FDA approves four types of allergy tablets instead of shots
If your allergies seem worse than ever this spring, climate change may be to blame.
A new study from the University of Maryland found hay fever increased 14% In areas with an early spring.
Surprisingly, there was a similar risk when spring arrived 'later'.
Experts say that's likely because many species of trees bloom at once which blasts a high concentration of pollen.
On a brighter note, new research shows many doctors are now prescribing tablets instead of shots for some seasonal allergies.
The FDA has approved four types of tablets that dissolve under the tongue and can be taken at home.
They are available to treat allergies to certain grass pollen, ragweed and house dust mite.
If a patient has more than one allergy and is able to travel regularly an allergist may recommend shots over tablets.