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How best to stop your child's seasonal allergies?
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Immunotherapy
It is difficult to avoid seasonal allergens, so we often use medications first.
These due a great job of reducing the effects of the inflammatory response to allergens, but allergy shots work best - they desensitize your child so there is no allergic inflammation in the first place. Further, it is only shots, not medications, that reduce the likelihood of your child developing asthma over time.

In brief: Immunotherapy
It is difficult to avoid seasonal allergens, so we often use medications first.
These due a great job of reducing the effects of the inflammatory response to allergens, but allergy shots work best - they desensitize your child so there is no allergic inflammation in the first place. Further, it is only shots, not medications, that reduce the likelihood of your child developing asthma over time.
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Dr. MARK LONG
Pediatrics
In brief: Longterm: ImmunoRx
Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing an individual’s sensitivity to substances called allergens.
It involves introducing increasing amounts of allergens to a patient over several months. The end result is usually elimination of the allergy symptoms usually for life and eliminating otc meds. Unlike otc meds that cover up the symptoms of allergies and have side effects.

In brief: Longterm: ImmunoRx
Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing an individual’s sensitivity to substances called allergens.
It involves introducing increasing amounts of allergens to a patient over several months. The end result is usually elimination of the allergy symptoms usually for life and eliminating otc meds. Unlike otc meds that cover up the symptoms of allergies and have side effects.
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