Month

April 2014

Rush Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)

Immunotherapy (allergy shots) involves injecting very small amounts of the substances causing allergic reactions and then building up to full immunizing doses. Rush immunotherapy is an accelerated form of immunotherapy that allows patients to see clinical improvements faster than...
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Introduction to Allergies

Sneezing is not always the symptom of a cold. Sometimes, it is an allergic reaction to something in the air. Health experts estimate that 35 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms that are allergic reactions to airborne allergens. Pollen allergy, commonly...
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What is an allergy?

An allergy is a specific reaction of the body’s immune system to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one substance. Types of allergens that cause allergic reactions include: Pollens...
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Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)

What is allergic rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis (also called “hay fever”) happens when you breathe in something you are allergic to, and the inside of your nose becomes inflammed or swollen. Allergic rhinitis affects 40 million people in the United States. What are the signs and...
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Immunotherapy

What is Immunotherapy? (Also known as allergy shots) Immunotherapy (allergy shots) is a treatment used to alleviate allergic symptoms of hay fever or asthma by administering injections of substances called allergens, such as pollens, mold spores, dust mites, animal dander, or...
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Dr. Chacko and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN. See the video here.