Immunotherapy: An Allergist’s perspective

You walk into a room, and suddenly your eyes begin to water. Your nose starts to run. You can’t stop sneezing. You’ve been hit with an allergy attack. You wish it wasn’t so, but you’re one of many wrestling with allergies. Now, imagine this – a world where allergies are a thing of the past, an oddity, a curiosity. Welcome to the world of immunotherapy. This is not a realm of vasculitis amarillo or yellow inflammation of blood vessels, but a place where allergy symptoms are addressed right at their root cause.

What’s Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a treatment where we train your immune system to stop reacting to allergens. The allergens are not the enemy. It’s your immune system’s response. We change that response.

Is It a Medicine, a Surgery, What?

No, it’s not a pill or a surgery. It’s a series of shots. Think of it like a vaccine, but instead of preventing disease, it prevents allergic reactions. Gradually, your body stops seeing allergens as threats.

Does It Hurt?

At first, there might be some discomfort. It’s like a pinch—a tiny pinch. But as your body adjusts, the discomfort lessens. Eventually, you won’t feel a thing.

Is It Safe?

Yes, it’s as safe as any medical treatment can be. The allergens are diluted. The doses are tiny. The risk is minimal. Remember – we’re not introducing anything new to your body. We’re just changing the way your body reacts.

Does It Work?

For many people, yes. Some see a reduction in symptoms within weeks. Others need a few months. But most do see a significant change. The sneezing lessens. The eyes stop watering. The nose stops running.

How Long Does It Last?

Good news – in most cases, the effects are long-term. Some people need a booster shot now and then. But for most, the relief lasts for years, even decades.

The Future of Allergy Treatment

Immunotherapy is the future. It’s not just about managing symptoms. It’s about addressing the root cause. No more band-aid solutions. We’re talking real, lasting relief.


If you’re tired of the sneezing, the itching, and the runny nose, consider immunotherapy. It’s a game-changer. It could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Welcome to the future of allergy treatment.