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Desensitization allergy

Desensitization, allergy

stimulation of the immune system with gradually increasing doses of the substances to which a person is allergic, the aim being to modify or stop the allergy war (by reducing the strength of the ige and its effect on the mast cells). This form of treatment is very effective for allergies to pollen, mites, cats, and especially stinging insects (e.g., bees, hornets, yellowjackets, wasps, velvet ants, fire ants). Allergy immunotherapy usually takes 6 months to a year to become effective and shots (injections) are usually required for 3-5 years.

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I completely share Sabrina's opinion, allergy pill and shots usually only relieves symptoms, but do not cure anything. Some allergies can be cured by desensitization (sp?), the slow and carefulll inoculation of minute amounts of antigens to train ...

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by canalon
Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergies
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