SubLingual ImmunoTherapy (also known as “Allergy Drops” or “SLIT”)
Discover the “magic” of allergy drops!!!
Nearly ten years ago, Clarity Allergy Center began offering sublingual allergy drops as a way to desensitize a person to their environmental allergies. The results were simply stunning for many patients. Symptoms literally disappeared within days of starting treatment. Over the last ten years- Clarity Allergy Center has developed an expertise in sublingual immunotherapy that is second to none in the Chicago land area. In the new era of high insurance deductibles and chaotic work/life schedules, allergy drops will likely become a common alternative to traditional allergy shots.
With fear of the corona virus spreading, allergy drops are the perfect option to treat environmental allergies. Only one or two visits are required to start treatment. The allergy drops can be taken at home without the need for weekly visits for allergy shots.
Sublingual allergy drops are a fast and convenient way to reduce a person’s allergy burden. It has been used extensively in Europe, Asia, and Australia to treat allergic respiratory disorders for decades, and is becoming more popular in the U.S. as well. It is currently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an alternative to allergy shots.
Immunotherapy is the process by which a person is desensitized to their environmental allergies. This has traditionally been accomplished via allergy shots, with patients receiving in-office allergy injections over a 3-5 year period. Sublingual allergy drops, however, can be conveniently taken at home.
Clarity Allergy Center has been a pioneer in the use of sublingual allergy drops in the Chicagoland area for the last 10 years, having treated hundreds of patients over that time. We have expertise in both allergy drops and allergy shots and are in a unique position to be able to consult patients regarding either option.
Below is a series of Question & Answers for the commonly asked questions.This is based on treating hundreds of patients with allergy drops over the last 10 years.
Posted on Tue, March 10, 2020
by Dr. Brian Rotskoff