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Immunotherapy for Allergies

Symptom causing allergens are introduced to the immune system slowly from low to higher doses to adapt and acclimate the immune system to the offending allergen. This is called immunotherapy. SLIT therapy stands for sublingual immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy

Testing for Environmental Allergies is done through LifeLabs. 

Tests include:

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Treatment include a low dose mixture of 1 or 2 or 3 max of the following for 6 weeks, daily:

  • Dust mite mix 

  • Tree mix - 10 

  • Tree mix - 2 

  • Ragweed mix 

  • Weed mix - 6 

  • Cat mix 

  • Grass mix - 5 

  • Mould mix - 4 

  • Dog mix

 

Average cost per allergen is $50.

Sublingual therapy is commonly chosen over intramuscular.