Allergy Drops vs. Allergy Shots in Tampa St. Pete

Anne Hermann, MD

We offer allergy shots in the integrative medical offices of Dr. Anne Hermann, MD. Both allergy shots and allergy drops work to minimize the symptoms of allergies over a period of 3-5 years.

Below you will find information on the advantages and disadvantages of oral drops versus injections to treat your allergies:

Disadvantages of allergy shots:

  • Shots must be administered 1-2 times per week in the doctor’s office
  • Patients often experience swelling, itching, hay fever and even life-threatening anaphylaxis
  • Costs of allergy shots are approximately 3 times more than allergy drops

Advantages of allergy drops:

  • Drops can be administered in the comfort of your home
  • Side effects are mild, which may include nausea or tingling in the mouth
  • Monthly cost of allergy drops are approximately one-third the cost of allergy shots

For more information on allergy shots, view our blog:

Anne Hermann, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. To schedule your appointment, please call (813) 902-9559.

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