Efficacy of Immunotherapy

Efficacy of Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a known component in the management of allergic rhinitis. The effectiveness has been analyzed in a number of clinical trials. Based on these clinical trials, the efficacy of Allergen-specific immunotherapy, also known as SIT, has proven to be an efficacious treatment in allergic asthma and rhinitis. How it works SIT modifies the immune […]

Types of Allergies, What You Need to Know

Types of Allergies, What You Need to Know

According to Coombs and Gell classification there are four types of allergies: Type I: Acute allergic reaction (anaphylactic type) Type II: Cytotoxic type Type III: Immune complex reaction Type IV: Delayed reaction mediated by cells Type I – acute allergic reaction (anaphylactic type). This involves IgE-mediated degranulation of consequent release of mediators and mast cells. […]

9 Myths About Seasonal Allergies

9 Myths About Seasonal Allergies

Anybody who suffers from allergies can tell you how miserable it feels. From runny noses, to itchy eyes, allergies sometimes make you want to stay inside all day, and avoid the public. If you’re one of these people, then you’d probably do anything to ease your symptoms, and feel healthier. There are many tips and […]

Treating Allergies with Immunotherapy

Treating Allergies with Immunotherapy

Your immune system is responsible for keeping you safe and healthy. When you have allergies, it is because your body is sensitive to its environment. Immunotherapy is a safe and simple treatment that involves decreasing your body’s sensitivity to things around you that cause allergic reactions. To put it simply, it is the solution that can […]

Welcome to the Allerpointe Blog

Welcome to the Allerpointe Blog

This blog is for allergy patients, practitioners of various types and their office staff. Information on allergy treatments and care is a key focus of this blog, along with how those treatments can be provided by family care and primary physicians. The blog postings will also keep readers updated on allergy news and treatment updates. Over […]