Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a great alternative to traditional allergy shots. Patients receive a pill to put under their tongue instead of a shot in the arm. Currently the only SLIT treatment approved in the United States is for grass and ragweed.
Patients typically begin taking the medication 2-3 months before the start of the season (in Wisconsin, the grass season is in the spring and the ragweed season is in the fall) and take one every day through the end of the season.
AASC will begin treatment for grass allergies in January. If you took this medication last year, please call the office to make an appointment to start again. If you believe you may be allergic to grasses, call us today to get an appointment. Allergy testing is necessary before starting on the SLIT therapy.
Below are a few resources on SLIT:
ACAAI: Sublingual Immunotherapy Overview
AAAAI: SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinits Nothing to Sneeze About
Visit our website or call the office today for more information.