Treating allergies and asthma falls into three basic categories. These are avoidance therapy, drug therapy, and immunotherapy.
Avoidance therapy, as the name indicates, involves determining what things act as triggers of an attack and avoiding them. By avoiding triggers, a patient avoids allergy or asthma attacks as well.
The second part of treatment is drug therapy. Asthmatic patients may take anti-inflammatory medications and bronchodilators, while allergy sufferers may use antihistamines to lessen the severity of their symptoms.
The third treatment option is immunotherapy in which small amounts of allergens are injected into the body in an effort to build up a tolerance to the offending substances. This method is also called allergy shots. This form of treatment is usually used for people sensitive to inhaled allergens like pollen, mold, and dust, but also works well for insect sting sensitivity. High-sensitivity food allergies are not treated with immunotherapy because of the chance of a severe allergic reaction.
The type of treatment you might receive will depend on individual circumstances. A healthcare provider will determine what course of treatment will be best for the person with allergies.
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