Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disorder which is multi-system, affecting the lungs, sinuses, sweat glands and digestive tract. This illness affects over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of these people in Georgia.
For children and adults that suffer from allergies, ranging from seasonal allergies to food allergies, rush immunotherapy is an excellent and well proven option for reducing the effect of allergens. Rather than treat the allergy symptoms, immunotherapy treats the immune system, which is responsible for allergic reactions.
Allergy testing is done to determine the particular allergens causing reactions, and immunotherapy exposes individuals to increasing amounts of the diluted allergen over a period of time. The end result is that the patient is desensitized to the allergen, thus reducing or eliminating the allergic reaction.
Immunotherapy is safe and very effective. Rush immunotherapy has the added benefit of shortening the amount of time that the injections are spread over, allowing for less injections and faster results. While immunotherapy drops are being developed, at the current time only injections are approved by the FDA.
If you suspect allergies, the first step is to schedule an allergy consultation at Atlanta ENT. During this consultation, allergy testing will be done to pinpoint the specific allergens that are causing reactions. Once identified, a custom rush immunotherapy treatment plan can be scheduled.
Ramie Tritt, M.D., President, Atlanta ENT
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