Washington, DC


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“Dear PoPville,

I just saw an article on NPR about an alternative to allergy shots called sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, that you take at home as a tablet, instead of getting allergy shots in an office.

Apparently it has been around a few years and is effective. That said, I am having a hard time finding a DC/MD area practice that offers this in lieu of allergy shots and will let you do it from home (the one area website I found discussing this referenced taking the tablets in their office). Given the main benefit would be avoiding weekly visits to the allergist, I was hoping someone knows a practice that lets you take the tablets at home and could provide a good recommendation!

Bonus points for the practice being in network with BlueCross.”

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