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Allergy Immunotherapy

Conventional over the counter allergy treatments can be expensive and only provide temporary relief of symptoms. Immunotherapy, also known as desensitization, is scientifically proven to treat the root cause of chronic allergies, and provides lasting relief from symptoms. Immunotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option for allergy sufferers of all ages.

Immunotherapy is a customised & targeted treatment approach. Products are custom made to treat your specific allergy. With our state of the art custom compounded serums, the patient’s immune system becomes desensitized to symptom producing allergens that once kept them dependent on expensive pills or worse, indoors and pet free.

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SCIT & SLIT

There are two methods of immunotherapy currently used to treat chronic allergies, subcutaneous immunotherapy treatment (SCIT) or sublingual immunotherapy treatment (SLIT). The method of treatment most appropriate for a patient is determined by the diagnosing healthcare professional.

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Treatment (SCIT) is the traditional method of allergy immunology. SCIT has a clinical history of over 100 years. Sublingual Immunotherapy Treatment (SLIT) is the more modern form of immunology treatment, and has become increasingly popular in the past 20 years. Both treatment options utilise the same biological principles to provide effective treatment of allergy symptoms.

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Skin Test Supplies

The first step in managing allergies is determining what someone is allergic to. What environmental factor is causing the hay fever or other symptoms? Is it an animal such as dog or cat, or maybe a specific tree or grass pollen? IgE Allergy Skin Prick Testing is the most common method of allergy test and considered the gold standard of diagnosis. A very small amount of certain allergens is put into the patient’s skin by making a small indentation or “prick” on the surface of the skin.

If the allergy is positive, a little swelling that looks like a mosquito bite will occur where the allergen was introduced. Results are easy to read and interpret and make specific allergy diagnosis a simple procedure.

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Allergy Information

Allergy symptoms occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in house dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, moulds, foods and some medicines.

The most common allergy symptoms can simply make you uncomfortable. For example, you may have watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, a rash or hives. Other more serious symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis caused by insect stings, food, or drug allergies.

-The World Allergy Organization

-Australian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA)

-Find an Allergist Near You

-Johns Hopkins Medicine: Video on SLIT

-Introduction to Allergy Immunology: Video

-Allergy Resource Glossary

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