Yes, but indirectly.

Chemical exposures are well-known to be irritating to your mucosal surfaces (the surface of your eyes, the inside of your nose, mouth, and GI tract, the airways in your lungs, etc). Putting chemicals in SLIT treatment – which contacts your mouth and GI tract – can be risky and may have unknown or unintended effects, so it is not something we recommend at this time.

Though it is plausible that a person may develop an allergy to a chemical, it is much more likely that symptoms related to chemical exposure are due to its irritating effects rather than an allergy. There are unfortunately no good tests to clearly determine whether or not a person is allergic to a chemical or has symptoms due to chemical irritation, though a detailed clinical history can help. Skin patch testing, often performed by dermatologists and some allergists, can provide very helpful information about which common chemicals may be bothering you and which you may want to avoid.

People who have underlying allergies and allergic inflammation of their mucosal surfaces may experience symptoms from a chemical exposure that seem out of proportion when compared to others around them. These symptoms may seem very similar to their allergy symptoms and may augment the process. Therefore, improving your allergy health will help heal your mucosal surfaces, which can help reduce your symptoms from many chemical exposures as well and return them to a more “normal” level. Therefore, at Allergenuity Health, we treat chemical sensitivity indirectly by using integrative health methods (including SLIT for your allergens) to reduce inflammation of your mucous membranes.