Allergy Immunotherapy in Jaipur
Allergy immunotherapy, called as allergy shots, is a long-term process of treatment for certain allergies to reduce the severity of symptoms of allergens.Call Now
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About Allergy Immunotherapy
Allergy immunotherapy, called as allergy shots, is a long-term process of treatment for certain allergies to reduce the severity of symptoms of allergens. These allergy shots provide long-term effectiveness towards allergens even after treatment cessation. They cure the underlying cause of the allergic reaction and eventually letting patient’s body tolerate the allergens that trigger the symptoms. Immunotherapy tends to bring change in the immune system of the patient and bear fewer symptoms or no symptoms. These all makes them a real money saving and efficient approach to masses. But this therapy is not short-term treatment; it would take a long-term commitment of years like 3-5 for it to work.
These shots are recommended for children above age 5 and adults. Children below age 5 may not cooperate with the program and find it hard in explaining the experiences of any adverse symptoms they face or feel. Talking about old age adults, their medical condition has to be taken into consideration such as cardiac disease, diabetes etc and discussed with the specialist.
Allergy Immunotherapy Symptoms
Here are Many side effects patients might experience from allergen immunotherapy:
- 1. Swelling or redness at the injection site that normally disappears after 24 hours
- 2. Itching
- 3. Watery eyes
- 4. Stuffy nose
- 5. Sneezing
- 6. Chest or throat tightness
Allergy Immunotherapy Treatment
An allergist must first use allergy testing to confirm your sensitivities. Once this is determined, an allergen extract is prepared in drop form or a tablet is prescribed. You will be directed to keep it under your tongue for one to two minutes and then swallow it. The process is repeated from between three days a week to as often as daily with recommendations that therapy is continued for three to five years to develop a lasting immunity. For grass and ragweed allergies, you typically take the tablet before and during the allergy season.
For dust mite allergy, you take the tablet year-round. The length of your treatment is based on which tablets you are taking, and input from your allergist. See an allergist to find expert care and relief for your allergies or asthma.