The Purpose of Lymph Node Injections
Environmental allergies have the potential to be completely debilitating. This type of allergy often causes pain and itching in the throat, head and nose. The allergies can be severe enough to interfere with you ability to complete your daily routine and simple tasks. Avoiding these allergies is often impossible because they are based on where you work and live. Lymph node injections were developed to prevent you from suffering severe allergies every single day. The injections are given in a series to help treat your environmental allergies.
Despite that lymph node injections have not been available for a long period of time, they have become an extremely successful way to both eliminate and treat environmental allergies. There are several similarities to standard allergy shot treatments. The difference is you will see results much faster because the injections are placed directly into your lymph nodes. Lymph node injections have proved effective in the treatment of allergies to mold, pollen, cigarette smoke, dust mites, and more.
The best way to find out if lymph node injections may be effective for your specific situation is to schedule a personal consultation. In most cases, you will be given thorough allergy testing and be asked for a complete description of all your symptoms. This is how the determination is made as to whether or not the injections will be beneficial for you. If it is determined you should respond well to the treatment, your first session will be scheduled.
The Specifics of Lymph Node Injection Treatment
During your treatment, a very small amount of your allergen is injected into your lymph nodes. Your lymphatic system is used by your body to help get rid of unwanted waste and toxins. This means when the injection is made directly into your lymph nodes, a much shorter period of time is necessary for you to start building up a tolerance. You may require additional lymph node injections in the near future. Each injection will contain a slightly higher dosage to help you build your tolerance gradually. Although it is not possible to predict your exact response to the injections, most people notice a substantial reduction in their allergy symptoms within a few weeks.
This is considered a rapid treatment program for environmental allergies. In most cases, the results are achieved in a much shorter period of time than with traditional allergy injections. When your lymph node treatments are successful, the need to worry about environmental allergens will be eliminated. Some patients have achieved their desired results in only a few weeks’ time.
Contact Us for Further Information
If you are suffering from environmental allergies and believe lymph node injections may be the solution, we invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Columbia Asthma & Allergy Center. At our convenient locations in Washington (Vancouver, Longview, Salmon Creek, Bellevue), Oregon (Clackamas, Gresham), and California (Oakland, Sunnyvale, San Leandro, Fremont, Redwood, San Mateo), our devoted professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!