Allergy Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)
SCIT, also known as subcutaneous immunotherapy treatment is the traditional way to build up a tolerance to an allergen. These injections occur in your allergist’s office so that the allergist and team can watch for a reaction. Improvements are typically seen within three months of use, but will need to continue injections for a much longer period. The goal of allergy shots is to help your body in adjusting to the allergen.
Allergy Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
SLIT, also known as sublingual immunotherapy treatment is the non-traditional way to develop a tolerance to an allergen. This works best for people who are not able to commit to coming into the office for regular allergy shots or people who do not respond well to the allergy shots. These are administered at home under the tongue. These drops can treat a range of symptoms from animals, food, pollen, mold, etc. There are no real risks of SLIT, but your allergist will be able to assist in creating a plan in case there is an adverse reaction.