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Old 01-09-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
Have any of you tried sublingual therapy for your allergies? If you did, did it work? How many treatments did you need? How long did it take to see benefits? Did the benefits last for a period of years or fade quickly? Did you suffer any side effects? How much did your treatment cost?
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
Have any of you tried sublingual therapy for your allergies? If you did, did it work? How many treatments did you need? How long did it take to see benefits? Did the benefits last for a period of years or fade quickly? Did you suffer any side effects? How much did your treatment cost?
I tried it for a while. I think it could be good in some cases but I was supposed to take the drops three times day and even though it was supposed to be more convenient, it wasn't for me. I went back to the shots.

I think the doctor said it would take a few months to take effect and I have no idea how long it would have lasted. I know my allergy shots would wear off within a year if I stopped going so maybe it would have been the same for the sublingual drops. There were no side effects from mine and I think mine were preservative free. I don't know how much it cost--this was quite a few years ago.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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I have used homeopathic drops sublingually. They have helped with animal allergies as well as mold allergies.

When living with animals, I found that after using the drops daily for a couple of months I could cut back more and more until I didn't need them at all or only occasionally, and I appeared to be no longer allergic. But when the exposure to animals stopped for a period of time and then began again, I had to start over again with the drops.

My mold allergy is only an occasional or seasonal thing, so I take the drops as needed for both treatment and prevention when mold counts are high.

I experience no side effects, and the cost is reasonable ($8/bottle). I use products by NatraBio which I purchase on iherb.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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I have used homeopathic drops sublingually. They have helped with animal allergies as well as mold allergies.

When living with animals, I found that after using the drops daily for a couple of months I could cut back more and more until I didn't need them at all or only occasionally, and I appeared to be no longer allergic. But when the exposure to animals stopped for a period of time and then began again, I had to start over again with the drops.

My mold allergy is only an occasional or seasonal thing, so I take the drops as needed for both treatment and prevention when mold counts are high.

I experience no side effects, and the cost is reasonable ($8/bottle). I use products by NatraBio which I purchase on iherb.
Hi Noodlecat,
Wow, that is really interesting. Did you see a naturopath or other alternative health provider before taking the drops? Are the homeopathic drops the same thing that a provider might offer? How did you determine dosing?
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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I did not see a health provider. I do not know what products a health provider would offer.

I've been my own doctor for pretty much my whole life. When I experience symptoms or a health challenge I seek out ways to treat myself naturally.

As for dosing, I follow the recommendations written on the bottle packaging. I started conservatively at first to see how my body responded, then over time learned that I could increase dosage when my symptoms were more severe.

The drops (or any homeopathic medicine) must be taken with a "clean mouth". A clean mouth is defined as not eating or drinking anything other than water for 20 minutes before and after dosing. This includes not brushing teeth, not using mouthwash, not chewing gum, and not putting any other substance in the mouth. Having a clean mouth ensures the medicine is absorbed most effectively.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:35 AM
 
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Hi everyone,
Have any of you tried sublingual therapy for your allergies? If you did, did it work? How many treatments did you need? How long did it take to see benefits? Did the benefits last for a period of years or fade quickly? Did you suffer any side effects? How much did your treatment cost?
These drops are a scam designed to generate money for greedy doctors. They are typically prescribed by non-allergists as a way to boost their income. They have not been proven to work which is why they have not been approved by the FDA nor are they covered by insurance. The only PROVEN therapy are allergy injections. There are a lot of con artists looking to prey on gullible people and this is another snake oil remedy. Do it the right way, see an allergist. Don't go to an ENT, or Primary Care Doctor/Family Doctor to get allergy shots. A lot of these non-allergists will fake test results to justify putting you on their drops or injections. My ears nose and throat doctor told me I had all these allergies and their skin tests were positive to everything. I saw an allergist and my skin testing was negative. They ordered blood to see what was real. Sure enough, my blood tests were also negative. The allergist had diagnosed me properly.
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