Here at Windom Allergy you or your child can choose the treatment course that is just right for you. We offer traditional oral immunotherapy (OIT), a modified OIT protocol (the Sarasota protocol) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Each treatment has distinct features of visit frequency, safety, cost and taste. We will tailor your treatment course especially for you and, if best laid plans don't work out, we can always transition you to a different form of treatment.
In an effort to make OIT less burdensome and more affordable we developed the Sarasota Protocol. This consists of 7-8 monthly visits with two doses 30 minutes apart in the office. You will dose daily at home followed by the same two hour rest period as above. The typical time course is 7-8 months. Cost ~$500-3,000 depending on your deductible and copay.
Administering allergens under the tongue, or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) only requires a fraction of the dose administered orally. By virtue of such a low, effective dose, adverse reactions are rare. We offer food SLIT in patients over 5 years old (they have to be mature enough to hold the small dose under their tongue for two minutes). There are 4 visits, 1-2 weeks apart with a typical time course of ~1 month. There is a 30-minute rest period after daily dosing. The average cost is ~$500-$2,000 depending on your deductible and copay.
2-3 oz milk
|Mon||8:30 - 5:00|
|Tue||8:30 - 6:00|
|Wed||8:30 - 5:00|
|Thu||7:30 - 4:30|
|Fri||8:30 - 4:00|