Frequently Asked Questions

How do allergy drops work?

Low doses of allergens are placed under the tongue where they’re absorbed by the body. Over time, the body will build up a tolerance to these allergens, lessening or completely eliminating the allergic reaction.

Are allergy drops as effective as allergy shots?

Yes! In a head-to-head study, both drops and shots were similarly effective. They’ve been endorsed by the World Health Organization, and many studies show that they're effective at reducing allergy symptoms, asthma symptoms, and the development of new allergies.

Can I be on environmental allergy drops and food allergy drops at the same time?

Yes. You just have to wait 20 minutes between the different types of treatment.

Are allergy drops safe?

Yes. Allergy drops are extremely safe. Recent studies show that the risk of severe reactions with drops is approximately 1 per 100,000,000.

Is there a chance of a severe reaction at home from taking the drops?

It's extremely rare to have any severe reaction. The latest studies show the rate at one per 100,000,000. There have been some reactions reported, but all resolved positively.

Can children get allergy tested and take allergy drops?

Yes! We test children as young as four months, and treat children from 12-18 months and up. Patients under two years will have a limited testing panel. You can request an appointment for pediatric allergy testing here.

Will you accept my insurance?

We accept most major health insurance plans, including Scott & White. We also accept most Medicare and Medicaid plans. Get in contact with our scheduling team and request insurance verification before your appointment.

Are allergy drops covered by insurance?

Typically, the drops themselves are not covered by insurance. However, more and more employers are starting to add this as a covered benefit.