Allergy Drops – SLIT
What is SLIT?
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is an alternative way to treat allergies without injections. Rather than receive a shot at the doctor’s office, patients place small doses of an allergen under the tongue at home to boost tolerance to the substance and reduce symptoms.
Who’s a candidate for SLIT?
Allergy immunotherapy is used to help allergic patients who cannot tolerate or get adequate relief from traditional allergy medications. Any patient with allergies is a candidate for SLIT. Often times SLIT patients prefer the convenience of using the drops at home rather than make regular doctor’s office visits for shots.
Is SLIT safe?
There have been many clinical trials and surveys over the last 20 years that have shown SLIT to not only be safe, but also as clinically effective as traditional allergy shots.
What are the benefits of allergy drops?
- They are done at home on your schedule
- No weekly doctor’s visits
- No shots – Great for kids!