Wednesday, July 10, 2019 03:00 AM

SHOULD YOU TRY ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're constantly sneezing[1] and sniffling even though you take allergy[2] medication to relieve symptoms, you may want to consider immunotherapy.

This treatment is aimed at desensitizing you to your allergy[3] triggers, providing long-term relief from allergies[4] and reducing the risk for asthma[5].

Recent advances have made this option more appealing. Allergy shots[6] used to be the only immunotherapy treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but in recent years, sublingual immunotherapies have proven effective. This approach involves putting tablets under your tongue for a minute or two and then swallowing them as they dissolve. Depending on the patient, the tablets may be taken three times a week or as often as daily.

News source: MedicineNet

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