Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for migraines

Some observations have pointed to the allergic nature of migraines, such as the fact that many people with allergic rhinitis suffer from migraines, inflammation plays a part in migraines, and that many of the same approaches that are beneficial for allergic rhinitis are beneficial for migraines.

Researchers from the Allergy Associates of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, USA have looked at sublingual immunotherapy in the treatment of migraines. They recruited people with typical migraines who were not treated with regular migraine controllers, but instead underwent allergen-specific SLIT with airborne allergen extracts.

They concluded that in patients with allergic rhinitis, migraine occurrence may have a significant allergic component, and as such, treatment by immune response modifiers such as SLIT, may be useful.

Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

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First Published October 2011

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