Reduce allergy symptoms by up to 85%
What is Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy, also called "Allergy shots," is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing the patient's sensitivity to substances called allergens.
It is a form of biologic therapy or biotherapy (it is also sometimes referred to as desensitization therapy, provocation neutralization) that has been studied as a solution for allergies since the early 1900s. Immunotherapy builds up the body’s tolerance to offending allergens through regular subcutaneous injections in increasing dosages of the diluted allergens. Think of it as a vaccine.
Over some time, allergy symptoms can be reduced by up to 85%.
Increasing the immune system to reactivate allergens has benefits beyond symptom relief. Immunotherapy can be a preventative treatment for chronic diseases – particularly in children who may avoid such illnesses as sinusitis, bronchitis, and even asthma if treated early enough.
Benefits of Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy presents an option that other treatment plans do not.
Immunotherapy has been shown to prevent the development of new allergies and in children; it can prevent the progression of the allergic disease from allergic rhinitis to asthma. It can also lead to the long-lasting relief of allergy symptoms after treatment is stopped.
Avoidance of allergens is not realistic for most patients, and over-the-counter and prescription medications usually include a vast collection of side effects – not to mention costs. Without Immunotherapy, patients essentially have two options: either alter their lives to avoid their allergies (which they may or may not be successful at) or commit to being on medication indefinitely.
Most are unaware that there is another option that can permanently reduce their allergies with no side effects and without masking symptoms. Immunotherapy actually changes the way your body reacts to allergens.