Sublingual immunotherapy is safe, inexpensive and has no side effects – (04-22-04)

Allergic rhinitis due to house dust mites: evaluation of the efficacy of specific sublingual immunotherapy

Sublingual immunotherapy, which I classify under the oral tolerance category, has been around for many years. Essentially, the clinician evaluates what the patient is allergic to and then gives the patient small vials with minute amounts of the allergen to be taken under the tongue. This is believed to work by de-activating the GALT cells of the GI tract (the immune system that surrounds the GI tract) against that antigen. The GALT then sends the same “safe” signal out to the rest of the body, thus reducing or eliminating the reaction against the allergen. Very safe, very inexpenisve, no side effects.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.