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What is the difference between immunotherapy and desensitization for treatment of allergies to various things?

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In brief: Pretty much the same

Traditionally it's "immunotherapy" if injectables are used, and "desensitization" for escalaed oral challenges, but the process is the same.

In brief: Pretty much the same

Traditionally it's "immunotherapy" if injectables are used, and "desensitization" for escalaed oral challenges, but the process is the same.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It's the same

Allergen specific immunotherapy is a way of desensitization patients to various environmental allergens.
In other words, it tries to induce your tolerance to different aero allergens that you are allergic to, thus improve your allergies symptoms.

In brief: It's the same

Allergen specific immunotherapy is a way of desensitization patients to various environmental allergens.
In other words, it tries to induce your tolerance to different aero allergens that you are allergic to, thus improve your allergies symptoms.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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