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How does desensitization therapy work for people with allergies?

How does desensitization therapy work for people with allergies?

Complex answer: Allergy vaccine therapy (ait) is a very complex immunologic treatment. Basically what ait does is stops one's body from seeing an allergen as an allergen. The result is less allergy antibody production and less symptoms. The immunology of this is very complex and fills textbooks. ...Read more

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How does desensitization therapy and allergy shots work on people with allergies?

How does desensitization therapy and allergy shots work on people with allergies?

Mechanism: It changes the regulating mechanism of the immune system to lower the specific types of ige antibodies and raising the igg4 antibodies. Allergy patient usually (90%) have too much ige antibodies which combine with the allergic protein and after bridging on a mast cell, a chemical reaction is produced resulting in your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

Desensitize skin: Prior to each laser treatment you can apply Emla, (lidocaine and prilocaine) a local skin anesthetic. You can get a prescription from your personal physician. Complete application instructions can be found o the box. Apply one hour before treatment on the area to be treated. ...Read more

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Can oral immunotherapy /desensitization treatment be used ito treat symptoms of food intolerance ? While no allergy is detected but symptoms appear

Can  oral immunotherapy /desensitization treatment be used  ito treat symptoms of food intolerance ? While no allergy is detected but symptoms appear

What to?: Your question is somewhat confusing. If you have no allergy what are you going to have immunotherapy or desentization to? If you have symptoms keep a diet diary to see if you can determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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I am taking 1,300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since i cannot discontinue my treatm

I am taking 1,300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since i cannot discontinue my treatm

Find a better Dr: Are you ALLERGIC to aspirin? Sensitive people get asthma, coughing, or hives from it. Gastritis due to prostaglandin inhibition is a function of dose. Taking 4 adult size aspirin daily will cause stomach symptoms in many people. Taking a large dose makes no sense. If you are allergic to it, avoid it. Why diphenhydramine? It is used mostly as a sleeping pill.There are better antihistamines. Do you ...Read more

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What is systematic desensitization?

What is systematic desensitization?

Decrease sensitivity: Desensitization is a method to decrease a negative reaction in the body, often used to decrease allergies. Allergy shots expose patients to the proteins that cause their symptoms in a gradual way until the body becomes accustomed to that exposure. Systemic desensitization is body-wide (like shots); occasionally local desensitization works well (like intranasal desensitization with allergies). ...Read more

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What is cell therapy?

What is cell therapy?

Let me explain: Cell therapy describes the process of introducing new cells into a tissue in order to treat a disease. Cell therapies often focus on the treatment of hereditary diseases, with or without the addition of gene therapy. Cell therapy is a sub-type of regenerative medicine. ...Read more

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