Frequently asked questions ABOUT ALLERGY TESTING
What is Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)?
SLIT is an alternative way to treat allergies. Small, incremental doses of an allergen are placed under the tongue to boost tolerance to the substance and reduce symptoms.
How is SLIT administered?
Daily drops of allergen extract are placed under the tongue for 10 seconds. Drops are administered at home after the first dose is tolerated in our office.
What are the Risks of Allergy Shots?
There is a small danger of anaphylactic shock (a severe allergic reaction) shortly after an injection. Therefore, allergy shots are given in an allergist’s office.
Can Allergy Shots Relieve Asthma?
Allergy shots are effective in the treatment of allergic asthma. Allergy shots can help relieve the allergic reactions that trigger asthma episodes, thereby enhancing breathing and decreasing the need for asthma medications.