Allergy Shots versus Allergy Drops
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|Method of Administration||Shot in the Arm(s)||A Drop Under the Tongue|
|Risk of Anaphylaxis||Small||None Reported|
|Adverse Reactions||Multiple (Swelling, Itching, Hayfever, etc.)||Nausea, Itching/Swelling/Tingling in the Mouth|
|Physician Visit Required?||Weekly for Years||Every 6-12 Months|
|Allergy Testing Required||Yes (every 2-3 years as needed)||Yes (every 2-3 years as needed)|
|Insurance Coverage for Allergy Testing||Yes for Most Insurances||Yes for Most Insurances|
|Contraindications?||On beta-blocker medication, history of anaphylaxis, young children, asthmatics in our practice, pregnancy||Less than 3 years of age, asthmatics in our practice, on beta-blocker medication, pregnancy|
|Duration of Treatment||3-5+ years||3-5+ years|
|Treatment Frequency||Every 1 to 4 weeks||Daily (one drop 3 times a day)|
|Treatment Location||Physician Office on Build-Up; Home on Maintenance||Home|
|FDA Approved?||Yes||Off-Label (Currently Pending)|
|Cost||Per Insurance Carrier||Out-of-Pocket (Click here for current cost)|
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