I thought the April 1 online article Unapproved therapy appears to help asthma, allergies (www.Nurse.com/Article/Unapproved-Therapy) was interesting as it made the idea of sublingual allergy medication seem new.
I grew up in western Pennsylvania and used sublingual drops in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The allergist mixed up the solution himself, and I kept it in the refrigerator and used the drops daily.
I loved the drops, as it meant no more weekly trips to the family doctor for shots.
The drops were effective.
I stopped using them only when I graduated from college and my new insurance would not cover them.
Kim Frey, RN, BSN