Immunotherapy - Allergy Vaccination

What is immunotherapy and allergy vaccination?

Anti-allergic immunotherapy consists of administering small progressive doses of the same allergen to which an individual is sensitized with the aim of reducing the level of sensitization and suppressing the symptoms it causes. The allergenic material that is administered, duly modified to suppress side effects and increase its capacity to stimulate the immune system, is called anti-allergic vaccine.

Immunotherapy has been applied in medicine for more than 90 years and according to the World Health Organization, to date it is the only treatment that can favorably modify the natural course of some allergic diseases.