What is Sublingual Immunotherapy?
Are you suffering from allergies and have tried just about every allergy product on the market?
Are you frustrated because nothing seems to relieve your allergy symptoms?
The allergists at Northeast Atlanta ENT offer an effective, safe solution for allergy sufferers. Allergy drops may be the perfect solution for your pesky allergies!
Allergy drops are also known as sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy immunotherapy drops. Sublingual allergy drops or SLIT are other common names for allergy drops.
SLIT is a form of immunotherapy, and it is a safe and effective method to relieve your allergy symptoms. They are an alternative treatment to allergy shots. The process consists of placing the drops of allergen extracts underneath the tongue and swallowing.
Since the allergen extracts become absorbed by the stomach lining, your body will become tolerant of the allergen over time.
Allergy drops have been proven safe throughout the past ten years, with well-documented results. There have been no serious or fatal reactions to SLIT reported to date. Most patients may experience mild side effects (i.e., itchy mouth).
In approximately 1 out of every 12,000 doses, the following moderate side effects occurred:
Since SLIT is a safe treatment method, patients can treat themselves in their own homes. Your ENT doctor may recommend periodic appointments so that they can monitor your physical responses to allergy drops.
In the United States, patients have been using allergy shots for many years now. Many studies have proven the effectiveness and benefits of allergy shots for patients. We are anxiously awaiting FDA approval. Unfortunately, the FDA has not yet approved allergy drops. However, as documented, allergy drops are frequently prescribed in Europe.
Many people often compare allergy drops and allergy shots. We feel that allergy drops are an excellent treatment option for patients who cannot use allergy injections (shots). Reasons to avoid allergy injections include time constraints, needle phobia, or medications that may prevent the use of allergy shots.
If you are completely frustrated with your allergy symptoms, give us a call today. We are happy to speak with you regarding your symptoms and determine if allergy drops are right for you.
Give us a call today at our location nearest you! We have offices in Lawrenceville, Johns Creek (Suwanee), and Dacula (Hamilton Mill).