Allergy Drops (SLIT) Treatment
Allergy drops, or environmental sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), is a form of immunotherapy used to treat allergic reactions to substances like dust mites, mold, pollen and pet dander. As one of the most effective allergy treatments for adults and children, allergy drops help the immune system build a tolerance towards the presence of allergens in the body.
At TexasAllergyMD we provide safe, convenient SLIT treatments for long-term relief from environmental allergies. Visit one of our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake for an innovative approach to persistent allergy symptoms.
An Overview of How Allergy Drops Work
SLIT works to desensitize the body by gradually exposing the immune system to controlled doses of an allergen. For a person with an allergy, environmental allergens cause the immune system to react, leading to symptoms like nasal congestion, skin hives, itchiness, even breathing difficulties. However, with controlled exposure via allergy drops, the immune system grows tolerant to the allergen’s presence over time.
During a consultation with Dr. Mireku, a patient can discuss whether allergy drops or the popular treatment of allergy shots is the best option.
The Allergy Drops (SLIT) Treatment Process
Our innovative environmental allergy treatments are personalized for the needs of each patient. The following is a general outline of what to expect from SLIT.
- Allergy Testing – Dr. Mireku conducts tests to identify the specific environmental allergens triggering the patient’s symptoms, such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander.
- Customized Treatment Plan – A treatment plan will be created, and the appropriate allergen extract and dosing schedule will be specified.
- Allergy Drops Guidance – SLIT drops are prescribed with clear instructions of how to administer them sublingually (under the tongue), and how to follow the dosing schedule.
- Regular Monitoring – The patient follows the treatment plan and meets regularly with Dr. Mireku for progress assessments and dosage adjustments (as required).
This process is followed until the immune system is desensitized, and the patient can tolerate exposure to the allergen without experiencing allergy symptoms.
Common Questions About Allergy Drops
Allergy drops are safe when a board-certified allergist performs the treatment. Your allergist will determine your suitability for this treatment during consultation and allergy testing.
SLIT treatment can take several years until a patient is fully desensitized to the allergen. Treatment usually involves an initial buildup followed by a maintenance phase, with allergy drops taken at home.
Allergy drops are an effective and convenient option for children experiencing severe allergy symptoms. Parents should speak with an experienced allergist to see whether their child is a suitable SLIT candidate.
Get Fast Relief With Allergy Drops in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake
TexasAllergyMD is a trusted provider of environmental and seasonal allergy treatments. We use innovative solutions like sublingual immunotherapy and allergy shots. For help with allergy solutions, visit an allergy treatment center in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment.
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