What is sublingual immunotherapy?

Woman taking a dose of allergy drops

Sublingual immunotherapy, also known as allergy drops, is a form of disease-modifying allergy treatment similar to allergy shots. Instead of a shot, sublingual immunotherapy works as a liquid drop that is placed under the tongue.

Sublingual: applied under the tongue

Immunotherapy: therapy that uses substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight diseases

The La Crosse Method™ Protocol isn’t a one size fits all treatment. Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient’s allergic fingerprint based on:

  • Medical history
  • Exam
  • Allergy testing

The precise amount of allergen extracts placed in each prescription is high enough to build tolerance, but not too high to create a negative reaction. It’s literally matched to your level of tolerance, so risk of reactions is minor.

Allergy droop bottles

Over time, the amount of allergen extract in each dose is increased, until the body is used to it and learns not to react to what you’re allergic to. The goal with treatment is to reduce — or potentially eliminate — symptoms from the things that make the patient sick. Along with that, patients often find that they don’t need the symptom-relieving meds anymore and can reduce or eliminate medication from related conditions triggered by allergy — including medications for allergic asthma, sinusitis and eczema.

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