Can Immunotherapy Cure My Allergies?

Can Immunotherapy Cure My Allergies?

Are you tired of suffering from severe allergy symptoms? From watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion to hives or stomach cramps, persistent allergy symptoms can keep you from enjoying life.

Common allergy treatments, like medication and lifestyle adjustments, make a difference for many allergy sufferers. But if you’ve tried these options with only limited success, you might be hoping for something new.

Immunotherapy, or allergy shots, is a controlled allergy treatment that reduces your body’s immune response to improve allergy symptoms. Our team at Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center LLC offers the latest in immunotherapy for our patients.

Is immunotherapy the allergy cure you’ve been seeking? The answer depends on the type of allergies you have and the severity of your symptoms.

How allergy immunotherapy works

Allergy symptoms occur when your body’s immune system has a strong reaction to a specific substance or allergen. While the substance may be completely harmless, your immune system identifies it as a threat, and you experience an inflammatory response and allergy symptoms.

Allergy immunotherapy is a treatment that exposes your body to controlled amounts of the allergen. By repeatedly injecting very small amounts of the allergen over a long period of time, your immune system begins to recognize it — and the inflammatory response decreases. As a result, you experience allergy symptoms that are much less severe. 

Most people who choose immunotherapy notice reduced symptoms. For some, allergy symptoms can completely disappear.

Immunotherapy typically involves a series of allergy shots over several years. We often start by administering shots every four days for about a year. After the first year, you may get shots following a tapered regimen based upon your symptoms and the progress you are making.  This occurs over the next 3-5 years.

The allergens immunotherapy can treat

Allergy immunotherapy can be effective for many of the most common allergens. Treatment could be a good option for you if you have:

When to consider immunotherapy to treat allergies

With most environmental allergies, our team typically begins by recommending allergy testing  and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding your triggers. But if you have severe allergy symptoms that don’t improve with other treatments, allergy shots could be an option for you.

Talk to our allergy experts about your symptoms, triggers, and history of allergic reactions. We review your medical history, and we may order diagnostic allergy testing before recommending immunotherapy.

Allergy immunotherapy reduces allergy symptoms, and it could make your allergies go away completely. Book an appointment with Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center LLC to find out if this allergy treatment is right for you. Call us at 480-634-2985 or use our online booking tool today.

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