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Immunotherapy

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Immunotherapy are allergy shots, injected by a doctor. Allergy shots are for patients that don't respond to medications. Exposure to the allergen in small doses, usually once a week shots, will make people less sensitive. Shots are used for allergens like dust, pollen, and mold. Immunotherapy can reduce symptoms of asthma.

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Many publications about sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) have been cited in recent years. Sublingual immunotherapy is widely used in Europe as a form of desensitization. Desensitization is a method of making a person less sensitive to allergy triggers (for example pollen, dust mites, cat, dog).  Sublingual Immunotherapy is different from…

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, posted Three New Allergy Products Hit the… Over 20 million people in America suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever),…

07/22/14

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Ellen Schnakenberg, Health Guide, commented on Sublingual Immunotherapy AKA Allergy… We used allergy drops for years. I hit a plateau with injections, as did my…

03/03/14

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, commented on Sublingual Immunotherapy and Oral… Hi,   Thanks for elaborating on your situation and allergy triggers. I…

03/08/11

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Kathleen MacNaughton, Health Pro, commented on Sublingual Immunotherapy Q&A Thanks for your comments, Dr. Thompson. Always great to hear what's happening in actual…

03/06/11

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