New personalized allergy treatment under review

Drops target specific allergens already used in Europe

The spring weather is something to celebrate for most people, but if you suffer from allergies, it can be miserable. Now, a new personalized treatment widely used in Europe has made its way to the U.S.

Specially formulated drops are designed to fight exactly what bothers you.

"If you're allergic to several different types of grasses and weeds, you'll get drops to deal with allergies in those areas," explained Dr. Lou Perretta of Doctors Express in Portland, Oregon.

It works by having allergens put on your skin to find out which one your body reacts to.

In the 30-minute procedure, 70 different antigens are placed on your back and if you are allergic, almost immediately large welts and redness begin to show up on the skin.

The results are then sent to a lab, which creates drops you take that target your specific allergies.

The allergy drops, which are used once daily, will cost on average about $60 a month and aren't covered by insurance.

The treatment still needs approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Doctors say it is not something that will give patients immediate relief, however over time, the treatment may get rid of your allergies all together.

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