Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) – seroSLIT
Immunotherapy is widely used by allergy specialists because it treats the underlying cause of allergic reactions instead of temporarily alleviating symptoms. Immunotherapy is designed to gradually desensitize the immune system to specific allergens. Patients receive small doses of a specific allergen(s) – not enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction, but enough to build up a tolerance. Immunotherapy can potentially lead to remission of allergy symptoms, even after discontinuing treatment.
Sublingual vs. Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
There are two ways to administer immunotherapy: subcutaneously (via allergy shots) and sublingually (via drops applied underneath the tongue). Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is advantageous for a number of reasons:
Drops are more convenient to administer. Sublingual immunotherapy can be administered at home, saving patients from having to frequently schedule doctors’ appointments and miss school or work.
Drops do not require a physician to administer them. Since sublingual immunotherapy can be administered at home, patients save money on regular appointment co-pays and other charges (travel time &, time taken off work) that can add up over the course of treatment.
Drops are well-tolerated with very few side effects. SLIT, which has been the standard of care in Europe for decades, has a stellar safety record.
seroSLIT is one of the leading sublingual immunotherapy services. With simple, streamlined service, seroSLIT enables medical practices to treat a wide range of allergy patients. seroSLIT’s web platform has built-in tools and an intuitive design to help physicians prescribe safe and effective doses of SLIT (prescriptions), custom-mixed for (each) patients’ needs.
If you are a physician and would like to learn more about setting up an account, please contact seroSLIT today. You will be pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy it is to get started.