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Treatment for an allergen

Oct 8th 2013 at 11:49 PM

Avoiding an allergen is better than trying to treat an allergic reaction. Avoiding a substance may mean discontinuing the use of a particular drug given, the installation of air conditioners with filters, the ban on pets in the house or not consumption of certain types of food.

Sometimes an allergic individual to a substance related to a particular type of work may have to change activities.

Individuals with severe seasonal allergies may raise the possibility of moving to a region where there is no allergen.

Other measures involve the reduction of allergen exposure.
For example, a person allergic to house dust may remove the furniture that accumulate dust, carpets, curtains etc.., cover mattresses and pillows with plastic shields; remove dust and clean the house often with mop moistened, use air conditioners to reduce high humidity inside the house, which favors the development of dust mites, and install filters high air efficiency.

Since some allergens, especially aerogun’s cannot be avoided, physicians use methods for blocking the allergic response and prescribe media relieve symptoms.
Allergen immunotherapy
When an allergen cannot be avoided, allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots against) can provide an alternative solution.

In immunotherapy, minute amounts of allergen are injected under the skin (subcutaneously) in increasing doses until it reached a level of maintenance. This treatment stimulates the body to produce neutralizing or blocking antibodies can act to prevent an allergic reaction. Finally, the serum concentration of antibodies which react with the antigen, can also decrease.

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