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Is there an upper limit for immunotherapy?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes & No

We can only inject extracts containing allergens at the highest concentrations available.
In terms of volume it is difficult to inject more than 0.6 ml from one syringe. To give more extracts patient return at shorter intervals: twice or 3x/week or even daily. Rush immunotherapy involves giving several injections of the same extract in one day. Better results are often achieved by these methods.

In brief: Yes & No

We can only inject extracts containing allergens at the highest concentrations available.
In terms of volume it is difficult to inject more than 0.6 ml from one syringe. To give more extracts patient return at shorter intervals: twice or 3x/week or even daily. Rush immunotherapy involves giving several injections of the same extract in one day. Better results are often achieved by these methods.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
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