Treating allergies with this therapy is done by introducing very low doses of allergens mixed with the enzyme beta glucuronidase. It’s administered every two months over an extended period of time. The treatment calms the response of the immune system when introduced to an allergen. LDA triggers the immune system to turn off the allergic response or allergic reaction to the targeted allergens. This is called immune tolerance. Treatment leads to a much higher tolerance to specific allergens.
The effectiveness of this procedure and the number of allergies it treats makes Low Dose Allergen Immunotherapy one of the best ways to treat your allergies.
Treatment is administered only every two months for approximately the first 12 months. After that, the treatment interval may generally extend to three months or longer and in some patients it can be stopped altogether after a few years. Children (under 12) may often increase time between treatments earlier. They can also stop treatment sooner without return of symptoms. Children as young as 1 month of age have been treated safely.