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Allergies are your immune system's overreaction to usually harmless substances, treating them as threats. When you encounter these triggers—like pollen, pet dander, or certain foods—your body mistakenly identifies them as harmful invaders, prompting a defensive response.

Your immune system releases chemicals like histamines, causing symptoms such as sneezing, itching, swelling, or even more severe reactions like difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis. These symptoms vary in intensity, from mild discomfort to life-threatening situations.

Immunotherapy, often recommended by allergists, aims to desensitize your immune system to specific allergens. This treatment involves controlled exposure to small amounts of the allergen, gradually increasing the dose to build tolerance. It can be administered through injections, sublingual drops, or tablets, reducing your body's hypersensitivity in time.

Visiting an allergist becomes crucial if you experience recurrent or severe allergic reactions affecting your daily life. It's essential if symptoms persist, interfering with work, sleep, or overall well-being. Also, if you suspect specific triggers causing allergic reactions, seeking professional advice can help identify and manage these allergies effectively.

Immunotherapy for Allergies: Desensitizing the Immune System for Long-Term Relief

Immunotherapy is pivotal in allergy treatment and works by retraining your immune system's response to allergens. It's a gradual process that builds tolerance and offers lasting relief from allergic reactions. You start with a small dose of the allergen, administered through injections or under-the-tongue tablets. These doses increase over time, exposing your immune system to controlled amounts of the allergen.

Your immune system, initially reactive to the allergen, gradually learns to accept it as harmless. Think of it as a learning curve for your body—it begins to distinguish between harmful threats and harmless allergens. This desensitization process aims to decrease your allergic response, reducing symptoms like sneezing, itching, or wheezing. Over several months, your body becomes more tolerant, minimizing the severity of your allergic reactions.

If pollen triggers your allergies, immunotherapy exposes your body to increasing amounts of pollen extracts. Eventually, your immune system becomes less reactive to these pollen particles, providing relief during peak allergy seasons. Immunotherapy demands commitment, but its results often endure long after treatment completion. It teaches your immune system a new response and offers a chance for long-term relief, reducing your dependence on medications and enhancing your quality of life.

What To Expect From Immunotherapy Sessions

Immunotherapy aims to bolster the body's natural defenses against diseases like cancer by using medications to stimulate the immune system. During sessions, you receive targeted drugs that either enhance immune responses or mark cancer cells for destruction.

Expect a personalized approach based on your health, with treatments administered through injections, pills, or IV infusions. Side effects vary but include fatigue, skin reactions, and flu-like symptoms. Regular monitoring and potential adjustments in treatment may occur based on individual responses.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. Are you considering immunotherapy for allergies? Discover lasting relief by scheduling a consultation with an allergist today.

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Fort Worth Location

Monday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Southlake Location

Monday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Fort Worth Location

Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 am 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 am 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Southlake Location

Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 am 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 am 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed