Immunotherapy in asthma is a targeted treatment approach that aims to modify the immune system’s response to allergens, which play a role in triggering asthma symptoms. Here’s an overview:
Allergy Assessment: Allergy testing is conducted to identify specific allergens that trigger asthma symptoms in an individual.
Treatment Customization: Based on the identified allergens, a personalized immunotherapy treatment plan is created.
Desensitization Process: Immunotherapy involves the administration of gradually increasing doses of allergens, either through injections (subcutaneous immunotherapy) or under the tongue (sublingual immunotherapy).
Immune System Modulation: The purpose of immunotherapy is to train the immune system to become less reactive to the identified allergens, reducing the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms.
Long-Term Benefits: Immunotherapy can provide long-term benefits by improving asthma control, reducing the need for medication, and decreasing the risk of asthma exacerbations.
Potential Candidates: Immunotherapy is typically recommended for individuals with moderate to severe allergic asthma who have specific allergens identified through testing and whose symptoms are not well-controlled with standard medications.
Medical Supervision: Immunotherapy is administered under the supervision of healthcare professionals to monitor its effectiveness, adjust the treatment plan if necessary, and address any potential side effects.
Consult your doctor to determine if immunotherapy is suitable for your specific condition and to receive personalized guidance and treatment.