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What is immunotherapy for asthma?

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Some people with mild to moderate allergic asthma choose to get allergy shots. This is called immunotherapy.

Allergy shots contain small amounts of what you're allergic to. When you get the shots over time, your body gets used to having those substances around, and it reacts less to them. Not only can allergy shots improve your asthma symptoms, sometimes they can prevent a flare.

Also, the FDA has approved three under-the-tongue tablets that can be taken at home. People with severe, unstable, or uncontrolled asthma should not take them.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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