What Exactly Is Allergen Immunotherapy?

Q:
What exactly is allergen immunotherapy?

A:
It’s also called desensitization or hypo-sensitization. Allergen immunotherapy is used to treat some types of allergies.

This type of therapy works for asthma, environmental allergies and allergies after insect bites.

In an immunotherapy, a doctor exposes you to a lot of allergens to try to alter the way your immune system reacts.

The therapy was invented by John Freeman and Leonard Noon in 1911. It’s the only way to relieve both symptoms and causes of respiratory allergies.

The side effects are mild and local. But in a few cases, anaphylaxis occurred. So, the therapy should be done under the guidance of medical professionals.

 

Keyword: allergen immunotherapy

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