It’s allergy season and relief can feel like it’s hard to come by. Every sneeze, itchy nose, and watery eye can feel like your body is crying for help. Living Wellness Medical Center now offers sublingual immunotherapy, which can help relieve both seasonal and chronic allergies. Read more to learn about sublingual immunotherapy and how it can help you.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a form of immunotherapy that is similar to allergy injections. It is a process that involves administering liquid drops or a tablet of allergen extracts under the tongue. SLIT is an alternative treatment to allergy shots and is often referred to as “allergy drops.”
Immunotherapy is effective for adults and children with mild to moderate allergies. It has been widely used by allergists for more than 40 years because it addresses the underlying cause of reactions. SLIT is an alternative therapy for those who are non-responsive to allergy medication, who have difficulty avoiding allergic triggers, and those who want to avoid long-term use of medications. This therapy is well-tolerated with minimal side effects. SeroSLIT is not recommended for individuals with severe uncontrolled asthma, heart conditions, lung conditions, and pregnant women.
SLIT helps form a tolerance in the immune system to specific allergens by introducing them sublingually in small doses. Building up this tolerance means that the body won’t react to the allergens anymore. SeroSLIT is individually formulated according to specific allergens the patient has. Sublingual immunotherapy is a safe, at-home treatment, making it an ideal option for seasonal or chronic allergy sufferers.
At Living Wellness Medical Center, we use laboratory testing to determine the specific allergic triggers that affect each individual so that their SLIT prescription is made for their unique needs. If you’re interested in finding out if SeroSLIT could help you with your allergy symptoms, call 480-588-6856 to schedule a FREE brief meet and greet with a naturopathic doctor.