hyposensitization

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hyposensitization

[¦hī·pō‚sen·səd·ə′zā·shən]
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Johns Hopkins University researchers reviewed 142 randomized controlled studies on allergen-specific immunotherapy and summarized how well allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT) and allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT) work: (10) In adults:
Short ragweed pollen induced allergies are generally managed by avoiding the allergen, medications to relieve symptoms, or with allergy shots.
Foggs said that allergy shots can be customized to provide relief to multiple allergens, including tree, grass, weed, mold, house dust, dander, and mold, while offering the assurance of more than 100 years of experience in causing remission, not just symptom relief in allergy.
He has presented his preferred approach, sublingual immunotherapy, as an alternative to allergy shots at the AAOA.
While allergy shots and over-the-counter or prescription medications offer relief to some, these traditional approaches don't always work, aren't always medically advisable or may cause side effects as bothersome as the original symptoms.
Johnson says there's no evidence that this will desensitize people to allergens (in the way that allergy shots do), but he notes that a spoonful of honey is an excellent cough suppressant.
Virginia Beddow, Manhattan, Kansas, recommends consulting an allergist--Virginia's problem was linked to a mold allergy and improved with allergy shots.
Women with a genuine allergy to semen can use condoms, and there is also a treatment called desensitisation therapy, which involves administering allergy shots containing small doses your partner's semen.
Allergy shots: Allergy shots, which expose the body to small concentrations of a particular allergen, help regulate the immune system, keeping it from overreacting to that specific environmental factor (such as pollen).
And in the same group, patients with a history of receiving allergy shots or having a positive skin test reaction were more than three times as likely to have been diagnosed with major depression in the preceding 12 months.
I was taking several drugs, too, like Atenol, Estrace, Diovan, and allergy shots once a week.
One of my mom's best friends is now dying of kidney failure and the doctor told her it was most likely from lifelong allergy shots.