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How does oral immunotherapy work?

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Oral immunotherapy gets your body used to an allergen so it doesn't cause a reaction. Right now, hay fever is the only allergic reaction treated with oral immunotherapy tablets.

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Allergy Treatment," "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 14, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Allergy Treatment," "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 14, 2020

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