hyposensitization

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hyposensitization

[¦hī·pō‚sen·səd·ə′zā·shən]
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Our RN won't give allergy shots at camp; she wants those injections given at the local clinic.
The OIT technique is akin to the process by which allergy shots are used to desensitize patients with other allergies, such as bee venom.
Simple cases of allergic dermatitis can be successfully treated with an antihistamine, while complicated ones may require allergy shots or drugs that alter the immune system, such as cyclosporine, Dr.
She specializes in environmental allergies, allergy shots, sinusitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, eczema, hives, angioedema, asthma, and immunodeficiency.
Sometimes these drugs are used alone, sometimes in conjunction with allergy shots or other therapy (such as fatty acids or steroids).
Allergy treatments include pharmacotherapy with antihistamines, corticosteroids, and decongestants; avoidance of food or environmental allergens that trigger an allergic reaction; and allergy shots or sublingual allergy drops to desensitize the patient to inhalant allergens.
I went through a five-year course of allergy shots and take an antihistamine every day, but I can still have a reaction.
Check with an allergist to see if you can decrease your intake of antihistamines and explore whether allergy shots are right for you.
Allergy shots are designed to teach the individual's immune system to tolerate the allergen.
The approval of Ragwitek offers millions of adults living with ragweed pollen allergies in the United States an alternative to allergy shots to help manage their disease," said Dr.
However, allergy shots, which actually make allergy sufferers less allergic, still are the most effective medical treatment--and rush immunotherapy, which involves taking fewer shots over a shorter time period, gets allergy sufferers to an effective dose more rapidly.
Short ragweed pollen induced allergies are generally managed by avoiding the allergen, medications to relieve symptoms, or with allergy shots.