Allergy Immunotherapy in Kirkland
Are you looking for allergy immunotherapy in Kirkland? Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Allergy symptoms range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
Allergies Are Common
According to the leading experts in allergy, an allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our immune system protects us from invading organisms that can cause illness. If you have an allergy, your immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance as an invader. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system overreacts to the allergen by producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.
Understanding Immunotherapy in Kirkland
Immunotherapy commonly referred to as "allergy shots" teaches the immune system not to overreact to innocent items in the environment. It begins with testing to identify your allergens. Then using pharmaceutical extracts of the molds, mites, dander, or pollens you're allergic to, we make a series of sterile dilutions. We work our way up from tiny amounts of the weakest dilution to full concentrates. This technique has been proven over 85 years, and it desensitizes your immune system to permanently erase your allergies. And the shots don't hurt.
An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach, or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis (an-a-fi-LAK-sis) can occur.
A number of different allergens are responsible for allergic reactions. The most common include:
- Animal dander
If you or your child have allergy symptoms, our doctors can help with a diagnosis. Our doctors have advanced training and experience to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe an allergy treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.