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Seasonal Allergies: Allergy Tablets vs. Allergy Shots
On WebMD, we found a very good article about Seasonal Allergies as we are facing now In the DFW area with pollens in the air and stuffy noses and congested tearing eyes. If you take allergy medication, but pollen is still wreaking havoc on your life every spring and fall, theres a new treatment to talk to an allergist about: allergy tablets. They're like allergy shots, without the shots. The tablets work by letting small doses of an allergen dissolve under your tongue. For example, if youre allergic to ragweed, you get exposed to a tiny bit of ragweed every day. It's so small that youre unlikely to have a reaction to it. And over time, your body will get used to the ragweed and you won't be so allergic to it. Allergy shots do the same thing, but here's why tablets may be better: One, they dont require needles like allergy shots do. Two, you can take them at home, so no more going to the doctors office over and over. And three, theres a lower risk of serious allergic reactions. You have to take tablets and shots for 3 to 5 years. But if youre struggling with allergy season, that may seem like a small price to pay.