This spring, many families will rely on allergy shots to help treat their children who suffer severe asthma and severe allergies. However, dissolving under-the-tongue tablets offer a needle free option for younger allergy suffering asthmatics, demonstrated by in a recent Johns Hopkins Children’s Center review.
In a previous Johns Hopkins Study, oral allergy drops were shown to offer a safe alternative for adults suffering environmental allergies.
In the review recently published in Pediatrics journal, a collected analysis of 34 clinical trials demonstrated that both dissolving drops and injections alleviate both allergies and asthma comparably. Additionally, the drops offer an option for children who fear needles and can be administered from home, saving an unnecessary trip to the doctor’s office.
Dr. Julia Kim, Johns Hopkins researcher commented, "Our findings suggest the needle-free approach is a reasonable way to provide much-needed relief to millions of children who suffer from asthma or seasonal allergies."
These exciting findings encourage further examination of oral drops as a viable treatment option.
In the United States, more than 6 million children suffer with asthma and seasonal allergies affect over forty percent of children in America. In addition to allergy shots and specialized exercises, asthma support groups can be utilized to help offer relief for asthmatic children.