Immunotherapy is a treatment for allergies or asthma in which you receive increasingly larger doses of an allergen (substance to which you are allergic) with the goal of reducing your reactions to that particular substance. This treatment is also known as allergy shots, hyposensitization, or immunologic desensitization, and can be delivered orally (by mouth) or injected.
Who is a Candidate?
If you suffer from allergies, chronic sinusitis as a result of allergies, or asthma, speak with your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist to find out if immunotherapy is a treatment option for you.
What to Expect
You will receive increasingly larger doses of the allergen either orally or via injection. You will need to visit your ENT doctor’s office multiple times to undergo this treatment, and understand that results will be seen over time. Most people do find some relief of allergy and asthma symptoms as a result of undergoing immunotherapy.
Why Choose UHealth?
Ranked No. 28 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.
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