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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Decrease sensitivity: Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens. These allergens are identified by a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Like vaccine: Allergen immunotherapy works like a vaccine. Your body responds to the injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Immunotherapy: Can be use for autoimmune conditions and hypogammaglonulinemia.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Tolerance: Immunotherapy is a treatment that involves exposure of the immune system to gradually increasing doses of an allergen to which the person is allergic. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Boosting immunity: to fight cancer, that's it in a nutshell, check the following link for more info, http://www.cancer.net/new-targeted-immunotherapy-promising-treatmen ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Varied side effects: Radioimmunotherapy such as zevalin or Bexxar (tositumomab) can have multiple side effects: infusion reactions such as fevers, rigors, blood pressure c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
5+ year olds: Five is the youngest recommended age to start immunotherapy in the United States for several reasons, including the difficulties younger children may ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Under supervision: Immunotherapy should be given under the supervision of a physician in a facility equipped with proper staff and equipment to identify and treat advers ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
How long: I have ssen it work fairly quickly weeks to months in younger individuals. Longer in some than others.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Discuss w/ allergist: If immunotherapy is successful, maintenance treatment is generally continued for three to five years. The decision to stop immunotherapy should be dis ... Read More

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