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Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Definition: Immunotherapy indicates the use of immunological mechanisms for treatment. Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) do not include antitoxins. Antitoxins are antibodies against toxins and are used whaen toxins are suspected, for example posionous snake bites. This treatment can be called immunotherapy. ...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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Does a antitoxin serum for botchalisum have side effects

Does a antitoxin serum  for botchalisum have side effects

Of course.: If you are talking about "botox", it does have side effects and benefits. It all depends on the dosage and the indications. Botox has certain medical indications, injected by experienced doctors for specific treatments to improve specific conditions, as the same we can say for any medication. Different patients respond differently to the same medication. ...Read more

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Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suboxone : Should be very gradually tapered in order to minimize the withdrawal effects. You need to call your suboxone prescriber to have your suboxone discontinuation closely monitored. In between, there are no easy ways known to decrease the withdrawal symptoms. Chamomile tea, bananas & green veggies r good ingredients for ur body, so u may eat those as u like. Good luck & bravo 4 getting out of suboxone. ...Read more

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Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

See below: Edwin klebs (1834-1913), a swiss-german pathologist, identified and described the bacterium that causes diphtheria in 1883. (just to point out the devastation that diphtheria caused, in 1883, the diphtheria death rate was 125 per 100, 000 people in new york city.) a year later, german bacteriologist friedrich loeffler (1852-1915) http://www.Historyofvaccines.Org/content/blog/early-uses-diphtheria-antitoxin-united-states. ...Read more

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Why is toxin already bound to the neural tissue becomes unaffected to antitoxin?

Why is toxin already bound to the neural tissue becomes unaffected to antitoxin?

Damage already done: This is like asking whether an anti-missile missile would prevent damage to the target after the incoming missile has already hit it. ...Read more

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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce adequate immune response. ...Read more

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Cyclosporine for immunotherapy and other uses. Safe?

Cyclosporine for immunotherapy and other uses. Safe?

Relatively, yes: All drugs have potential side effects, some worse than others. Cyclosporine works well for its uses, but patients must be willing to work with doc closely to prevent untoward events, e.g. Reporting any side effects, reporting fever or infection immediately no matter how seemingly slight. Co-operate with doc when monitoring lab work is asked for; it's for your protection & well-being. ...Read more

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What are some factors I should consider before receiving immunotherapy?

What are some factors I should consider before receiving immunotherapy?

Symptoms: If you have been tried on all available medical treatments and are still suffering from allergy symptoms it is time to consider starting allergy immunotherapy. Particularly when allergies impact asthma. ...Read more

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Will I have to undergo immunotherapy for allergies shots?

Will I have to undergo immunotherapy for allergies shots?

Discuss w/ your doc: It is a rather complex issue to decide if you need immunotherapy, and it is impossible to discuss with you here. We have to base on different considerations. What type of allergic diseases you are suffering from? How bad is your symptoms? Do you have allergies based on testing? Successful rate... You need to discuss it with your local allergist specialist. ...Read more

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Should I have immunotherapy if my IG levels are low? How do I decrease my eosinophil levels? I have environmental allegories and is very allergic.

Should I have immunotherapy if my IG levels are low? How do I decrease my eosinophil levels? I have environmental allegories and is very allergic.

What type of Ig?: is it the IgE or the IgG? if it is the general IgE, then immunotherapy can be admistered if the specific IgE to a certain allergen is high, confirmed by skin testing, history and physical exam, as regards the high eosinophils, that can be due to allergies, if you haven't been evaluated by an allergist/immunologist already, please do so, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...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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What happens in immunotherapy?

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. During this gradual increase in dose the immune system becomes tolerant or resistant to the exposure reducing the symptoms that a person has on exposure to those allergens in nature. ...Read more

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What is targeted immunotherapy?

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-treatment-several-advanced-cancers ...Read more

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What is venom immunotherapy?

Bee or Wasp allergy: Venom includes bees wasps hornets and fire ants. Immunotherapy is a series of desensitization injections. Most often starting weekly and progressing to every 6 weeks in most cases. There are rush immunotherapy programs in place as well. Traditional immunotherapy continues for 5 years in most cases. ...Read more

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How does venom-immunotherapy work?

How does venom-immunotherapy work?

Venom Immunotherapy: If you have a history of anaphylaxis and confirmed venom allergy by skin testing, venom immunotherapy (VIT) can significantly reduce your risk of having a repeat systemic reaction in the future. With VIT risk of systemic reaction goes down to ~10% (general pop 3%). VIT alters your immune response. While not a cure, VIT significantly reduces your risk. Still need to carry EpiPen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What is Antigen-specific immunotherapy?

What is Antigen-specific immunotherapy?

Specific allergens: If you are referring to allergy treatment, then this simply means that you are given extracts containing the specific allergens you are sensitized to. On the other hand, allergic people are usually less likely to have autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis which you appear to suffer. Thus you will need to tell us what disease condition this treatment is intended for. ...Read more

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Is there an upper limit for immunotherapy?

No: There is no upper age limit for receiving immunotherapy. In considering immunotherapy in older persons, consideration must be given to the other medical conditions (such as cardiac disease) that are more frequent in older individuals, which could potentially make immunotherapy more risky. ...Read more

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How are chemotherapy and immunotherapy different?

How are chemotherapy and immunotherapy different?

See below: Chemotherapy involves drugs that are cytotoxic i.E destroy rapidly dividing cells (cancer cells); they are non-specific and not targeting any particular cancer biomarker. Immunotherapies on the other hand are of 2 types- 1] antibodies targeting certain biomarkers in cancer cells 2] treatments to boost patients immune response against the tumor. ...Read more

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