- • Testing is offered and conducted using a modified endpoint skin testing technique.
- • Environmental allergens tested include: trees, grasses, weeds, molds, dust and various pets/animals.
- • Our office will skin test pediatric patients as young as three (3) years of age. Blood testing is conducted for food allergies, on patients <3 years old and at risk patients.
Allergy treatment: a shot free method. Sublingual Immunotherapy or SLIT allergy drops are given under the tongue daily.
- • The patient does not generally require retesting at set intervals.
- • Treatment lasts approximately three years and possibly longer to successfully desensitize patients from particular allergens.
- • Serum is specific to each patient and based on the individual’s skin test results.
- • Extensive patient teaching is offered to aid in controlling symptoms.
Additional SLIT information:
- • This treatment has been used in Europe for over 35 years and in this country for at least 20 years.
- • While SLIT is not FDA approved, SLIT serum is the same serum used to give allergy injections and virtually no risk of anaphylaxis or severe respiratory distress requiring emergency treatment occurs.
- • Patients receiving weekly injections have a risk each time of developing anaphylactic symptoms.
A resource and method of allergy treatment protocol our practice utilizes. This treatment protocol is based on the La Crosse Method™ developed by Dr. David Morris, and his physician partners at Allergy Associates of La Crosse in Wisconsin.