Immunotherapy-What Is It?
Immunotherapy, commonly referred to as “allergy shots” is a program designed to desensitize you to those substances to which you are allergic. Sterile extracts have been prepared from allergy-producing substances such as pollens, mold spores, house dust, and animal danders. These biological substances are injected in increasingly stronger doses on a regular schedule (usually once weekly) until your maximum dose has been achieved.
Your allergy tests results are used to create the mixture of substances to which you are allergic. This formula is custom made according to the things to which you are allergic, and the level of sensitivity you have to each one of these substances.
Immunotherapy is often used in addition to environmental controls and allergy medications to eliminate your allergy symptoms. It is most effective for those allergies caused by substances you inhale such as pollens, mold spores, house dust, and animal danders.