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How can a person be desensitized to an allergen?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Immunotherapy

The simple answer is allergy immunotherapy.
This is typically done for airborne allergens or bees and is the process by which giving the patient back increasing doses of the allergen(s) they will have less and less symptoms. Allergy vaccine therapy is not a cure but can induce long term modifications in the immune system so that the targeted allergens clinically cause less problems.

In brief: Immunotherapy

The simple answer is allergy immunotherapy.
This is typically done for airborne allergens or bees and is the process by which giving the patient back increasing doses of the allergen(s) they will have less and less symptoms. Allergy vaccine therapy is not a cure but can induce long term modifications in the immune system so that the targeted allergens clinically cause less problems.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy involves giving an allergic person, small doses of what they are allergic to.
The dose is slowly increased so that the individual becomes desensitized. Desensitization can be done by subcutaneous injections or by a newly developed program of sublingual drops.

In brief: Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy involves giving an allergic person, small doses of what they are allergic to.
The dose is slowly increased so that the individual becomes desensitized. Desensitization can be done by subcutaneous injections or by a newly developed program of sublingual drops.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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