Allergy treatments include prevention, medication and immunotherapy. The most commonly used form of immunotherapy is allergy shots. Allergy shots may be recommended when avoiding your triggers or taking medications is not effective or is not feasible.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT/Allergy Drops) is the name given to allergy extract that is administered orally. The allergy extract, rather than being administered by an injection, is administered as oral allergy drops that are placed under the tongue ("sublingual"), held there for two minutes, and then swallowed.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) works in the same way as SCIT by altering the immune system and thus greatly improving allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. Sublingual immunotherapy has been used in Europe for about 15 years and has the advantage of being able to be given at home.
Historically, food allergy has been managed with strict avoidance. Fortunately, over the past decade, increasing evidence suggests that food allergy may be treated by desensitizing the immune system to a specific food. The technique used to do this is food oral immunotherapy (OIT).
Venom allergy is the condition where an individual experiences a potentially dangerous allergic reaction from the sting of an insect, including honey bee, wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white faced hornet or imported fire ant.
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