As with allergy shots, sublingual immunotherapy (“SLIT”) starts with an allergy serum designed to desensitize your body to allergens in the environment. But instead of being injected, the serum is taken as drops under the tongue that absorb into the bloodstream through special cells in the mouth.
Why sublingual immunotherapy?
- no needles
- take oral drops at home
- designed to “retrain” the immune system for lasting results
- safer than shots
- less age-restrictive than shots (show to be safe for children under 5)
- for food allergies too