How SLIT allergy drops provide immunotherapy results for patients
- Posted on: Aug 15 2022
Dr. Payam Daneshrad of Daneshrad Clinic in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA, is a dedicated orolaryngologist and qualified professional here to help with a wide range of concerns, including allergies. Allergies can be extremely problematic for some of our patients or may be an inconvenience. With his help, many of our patients can combat their allergies and find relief. One method of addressing allergies is immunotherapy, one of which is called SLIT allergy drops. Our team can evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for this allergy treatment option.
What are SLIT allergy drops?
SLIT is an acronym for sublingual immunotherapy. These allergy drops are usually given as an alternative to allergy shots, and they work by exposing you to small amounts of the things you’re allergic to. This helps your body build up a tolerance to the allergens and can reduce your symptoms over time.
There are a few different brands of SLIT allergy drops available, and they are typically taken under the tongue either once or twice a day. Treatment usually lasts several months to years to achieve complete immunity to the specific allergy the drops are designed for.
Are there concerns regarding SLIT allergy drops?
SLIT allergy drops are generally considered safe, but there is a risk of side effects such as mouth irritation, stomach upset, and dizziness. If you have concerns about taking SLIT allergy drops, you must bring these up to Dr. Payam Daneshrad. In some instances, he may also prescribe an epinephrine pen to use in the event of a severe reaction.
How do I find out if I am a good candidate for SLIT allergy drops?
Dr. Payam Daneshrad is a board-certified orolaryngologist in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA, and can assist with treating allergies. If you reside in the community and are ready to seek care from our experienced provider, call 310-453-6500 to schedule an appointment at either of our practice locations. We are here to help both new and returning patients with their allergy needs and use today’s reliable and effective modalities to improve our patients’ quality of life.
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