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Allergy Testing & Treatment

We offer full allergy testing and treatment for our patients who don’t respond adequately to allergy medication, or for those who prefer not to take medication. We offer skin testing in the office, considered the more accurate testing, in addition to blood testing for younger patients. We provide testing for grass, tree and weed pollen, molds, animal dander, feathers, dust mite, and food allergens. Once we’ve determined what a patient is allergic to, we can provide counseling to practice avoidance and modification of the home, bedroom and work environment. We offer allergy shots, a series of in-office injections to desensitize a patient against allergies. We also offer sublingual drops, an injection-free way of administering treatment that can be performed at home by the...

Sublingual Allergy Drops

Allergy Shots, Without the Shots! For our allergy patients who don’t respond adequately to allergy medicine, we offer allergy testing and treatment. Allergy shots desensitize a patient to become tolerant of things in the environment that cause their allergies. An alternative to traditional allergy shots, sublingual allergy drops are similar in that they contain extracts of the very things to which a patient is found to be allergic. Instead of being injected, the extracts are dropped from a vial under the tongue every day, held for two minutes, and then swallowed. This can be done at home, without the need for an office visit for each administration, as with allergy shots, and are much less expensive. Allergy drops have been used for decades in Europe as an effective way to desensitize patients, and are gaining popularity rapidly in the United States in recent years. Sheridan Ear, Nose & Throat has offered sublingual drops since...