At Broward Sinus & Allergy Center, our goal is to get your allergy symptoms under control with the most effective treatment possible. Every patient is different & our professional & dedicated team will work with you to develop a treatment regimen that fits your lifestyle.
At Broward Sinus & Allergy Center, we offer a simple skin test that involves scratching the skin to deliver a tiny dose of various allergens (substances that trigger an allergic reaction) & monitoring the patient for an allergic reaction, such as itching, swelling, redness, etc.
Allergy Drops (Sublingual Immunotherapy)
Allergy drops, known formally Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is an alternative to weekly allergy shots. The allergens you receive via the drops are the same as what you would receive in injections; the only difference is that they are administered orally. With sublingual immunotherapy, you put drops of the allergen under your tongue at home instead of coming into the doctor’s office for an injection.
Besides the convenience of using allergy drops at home, sublingual immunotherapy can significantly reduce allergy symptoms in most patients.
Another benefit of allergy drops is the decreased risk of side effects. Some people tend to experience side effects with injections, including anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Yet with SLIT, the risk of anaphylaxis is very low.
Sublingual immunotherapy is routinely used in Europe, where allergy drops have been regarded as a safe & effective alternative to injections for more than 10 years. However, the drops have not yet been approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. Many doctors offer SLIT as an “off-label” use. Allergy drops are individually formulated & specific to each patient’s need.
Because the oral formulation hasn’t been FDA approved, SLIT is not covered by insurance. In many cases, however, you might find allergy drops surprisingly affordable. Please inquire with our office about the expense of SLIT compared to allergy shots.
For many sinus & allergy sufferers, some type of fast-acting medication is necessary to manage their symptoms. Intranasal steroid injections are administered by Dr. Callari in the office for some cases. The steroid injection works quickly to reduce inflammation & swelling associated with an acute allergic reaction & sinus infections.
A Unique Approach
A wide variety of medicines & treatments for allergies are available. Dr. Callari & his team will gladly explain all of the options during your appointment. He’ll take the time to listen to your opinions & personal preferences. Together, we’ll help you find the best solution for your allergy problem.
For convenient & effective allergy treatments, call our office at (954) 760-7836 or use our online appointment request form to schedule a visit with Dr. Callari.