Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) Clinic in South Surrey BC
SLIT therapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps treat the cause of allergies by increasing your tolerance to pollen and reducing your symptoms. Trust the experienced medical professional of Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre. For more information, contact us or make an appointment online. We are conveniently located at Unit #103 – 15222 32nd Avenue Diversion, Surrey, BC V3Z 0R8, Canada.
Table of Contents:
What is SLIT?
How does SLIT work?
SLIT or Allergy Shots
How long will it take to see results with SLIT?
SLIT is proven
Are there any side effects of SLIT?
More convenient than shots
See lasting results
Better quality of life
How do I get SLIT?
What about cost?
Who can use SLIT?
Treatment regimen options
Sublingual immunotherapy treats the cause of allergies by giving small doses of the allergen to the patient. Exposure to these small doses over time increases the immunity or tolerance to the allergens and reduces the allergenic symptoms.
SLIT is given as drops under the tongue. Research shows then when an allergen is presented this way, the immune system learns to tolerate the allergen. The result is fewer allergy symptoms when the body is exposed to an allergy source such as airborne pollen or pet dander.
Like injection therapy, SLIT directly changes the body’s ability to react to allergens. Allergy shots are effective but need to be given in a physician’s office. This inconvenience results in high drop-off rates for many patients. Sublingual immunotherapy offers a great alternative treatment option for people reluctant or unable to undergo allergy shots.
The vast majority of patients experience marked symptom relief within the first few months of starting treatment. As with all allergy immunotherapy, long-term, lasting results require 3 to 5 years of treatment. Research shows that committing to full therapy can result in permanent symptom relief. No more allergies!
With over 60 clinical trials proving efficacy, and endorsement from the World Health Organization, the World Allergy Organization, and the Cochrane Collaboration, SLIT is proven to be effective, safe, and well-tolerated.
Rarely, however, the most common side effect of allergy drops is a mild, local irritation in the mouth and under the tongue. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen
Sublingual immunotherapy requires fewer clinic visits and less time away from work. The first dosage is taken in the physician’s office and after that, you can commence treatment at home.
Reduce your dependency on antihistamines and other rescue medications that only address the symptoms of allergy. SLIT re-trains your body not to be allergic in the first place.
Patients regularly report fewer sick days away from school and work, better sleep, and a reduction in symptoms.
SLIT is available by prescription only. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the right treatment course for you.
SLIT is covered by most medical plans. Cost-benefit analysis has proven that SLIT can cut down on medication costs and actually save you money.
SLIT is a great treatment option for most allergy sufferers, including children. Patients on beta-blockers or pregnant and nursing mothers should speak to their physician prior to use.
Pre-seasonal: a quick buildup of antigen 30 to 60 days prior to and throughout the offending allergen season. Co-seasonal: Year-round treatment.
Interested in our services, call our office and get in touch with a member of our team. Book an appointment or speak with us over the phone today. You can visit us at a location near you in South Surrey BC. We serve patients from Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Langley City BC, White Rock BC, New Westminster BC, Vancouver BC, and nearby areas.