How Does Immunotherapy Work?
Immunotherapy works similarly to a vaccine. The body responds to the injected allergen and develops immunity or tolerance to it with its gradually increased doses.
The Benefits of Immunotherapy
When it comes to immunotherapy, patients with various allergies can enjoy numerous benefits. Patients who do not tolerate oral medications well might do better with allergy shots or drops. Allergy shots can be taken weekly and then eventually monthly. The cost of allergy shots is less expensive than oral medications in the long run, as they will not always need to be taken. With immunotherapy allergy shots, patients can expect the following benefits:
- Decreased dependence on oral allergy medication
- Decreased long-term costs
- Long-term allergy relief
- The causes of your allergies being treated, not just their symptoms
- Multiple allergies can be treated at once