Allergy injections are no longer the only option for patients seeking treatment for allergies (Immunotherapy). Patients now have a convenient option that they can complete in the comfort of their own home, sublingual immunotherapy. This treatment is widely utilized in Europe and the World Health Organization has endorsed sublingual immunotherapy as a viable alternative to allergy injection immunotherapy
Sublingual Immunotherapy (commonly referred to as SLIT) is when a patient administers small doses of an allergen under their tongue to boost tolerance to the substance and reduce symptoms. Drops are administered on a daily basis and continued on this regiment for 3-5 years until the patient builds immunity to the specific allergens for which they are being treated. Many patients find that SLIT is a more convenient option, since they do not have to spend weekly visits at the allergist’s office receiving an allergy injection.
If you are interested in Sublingual Immunotherapy, Michigan ENT and Allergy is home to an advanced allergy department that provides world-class allergy diagnosis and treatment solutions. Give them a call at (616) 994-2770 to schedule your consult.