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What is systematic desensitization?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Local desensitization to airborne allergies has never been shown to be as effective as injection immunotherapy (allergy shots). Most allergists have not recommended oral or sublingual allergy drops due to the lack of impressive effectiveness.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immunotherapy

Allergic immunotherapy or desensitization is the process used by allergists to decrease allergic symptoms by stimulating the immune system to form blocking antibodies.
This is accomplished by giving injections of gradually increasing amounts of the allergic substance such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander or insect venom.

In brief: Immunotherapy

Allergic immunotherapy or desensitization is the process used by allergists to decrease allergic symptoms by stimulating the immune system to form blocking antibodies.
This is accomplished by giving injections of gradually increasing amounts of the allergic substance such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander or insect venom.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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