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Immunotherapy is a treatment option for allergy sufferers who would like to build a tolerance against allergens. Immunotherapy works by teaching your body’s defense system that the particles in our normal environment are NOT diseases. This process is similar to immunizations for the flu and other diseases. One way to deliver immunotherapy is through pain-free, sublingual, or under-the-tongue drops. In the comfort of your own home, you will place a few small drops of antigens under your tongue every day.
There, the antigens are grabbed and absorbed by dendritic cells. These, highly specialized cells distribute the antigens throughout your immune system. This desensitizes your system. In other words, your body builds immunity to the antigens that cause virtually all allergies. You will begin to feel relief with the first 1 to 2 months, and improve as the treatment progresses. Just as with antibiotics, you will feel better quickly, but should continue taking the treatment for the full benefit. In the case of immunotherapy, the treatment will last for three years. If you are ready to enjoy life without the daily misery of allergies, ask your health care provider today about sublingual immunotherapy.