home
RSS
Liquid drops could replace allergy shots
March 27th, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Liquid drops could replace allergy shots

In Europe, some allergy sufferers are given sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops, to treat their symptoms. These tiny drops of purified allergens - such as pollen or dust mites - are placed under the tongue as an alternative to weekly allergy shots. The drops work like a vaccine, slowly increasing the body's tolerance to the allergen.

The Food and Drug Administration has yet not approved these drops for use in the United States, but new evidence published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association could pave the way for American pharmaceutical companies.

"There is a tremendous interest in this treatment," said Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. "As such there have been and are currently clinical trials underway by various companies looking to try to get an approval and come to the U.S. market in the years ahead."

Dr. Sandra Lin from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her colleagues reviewed 63 studies to analyze the effectiveness of allergy drops.

The researchers found strong evidence that the drops improve asthma symptoms, with eight of 13 studies reporting an improvement of more than 40%. They also found moderate evidence that the drops decrease symptoms of allergic rhinitis - symptoms such as a runny nose or congested sinuses that are similar to those caused by the common cold.

In 16 of 41 studies, allergy medication use decreased significantly among participants taking sublingual immunotherapy.

The researchers concluded that these under-the-tongue drops are effective, but that more research is needed to determine the optimal doses.

Up to 40% of Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma, according to the journal article. Currently patients are administered allergen immunotherapy through skin injections, Bassett said. Allergy drops could be more convenient than these allergy shots, as they could be administered quickly and easily at home.

"I expect this year's pollen season to be among the worst, in part due to higher pollen levels ... maybe made worse by warmer temperatures and climates," Bassett said.

Here are five of his tips for surviving the allergy season:

1) Wear sunglasses to block airborne allergens from entering your eyes.

2) Consider exercising indoors on high-pollen days. More pollen is generally found on warm, dry and windy days.

3) Start early with allergy treatments - many medications work better if you start them before symptoms begin.

4) Shower before going to bed to reduce the number of allergens that are brought into your bedroom.

5) Keep your windows closed and set your air conditioner to "recirculate" to keep out pollen.


soundoff (793 Responses)
  1. Diana Harper

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://bit.ly/3fRmsIJ

    May 29, 2021 at 05:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Commercial Truck Repair Shop

    Excellent article. I am dealing with many of these issues as well..

    https://www.gemeentemol.be/tellafriend.aspx?url=https://fleetvehiclerepairshop.com/truck-wrap-shop-near-me/

    May 29, 2021 at 06:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Semi Truck Frame Repair Shop

    Excellent web site you have here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    https://shop.merchtable.com/users/authorize?return_url=https://ocrvfleetservices.com/truck-windshield-replacement-shop-near-me

    May 29, 2021 at 06:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Wayne Hopkins

    https://bit.ly/2SGdF49

    May 29, 2021 at 08:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Earnest Huff

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/Home.html

    May 29, 2021 at 08:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jessie Reyes

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    http://ZvyriskesLithuania.orgmx.com/category/website/Rl3BJDODgSoDexxg86fo

    May 29, 2021 at 08:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Judith Williams

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    http://ZurimeAngola.orgmx.com/category/website/Rl3BJDODgSoDexxg86fo

    May 29, 2021 at 08:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Corey Fletcher

    https://bit.ly/2SGdF49

    May 29, 2021 at 08:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Freda Sims

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    youtube.com/watch?v=SX8_-UpyztU

    May 29, 2021 at 11:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Box Truck Repair Shop

    This is the perfect blog for everyone who hopes to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that has been written about for many years. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

    http://ru.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=boxtruckrepairshop.com/restoration-shop-near-me/

    May 29, 2021 at 12:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. https://www.shinsen-mart.com

    Best view i have ever seen !

    https://images.google.com.et/url?q=https://www.shinsen-mart.com

    May 29, 2021 at 17:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Moving Truck Repair Shop

    http://yellowpages.sj-r.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=fleetservicesorangecounty.com/truck-wrap-shop-near-me/

    May 29, 2021 at 17:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Peterbilt Truck Repair Shop Near Me

    Excellent article. I will be dealing with some of these issues as well..

    https://www1.arbitersports.com/Content/HideMobileAlerts.aspx?redirectUrl=http://ocrvfleetservices.com/delivery-truck-repair-shop-near-me

    May 30, 2021 at 12:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. german

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://tinyurl.com/yz5mdpur

    May 30, 2021 at 13:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. britain

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    http://ZupynochnyyPunktVerbivtsiUkraine.orgmx.com/category/website/Rl3BJDODgSoDexxg86fo

    May 30, 2021 at 13:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. oxford

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    http://ZuwayzaJordan.orgmx.com/category/website/Rl3BJDODgSoDexxg86fo

    May 30, 2021 at 13:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Frame Repair

    May I just say what a relief to uncover a person that actually knows what they're discussing on the web. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people ought to read this and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you're not more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

    https://wapp.baidu.com/mo/q/checkurl?url=https://www.sprintervanrepairshop.com/leisure-travel-van-repair-shop-near-me/&referer=wapp.baidu.com

    May 30, 2021 at 14:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Content Marketing Firm

    That is a great tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

    http://chtbl.com/track/118167/www.lifebusinessfitness.com/

    May 30, 2021 at 16:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Content Marketing Firms

    http://www.digitalkamera.de/rdr?rdr=https://nearmyspot.com

    May 30, 2021 at 16:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. RV Sales And Repair Near Me

    http://elem.nehs.hc.edu.tw/dyna/netlink/hits.php?url=https://ocrvmotorsports.org

    May 31, 2021 at 00:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. RV Ac Repair Near Me

    I quite like reading through an article that can make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    http://site-navi.net/sponavi/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=890&url=http://ocrvcenter.biz

    May 31, 2021 at 00:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 2007 Sprinter Rear Heater Repair

    You're so cool! I don't suppose I've truly read through something like this before. So good to discover another person with unique thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

    https://www.triathlon.org/?URL=sprintervanrepairnearme.com/

    May 31, 2021 at 02:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. RV Repair Service Near Me

    https://www.scratchapixel.com/code.php?id=8&origin=https://ocrvmotorsports.life/

    May 31, 2021 at 06:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Social Media Marketing Agencies Near Me

    http://www.gamekouryaku.com/dq8/search/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=3552&url=http://www.reviewnearme.com/

    May 31, 2021 at 06:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Best RV Repair Near Me

    http://apps.vienna.at/feat/microsite/webcams/welcome.asp?url=ocrv.store/

    May 31, 2021 at 08:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Ram High Top Van Repair

    I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this during my hunt for something regarding this.

    http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/exit?url=http://www.commercialvanrepairshop.com/conversion-shop-near-me

    May 31, 2021 at 15:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. RV Plumbing Repair Near Me

    http://www.mchammer.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvmotorsports.co

    May 31, 2021 at 21:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Van Dent Repair

    http://tstz.com/link.php?url=sprintervanrepair.com/

    June 1, 2021 at 05:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Mercedes Benz Sprinter Repair 19444

    https://www.syuriya.com/ys4/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=415&url=https://www.sprintervanrepair.com

    June 1, 2021 at 05:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Rv Mechanic Shop Near Me

    https://gbcode2.kgieworld.com/gb/boxtruckrepairshop.com/sprinter-van-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 1, 2021 at 08:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. horse trailer body parts

    /

    June 1, 2021 at 11:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. money

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://urlatlas.info/PublicDomainVintageVideos/main.html

    June 1, 2021 at 11:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. bitcoin mining

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/gamingvids.html

    June 1, 2021 at 11:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. rv fridge repair near me

    Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    https://www.guru-pon.jp/search/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=107&url=https://strivu.com/50/

    June 1, 2021 at 11:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. tokyo

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://urlatlas.info/QuotesAndFacts/quotes/quotespage2.html

    June 1, 2021 at 11:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Ram Luxury Van Repair Shop Near Me

    /

    June 1, 2021 at 13:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Jimmie Burdett

    I was extremely pleased to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you saved to fav to see new things on your site.

    http://etracker.de/lnkcnt.php?et=mjVFaK&url=https://simonz36e5.ltfblog.com/4152710/little-known-facts-about-security-companies

    June 1, 2021 at 14:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Bette Lebold

    I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

    https://rspcb.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/pageRedirect.aspx?RedirectedURL=https://charliee07x6.mpeblog.com/24349721/fascination-about-sprinter-van-repair-near-me

    June 1, 2021 at 15:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. holland

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/FlappyPlane/index.html

    June 1, 2021 at 16:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. oxford

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://urlatlas.info/copy-paste-pc-symbols.html

    June 1, 2021 at 16:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. blogger

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/PlatiniumDirectory/french.html

    June 1, 2021 at 16:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. spanish

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/WeightConverter.html

    June 1, 2021 at 16:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. bitcoin

    Hello, I am writing this on behalf of The URL Atlas. We are a web directory, discussion website, file downloading site and many more than just a directory. We would be greatful for any visit and opinion. Thanks.

    https://www.urlatlas.info/FindingTheExpired/categ.html

    June 1, 2021 at 16:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Tamar Dieckman

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually believe this site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the advice!

    https://go.onelink.me/v1xd?pid=Patch&c=Mobile20Footer&af_web_dp=http://andersona96u5.blog2learn.com/48096918/a-review-of-digital-marketing-course

    June 1, 2021 at 17:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Custom Paint Shop

    http://www.e-search.ohimesamaclub.com/y/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=13&url=https://landen3y5t2.blogsvila.com/3490759/an-unbiased-view-of-rv-repairs-near-me

    June 1, 2021 at 19:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Vern Bleasdale

    You've made some really good points there. I checked on the internet for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

    https://rspcb.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/pageRedirect.aspx?RedirectedURL=https://holdenf58j7.mpeblog.com/24650937/the-greatest-guide-to-digital-marketing-agency

    June 1, 2021 at 20:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. https://topphimhot.net

    Best view i have ever seen !

    https://sfwater.org/redirect.aspx?url=https://topphimhot.net

    June 1, 2021 at 23:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Thanh Hockersmith

    I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information. This article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

    https://za.zalo.me/v3/verifyv2/pc?token=OcNsmjfpL0XY2F3BtHzNRs4A-hhQ5q5sPXtbk3O&continue=ocrvfleetservices.com

    June 2, 2021 at 06:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Celebrity Van Repair Shop Near Me

    The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me just as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I truly thought you would probably have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you can fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.

    /

    June 2, 2021 at 08:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. nearest rv store

    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a really good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don't seem to get nearly anything done.

    http://www.london.umb.edu/?URL=https://hootnholler.net/business-highlights-houston-chronicle/

    June 2, 2021 at 09:18 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Leave a Reply to RV Sales And Repair Near Me


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

Archive
March 2013
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.