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How does immunotherapy help treat allergic asthma in children?

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Immunotherapy makes kids less sensitive to their allergy triggers. This treatment comes as a series of shots, or as tablets that go under your child’s tongue.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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