The same medication may not cause any reaction to a person, yet may cause unforeseen allergic reactions to another person.
Are there any known side effects of allergy immunotherapy treatment?
One significant disadvantage of allergy immunotherapy is the risk of developing a life-threatening and potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction referred to as anaphylaxis. Some of the most common risk factors of this condition may include being asthmatic, a history of systemic reactions and a history of high-sensitivity exposure to allergens.
If you have any of the above conditions, it’s strongly recommended that you go for SLIT (sublingual immunotherapy) instead.
SLIT is not only a more effective treatment option, but also comes with much lower risks. The only adverse side effects associated with this type of treatment are:
- Slight itching
- Tingling of your mouth and tongue
- Mild swelling on your lips or tongue
These symptoms usually subside within a few days.