At Gainesville ENT & Allergy Associates, we offer a wide range of allergy testing and treatment techniques. Since 2007, we have offered “at home” Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) as an alternative to traditional in-office allergy shots.
With SLIT, purified extracts are delivered in drops under the tongue (sublingually) rather than injected into the skin. The leadership of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) has long recognized the potential of the SLIT technique which has been the standard of care in Europe for decades, and has endorsed SLIT as an effective alternative to traditional allergy shots. The technique offers several potential advantages including the fact that it is extremely safe and can therefore be self administered by patients at home. It is considered to carry a lower risk for patients with asthma who require immunotherapy, is well tolerated with very few side effects, and offers a less invasive method of immunotherapy for children.
SLIT has been a benefit to for many of our patients who require immunotherapy, but simply can not travel to the office on a regular basis to maintain a shot regimen.
To learn more, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 352-331-0090.