Immunotherapy represents a preventive treatment option for allergic reactions to specific allergens.
Immunotherapy treatment involves exposing the body to the allergen to which the patient is allergic and, in a controlled manner, increasing the dosage. These incremental increases are what make immunotherapy for allergies effective, as the body has enough time to adapt and become less sensitive to the allergen over time.
Still, before starting immunotherapy treatment, proper allergy testing is required to determine which are the exact substances that trigger the allergy symptoms. Allergy specialists at the Miami Allergy & Immunology Center use a wide variety of tests that enable them to identify the specific substances that are causing the problem.