Welcome to Asthma & Allergy of Idaho & Nevada
Established in 1979, we have specialty asthma & allergy practices in northern and southern Idaho as well as in northern Nevada. Based in Twin Falls, Idaho, Asthma & Allergy of Idaho & Nevada offers seven locations and convenient hours. Our staff members are dedicated to your care, and our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.
Allergy Shots Vs. Drops
Reducing people’s sensitivity to certain allergens (e.g. pollens, animals, molds, venoms) has been possible for nearly 100 years in this country. Over the years, we have improved and refined the methods used. The “gold standard” method for the past 50 years has been subcutaneous (just under the skin) injections of purified allergens, also known as subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). An alternative to injection therapy is now available. This method involves placing allergen liquids or dissolvable tablets under the tongue where the allergens are absorbed into the body through the oral mucous membranes. This method is referred to as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). SLIT offers two conveniences compared to SCIT that make this an exciting alternative to injection therapy: no needles and at-home therapy!