Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT): Allergy Drop & Allergy Tablet
Allergy drops are off-label use sublingual form of allergen specific immunotherapy for many years. It is an effective allergy treatment for certain type of environmental allergy. However there are not much studies to show a standardized approach to this technique. Therefore the desensitization efficacy of several allergens are unknown as well as the consensus on treatment duration. Recently, the FDA has approved 2 types of allergy tablets for patients with Ragweed and Timothy grass allergy. Both allergy drops & allergy tablets carry a lower risk of getting anaphylaxis than allergy shots but they are only available for limited allergens.
At Texas Allergy, we currently offer sublingual immunotherapy or allergy drops to both environmental allergies and selected food allergies. If you or your family have further questions about those options, please stop by our office to discuss further about this method. Allergy drops are prefered in some cases when patients do not have many allergies to the environment.