If you suffer from environmental allergies, everyday activities can expose you to irritating allergens that interfere with your happiness and overall quality of life. Fortunately, there’s a better way to live: with lymph node injections for environmental allergies, patients can improve their symptoms with a safe, cutting-edge treatment.
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic is dedicated to providing our patients with the environmental allergy treatments they need to lead happy, healthy lives. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment at one of our California, Washington, or Oregon offices, contact us today!
What are Lymph Node Injections?
Lymph node injections are one of the most recent and exciting developments in allergy treatments available today. During a lymph node injection session, the patient’s target allergen is delivered directly to the lymph nodes, exposing their body to a significant amount of the allergen in a controlled and safe manner. These injections gradually help the patient build up a tolerance to their unique allergen, eventually eliminating any immune response to the allergen altogether.
How do they Treat Environmental Allergies?
Environmental allergies are characterized by an immune response to a substance in the external environment. These can include:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Cigarette smoke
While affected individuals can take measures to avoid some of these allergens, many of them are uncontrollable parts of the natural environments where people work and live.
Sublingual and oral immunotherapy methods have been clinically proven to help alleviate environmental allergic reactions — however, these treatments can take years to work. Because patients with environmental allergies may spend years exposed to their allergens before these treatments take affect, many desire a faster, more efficient option. That’s where lymph node injections come in.
Lymph node injections deliver allergens directly to the lymph nodes and lymphoid organs. Because the lymphatic system is responsible for eliciting immune responses and subsequent allergic reactions, this direct method of delivery ensures that patients develop a tolerance to their allergen quickly and safely. With lymph node injections, patients can reduce their treatment time from a matter of years to a matter of weeks.
Am I a Candidate for Lymph Node Injections for Environmental Allergies?
Before receiving lymph node injections for environmental allergies, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our staff. During this appointment, one of our allergy specialists will administer an allergy test and discuss your symptoms. Using this information, they will help determine if lymph node injections are the best treatment method for your individual case.
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic provides the highest standard of comprehensive allergy and asthma-related care to patients of all ages. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact our California, Oregon, or Washington offices today!