Sublingual Immunotherapy

Home / Education Library / Sublingual Immunotherapy

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) or Allergy Drops, is a form of immunotherapy which does not require injections. Instead, allergen drops are placed under the tongue for a few minutes to be absorbed. Similar to allergy shots, The Pasha Allergy Clinic will create custom drops that are specific to your allergy triggers. Our program allows for you to administer the drops at home on a daily basis. SLIT begins with an escalation phase that increases the number of drops and concentration until a maintenance level is reached.

One of the advantages of SLIT is that it is extremely safe. Furthermore, it does not require injections or needles, which is perfect for children as well as adults who are “needle-phobic.”

SLIT is popular in Europe but has not been FDA approved in the U.S. Nonetheless, studies have demonstrated that SLIT is effective and safe. SLIT is also an alternative to those who take beta-blockers (a common high-blood pressure drug).

FAQ

No. Despite several published studies demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of SLIT, it does not have FDA approval and therefore considered “experimental.”

Depends on how severe your symptoms may be. Some patients only require months on SLIT others may require several years of allergy drops.

Absolutely. SLIT is popular for children because there are no needles or injections. Dr. Pasha limits SLIT to ages >5 years old.

Recommended

Man Asleep on His Desk

3 Natural Ways to Put Snoring to Rest

At the very least, snoring can be a mild nuisance to those nearby. On the other hand, snoring can be detrimental to the health of both the snorer and anyone else in earshot trying to sleep. So, if you’re tossing and turning at night, kept awake by your snoring partner, your health is suffering just as much as theirs.

Read More

4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Do you always feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day? Whether it’s working, spending time with the kids, or pursuing your hobbies, it’s tough to get everything done. You may be so caught up in the daily grind that you lose sight of what’s truly important: your health. If you suffer from a sleep-related disorder, such as sleep apnea, there is a close connection between your condition and weight gain. Sleep apnea causes weight gain and weight gain worsens sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep apnea, this only stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center, we have developed a medically-supervised weight loss program. Spearheaded by our advanced practice registered nutritionist, Ellis Morrow, our comprehensive program is tailored to the challenges patients with sleeping disorders face. We value an active lifestyle, so here are four ways to maintain a healthy weight in your daily life.

Read More