Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
A newer form of immunotherapy is now offered at The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat West and Ear, Nose & Throat South, called sublingual immunotherapy, or “SLIT.” Instead of an injection, SLIT only requires placing drops underneath the tongue at home. SLIT is as safe as allergy shots, and more comfortable and convenient. Like allergy shots, SLIT is a way of desensitizing the body to its allergy triggers. The treatment is tailored for each individual patient based on their allergy test results.
Treatment is continued over two years, with the goal of achieving decades of symptom relief. With SLIT, many people are able to rid themselves completely of allergy medications, or at a minimum significantly reduce their need for them.