can dramatically improve the quality of life. By slowly introducing your immune system to small amounts of the allergy-causing substances, you decrease your sensitivity to those allergens. This leads to fewer allergy symptoms and a need for less medication.
The sublingual (under the tongue) dissolving tablet is now available for grass and ragweed pollen. This new treatment is FDA approved for adults and children over 5 years old. This treatment provides similar benefits and less risks than injections.
Am I a good candidate for allergy shots?
If avoidance measures and medicines alone are not controlling your allergies, you may be a good candidate for immunotherapy (allergy shots.) Patients with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) may also ward off the development of asthma and prevent developing new environmental allergies through allergy shots.
Am I a good candidate for allergy sublingual tablets?
Allergy dissolving tablets are an alternative for those patients allergic to grass, ragweed and house dust mite. The treatment can be taken at home once a day (after the first dose in our office). The treatment for pollen should be started 3 months before the pollen season. Dust mite treatment can be started at any time. These treatments are FDA-approved unlike previous “drops under the tongue” provided by non-allergy specialists.
Stinging Insect Allergy
Venom immunotherapy (allergy shots for bees, yellow jackets, wasps, or hornets) is highly effective at decreasing the risk of a subsequent severe allergic reaction. After the specific insect is identified through allergy testing, very small amounts of venom extract is given through an allergy shot. By reducing the risk of a severe reaction, patients can lead active outdoor lives with less fear.