Sublingual: daily allergy tablets or drops taken under the tongue at home.
Subcutaneous: weekly allergy injections (shots) given at a local doctor’s office.
Sublingual tablets cover one allergy at a time. Options that are currently FDA-approved treat dust mite (Odactra), ragweed (Ragwitek), Timothy grass (Grastek) and a 5-Grass Mixture (Oralair). The first dose is required to be done in-person with an experienced allergy provider.
Sublingual drops can treat several allergens at a time. Experienced clinicians customize compounds to each individual patient’s allergenic profile and needs, using established dosing and treatment protocol. Such drops treat a wide array of inhalant allergens, including trees, grasses, weeds, dust, pets, and molds. Immunotherapy drops (aka “liquid SLIT”) is an off-label administration of the same FDA-approved allergenic extracts used in allergy shots.
Subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) treat several allergens simultaneously, as well. Allergy shots require in-person observation due to a higher risk of a severe allergic reaction. If this is the right treatment modality for you, we will try to connect you with an experienced allergist in your area.