Pain Stop Clinics provides allergy testing and allergen immunotherapy.
Allergen immunotherapy is a type of treatment therapy that exposes people to various allergens to reduce the allergic reaction by sensitizing them to the substance. The idea is to reduce dependence on allergy medications, creating a lasting cure, or at least a reduction in symptoms. Immunotherapy can take a long time to change the body’s immune system to tolerate the allergens.
There are two types of allergen immunotherapies:
- Subcutaneous – injections given just under the skin
- Sublingual – tablets held under the tongue to dissolve
Some Allergies that Can be Treated with Allergen Immunotherapy:
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Perennial rhinitis
- Allergic asthma
- Eye allergies (conjunctivitis)
- Insect venom anaphylaxis
- Atopic dermatitis
Pain Stop Clinics provides allergy testing and allergen immunotherapy. The specialists at Pain Stop Clinics check the patient’s existing medical conditions, medications, and history of their allergic symptoms. They will perform a skin prick test placing a small amount of an antigen to determine what specifically is causing the patient’s allergic reactions. Once they have determined the specific antigens that cause the patient’s allergic symptoms, they will prepare a diluted solution for treatment. That treatment can then be done through subcutaneous immunotherapy or sublingual immunotherapy.
Subcutaneous immunotherapy is completed in phases. For the first six months to a year, the build up phase, the patient is started on a low dose gradually increased to the maintenance level dose, the amount of allergens present in the patients environment that causes their allergic symptoms. This phase can be rushed in patients able to tolerate a higher dose increase each week without a severe allergic reaction. Once the maintenance dose is reached injections are given every two to three weeks with.
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