Allergy Drops (Sublingual Immuntherapy) Now at CAPE ENT!
Personalized allergy treatment without the frequent shots or co-pays.
Cape ENT now providing Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) allergy drops for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergies.
We are proud to be the first medical practice in southern Delaware to provide this treatment for our community. Sublingual Immunotherapy has proved to be a safe and effective method to treat seasonal and perennial allergies. SLIT is approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is popular in Europe for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergies. Sublingual Immunotherapy is great for kids and busy adults. SLIT allergy drops are a personalized prescription from allergy tests performed in our office and administered in the comfort of your home. In addition to SLIT, we are growing our allergy testing and Subcutaneous Immunotherapy service. We have implemented a cutting-edge software called XTRACT Solutions to streamline our practice and safely test, mix, and administer allergy immunotherapy.
We are accepting new patients!
We appreciate your support of our practice and look forward to caring for your patients.
People who suffer from allergies that don’t respond to medical treatment may find relief from immunotherapy, a method of building tolerance to an allergen by introducing it to the body in small doses over a period of time. It is usually given as injections (allergy shots), but can also be taken orally. When ingested, it is known as sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops.
How Does Sublingual Immunotherapy Work?
By introducing an allergic substance to your body in gradually increasing doses over time, you will eventually build up resistance to it. The immune system becomes less sensitive to the offending substance as the size of the dose is increased, leading to a reduction in the severity of your symptoms.
The first step involves identifying the allergen that is responsible for your symptoms. Your doctor or allergist will perform allergy skin testing to isolate the offending trigger. Once this is determined, an extract of the substance is prepared in drop form, which will be taken daily.
You will need to hold the drops under your tongue for a minute or two before swallowing. It takes anywhere from three to five years for most patients to develop an immunity to the substance.
Who Benefits from Sublingual Immunotherapy?
Those suffering from a range of allergies – including pollen, grass, animal dander and dust mites – who don’t respond favorably to traditional treatment methods like decongestants and antihistamines are good candidates for allergy drops.
Advantages of allergy drops versus traditional immunotherapy include ease of use (patients can treat themselves at home as no needles are required) and decreased danger of side effects or allergic reactions.
Call Cape Medical Group at (302) 703-4025 for more information or to schedule an appointment.