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What Is Allergy Desensitization?
Allergy desensitization is a treatment that trains your immune system to tolerate seasonal, environmental and food allergens. Allergic reactions occur when your body incorrectly believes allergens like pollen, dust mites, pet dander and various foods pose a threat. Chemicals are released to protect against the perceived threat, and this triggers a person’s allergy symptoms.
Allergy desensitization aims to stop this process by helping the body build a tolerance over a period of months.
How does it work?
Desensitization can treat food or envirmonmental allergies (like pollen or pet dander). The Immunotherapy process requires patients to consume increasing doses of the target allergen while simulaneously taking whole food supplements to boost immunity. Subsequently, patients eat ever increasing set amounts of the allergen until a maintenance dose is reached.
With the oral immunotherapy treatment process completed, individuals should maintain consumption of periodic doses of the particular food to ensure desensitization is ongoing. Typically, successful immunotherpay patients will have significantly reduced the chance of allergic reactions.
How do I know if I am a good candidate?
A consultation will allow Dr. Kristy to assess whether you are a good candidate for desensitization. Initially, we will perform a muscle test and allergy questionaire to determine level of allergic reaction and allergy triggers. Factors such as the severity of reaction, reliance on medication and quality of life can determine if allergy desentitization will be beneficial.