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sublingual immunotherapy

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Currently only 2 sublingual preparations that are approved by FDA for allergen immunotherapy (grass and ragweed). If you have limited sensitivities tw ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Overall shots better: When comparing sublingual vs subcutaneous immunotherapy, the latter turns out to be more effective overall. The fact that sublingual IT often causes o ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience 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
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Many ways: The best characterized mechanisms are induction of specific t suppressor cells to down regulate the immune response to allergens, and the generation o ... Read More
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Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer immunotherapy: Immunotherapy for cancer involves using therapeutic vaccines or other agents that stimulate the immune response. These are generally thought to work t ... Read More
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A 41-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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Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer: Recently several drugs have been approved in the immunotherapy of cancer. These drugs are designed to stimulate the body's immune system to recognize ... Read More
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Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
The beauty of...: immunotherapy is that you can structurally design a molecule to specifically target the "enemy" component of a disease, in order to redirect & har ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience 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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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
There are risks: Immunotherapy has risks. Don't see a doctor who recommends & assures you that it's risk-free. You're injected with the stuff that makes you sick. Over ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
People w/ allergies: Immunotherapy is only recommended for allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and stinging insect allergy. Immunotherapy for food aller ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergy modulation: Immunotherapy commonly refer to 'allergy shots' for the treament of allergies (as opposed to allergy symptoms) immunotherapy has the potential to indu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy Shots: Patients are candidates for immunotherapy when symptoms fail to improve on daily medications/avoidance measures. Allergy shots help decrease allergy s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy shots: Immunotherapy usually refers to allergy shots but could also be used to describe sublingual drops which is not approved by the fda at the present time ... Read More

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