Immunotherapy: Going beyond symptom relief
Treating symptoms can provide relief, but if you want to find long-term relief then a customized immunotherapy plan may be the best solution for you. To understand how this can reduce or eliminate underlying allergies, it is important to know how an allergic reaction works.
Your immune system protects you every moment of every day from any number of germs, bacteria, pollutants, and other foreign substances that can cause damage to your body. However, this protective system sometimes reacts to a harmless substance. The body’s response to this harmless substance is the swelling, itching, sneezing, and other reactions that we commonly refer to as an allergy attack. If your goal is to reduce or eliminate your underlying allergies, then we must reprogram the body to respond appropriately to harmless substances.
This process involves exposing yourself to tiny amounts of specific allergens over time. With each safe exposure, your body learns that the substance is harmless. As the doses increase over time, you will find that your allergy symptoms are reduced and it may be possible to eliminate some allergies.
To receive effective immunotherapy, you must have a plan that specifically targets your exact allergy issues. After detailed testing, you can choose from the two most common forms of therapy: allergy drops or allergy shots. Both types are effective and have provided safe allergy solutions for many years. You have the option to choose the specific treatment plan that works for your unique situation.