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How long does it take to see the benefits of immunotherapy?

How long does it take to see the benefits of immunotherapy?

Depends: It really depends on the patient, compliance is very important. If a patient is compliant with once- or twice-weekly shots, he or she should begin to see improvement after 6-9 months of therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Immunotherapy (Definition)

Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more


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How long does the immunotherapy take?

5 years: Most people see results in as little as 9-12 months, and nearly maximum results by three years, and a full course of therapy is 5 years. Symptoms often start to come back three to five years after stopping immunotherapy, so some patients prefer to continue the shots for much longer than 5 years. ...Read more

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Does immunotherapy truly take 3-5 years to have an effect?

Length of time: It might for maximum results but often you can start to expeeience benefits after just a few months. ...Read more

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What if immunotherapy fails to work for someone and they absolutely need to take the medication they're allergic to?

Be specific: Immunotherapy fails for what , please name the medication , is it for allergy? If so try sigulair once a day you cannot be allergic to all antihistamine , some times there is crossreaction to foods with pollen. Oil of oagano can help for allergies. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take cyclosporine for immunotherapy?

Is it a good idea to take cyclosporine for immunotherapy?

Cyclosporine: Cyclosporine is a immunosuppressant drug, not a immunotherapy. Immunosuppressant suppresses your immune system ; is used in organ transplant to suppress rejection. It is also used in some autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis. Immunotherapy means differently. Allergy immunotherapy uses allergens that you are allergic to in order to desensitize you from that allergen. ...Read more

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How long does targeted immunotherapy treatment typically last?

Immunotherapy: Allergen immunotherapy is typically continued for a length of 3-5 years at which time your physician will make a decision to continue IT or trial off of it based on how you have responded to therapy. ...Read more

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How do b-cell deficiencies people benefit from artificial passive immunotherapy?

How do b-cell deficiencies people benefit from artificial passive immunotherapy?

IVIG: Intravenous immunoglobulins (ivig) is passive therapy whereby an infusion provides the necessary immune proteins to fight infection if there is a b cell deficiency or a deficiency in b cell derived immune proteins. Ivig infusions contain immunoglobulins that provide temporary immunity. The infusions have to be repeated every 4 weeks or so. They can even be given subcutaneously in the home. ...Read more

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Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

No: Go back to your allergist for evaluation. Injections last for a certain period of time - not indefinitely . You want to treT the cause, not just the symptoms. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is immunotherapy?

What is immunotherapy?

Educate Immune Cell: Immunotherapy involves a retraining of the immune system. This may include therapeutic vaccines or immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with cancer. The goal is to train the body's immune system to behave more normally for example recognizing and attacking the cancer. This type of therapy has recently gained interest with the approval of immunotherapy agents for prostate cancer and melanoma. ...Read more

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