Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
Sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, is one of the only available strategies treat specific allergies, such as grasses, trees, and pets.
What is it?
SLIT involves very low doses of one or more allergens in a personalized solution based on an allergy skin test. By taking a few drops of this solution under your tongue each day over three to five years, this gets your immune system to realize that the allergen(s) is not harmful, and that your body no longer needs to react to it.
What results can you expect?
Most people experience a 20-30% reduction in symptoms in the first year, with an 80%+ reduction after 3 years, to the point that allergy symptoms no longer require treatment.