Allergen proteins from dust mite droppings and carcasses can cause nasal and skin allergy symptoms – and may also worsen asthma. For those who don’t want to rely on allergy medication – or those with difficult-to-control symptoms – the answer may be immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy trains your immune system to build up tolerance to the allergen, organically decreasing or sometimes eliminating your allergy.
There are two types of immunotherapy, each with its own benefits and drawbacks:
- Subcutaneous Immunotherapy. A series of injections at an allergist’s office that gradually build tolerance.
- Sublingual Immunotherapy. Daily pills that dissolve under the tongue and gradually build tolerance.