Most people are familiar with the technique of addressing seasonal allergies with desensitization shots. What many may not know is that the same desensitization approach can be applied by using a more convenient, less painful approach of sub-lingual or under-the-tongue drops – often referred to as SLIT (sublingual immunotherapy). The desensitization approach can also be used for other situations besides seasonal allergies including
- infants and children – especially those with skin conditions
- people with food and mold sensitivities
- some individuals with digestive disorders that are not clearly allergic
- children with recurrent ear infections
- individuals with recurrent sinus infections
The science for this approach is sound, and there are more than 60 years of experience using it. In many parts of the world, sub-lingual allergy drops are the preferred method of desensitization. A Cochrane Review, the most trusted independent, evidence-based, meta-analysis organization in the world, released their analysis in 2003 that determined the treatment both safe and effective. We follow a protocol called the LaCrosse Method http://www.allergychoices.com and we encourage you to follow the link to learn more about this approach.