Allergies & Asthma: Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Do you have any of the following allergy symptoms? 

Sinus headaches or sinus infections

Stuffy Nose

Runny nose

Endless colds, a chronic cough, or recurrent bronchitis

Itchy, watery eyes

Itchy ears

Frequent ear infections

Sneezing

Asthma

Itchy mouth or throat from eating certain foods.

Muscle or joint pain

Skin rashes such as Eczema, Psoriasis

Lack of concentration, confusion, depression, or forgetfulness

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Just a few drops once a day under the tongue can help! Allergy Relief Immunodrops helps to desensitize your immune system from reacting to allergens resulting in significant improvement or often times resolution of allergies and asthma.

Unlike antihistamine/allergy prescriptions which simply mask your allergy symptoms (along with other annoying side effects such as dry mouth, dry eyes, etc.) and have to be taken for your entire lifeAllergy Relief Immunodrops trains your immune system to ignore the offending allergen, getting to the root cause of the problem and helping to dampen your immune response over time. 

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How quickly do the Allergy Relief Immunodrops work? 

For some patients it may take a few weeks to feel better, and for others it may take a few months. It is important to remember that the drops are a treatment program that can help you achieve clinical remission of your allergies. 

Are there any risks to taking the Allergy Relief Immunodrops? 

Allergy drops have dozens of studies showing their safety as well as ease of use and effectiveness. They are actually safer than allergy shots which carry the risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) which can be life threatening.

How do you test to figure out what I’m allergic to?  Is it covered by insurance? 

The first step in treating allergies is figuring out exactly what you are allergic to whether it be environmental or food allergies (immediate type food allergy). The test is performed with a simple skin test which involves NO NEEDLES. The test only takes 15 minutes in the office and is painless.

Can children take the Allergy Relief Immunodrops? 

If the doctor tests and determines that your child has allergies, then yes, children as young as infants can be treated with the allergy drops.

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If I travel or relocate to a different part of the country/state will my drops still work? 

Yes they will. Allergy Relief Immunodrops are formulated to protect you against all of the major allergens.

Why have I not heard of allergy drops before? Are they a new allergy treatment? 

Oral allergy drops were developed over 60 years ago in Europe and are still today widely used in Europe. Over 50% of all allergy immunotherapy patients are prescribed sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy (SLIT).

How can I get the allergy drops and begin treatment? 

Schedule your simple and easy, no needles allergy testing appointment at the clinic for your 15 minute allergy test. Once your allergies are identified, your doctor will prescribe you your own set of Allergy Relief Immunodrops. Most insurance plans cover the skin allergy testing. 

What are the benefits oAllergy Relief Immunodrops? 

Very safe and Natural. Allergy drops, aka. sublingual immunotherapy, are just the allergens that we breathe or come in contact with in our every day lives mixed in a solution of glycerine or saline. In over 2 billion dosages, there has never been a death or serious adverse reaction to the drops.

Painless. No shots or needles!

Cost Effective. No weekly trips to the allergist costing you both time and money. Immunodrops will save you thousands of dollars over the cost of a lifetime buying allergy medication. 

Works quickly. Some patients notice results within weeks, while the majority experience relief within 2 to 3 months.

Effective on all age groups. Anyone of any age can take the Allergy Relief Immunodrops. In small children, it is documented that early treatment of allergies with SLIT can actually stop the progression of allergies into asthma. In Europe where SLIT has ben used for over 60 years, it is recommended that children use SLIT to prevent future development of asthma.

Long lasting results. The length of time that you may be symptom free varies from person to person, but most people experience significant relief from allergies for decades and for some even a lifetime!

Did you know? Allergy Drops are endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Safe and effective for any age. Provides long lasting relief. Easy to use in the comfort of your own home. 

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) Facts

1. Is sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) as effective as subcutaneous injection immunotherapy (SCIT)- i.e. Allergy shots?

Comparison of SLIT and SCIT reveal both give significant reductions of both allergic symptoms and allergy medication usage (1). Another study compared SLIT and SCIT in patients with nasal allergies with and without asthma. The study found that both therapies were equally effective. (2).

2. Sublingual Immunotherapy is much safer than subcutaneous injection immunotherapy (allergy shots) in clinical studies. 

In a comprehensive review of 104 articles on SLIT (3), there were 66 studies that provided some information on safety and tolerance, representing 4,378 patients who got nearly 1.2 million total doses. There were no fatalities or anaphylactic events reported, and only 1.4 significant adverse events per 100,000 SLIT doses. By comparison, according to the World Allergy Organization, there are an estimated 3.4 fatal and 22.8 near-fatal reactions caused by subcutaneous allergy shots every year.

3. Effectiveness of Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

A review paper for allergic rhinitis included 22 clinical trials and nearly 1,000 patients and showed significant reduction in both symptoms and allergy medication usage (4). A review paper for asthma which included 25 clinical trials and over 1,000 patients, indicated that it is beneficial. The authors noted that SLIT is a safe alternative to subcutaneous injections and that it gives improvements in symptoms, medication use, pulmonary function, and overall well-being (5).

A review paper for allergic rhinitis in children, which included 10 clinical trials and 484 patients, showed that SLIT is effective compared to placebo (6). In another review of 9 clinical trials representing 441 children with asthma showed that SLIT reduced symptom scores and rescue drug use in kids (7).

Lastly 56 children were enrolled in a double blind placebo trial with atopic dermatitis with mite sensitivity. The authors concluded that SLIT therapy to dust mite improves mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (8).

W Clinic of Integrative MedicineSublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) Fact Sheet Scientific References

1. Quirino T, Iemoli E, Siciliani E, Parmiani S, Milazzo F. Sublingual vs injective immunotherapy in

grass pollen allergic patients: a double-blind double-dummy study. Clin Exp Allergy. 1996;26 : 1253

2. Saporta, D. Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy versus Subcutaneous Injection Immunotherapy

in Allergic Patients. J of Environmental and Public Health.2012; Article ID 492405, 6 pg.

3. Cox LS, Larenas-Linnemann D, Nolte H, Weldon D, Finegold I, Nelson HS. Sublingual

immunotherapy: a comprehensive review. J Allergy Clin Immunol.2006; 117:1021-1035.

4. Wilson DR, Torres L, Durham SR. Sublingual immunotherapy for allergic

rhinitis. Allergy. 2005;60:3– 8.

5. Calamita Z, Saconato H, Bronhara Pela` A, Nagib Atallah A. Efficacy of Sublingual

Immunotherapy in asthma. Systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Allergy.

2006;61:1162–1172.

6. Penagos M, Compalati E, Tarantini F, Baena-Cagnani R, Huerta J, et al. Efficacy of sublingual

immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis in children. Meta analysis of randomized

controlled trials. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006;97:141–148.

7. Penagos M, Passalacqua G, Compalati E, Baena-Cagnani CE, Orozco S, et al. Metaanalysis of the

efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic asthma in pediatric patients, 3 to

18 years of age. Chest. 2008;133:599–609.

8. Pajno, GB., Caminiti, L., Vita, D., etc al. Sublingual immunotherapy in mite-sensitized children with

atopic dermatitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. American academy of

Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2007.04.008.