How can you cure allergy?

Allergies can be treated with immunotherapy.

I focused on allergy to birch pollen, but most of my findings should be true for other pollen allergies as well. It seems that immunotherapy is a good way to treat pollen allergy. There are some studies that show that it's a very effective treatment [11] and other, that show that the benefit is small [7]. In both cases though the benefit is visible in comparison with placebo group. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is considered safer and giving less adverse effects than Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), but some studies [6] reported serious adverse effects even in group treated with SLIT. Patients didn't get anaphylaxis, but they had to get a shot of epinephrine. That happened to 9 patients in SLIT group (per 159 people in the group), and only to 3 patients in placebo group.

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1. Immonotherapy is an effective treatment for allergies Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

2. Sublingual immunotherapy may cure pollen allergy, but the study didn't prove it. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

3. Both sublingual (under the tongue) and subcutaneous (injection) immunotherapy is effective in treating pollen allergies. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

4. Subcutaneous immunotherapy might be more effective that Sublingual, but it wasn't proven in this study. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

5. Sublingual immunotherapy has smaller risk of occurence of side effects than subcutaneous immunotherapy. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

6. Sublingual Immunotherapy can trigger serious adverse effects Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

7. Sublingual immunotherapy treats grass pollen allergy, but the benefit is not significant Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

8. Treating birch pollen allergy with sublingual immunotherapy has no effect on food allergy related to the pollen allergy. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

9. Sublingual Immunotherapy provides a measurable improvement for patients with birch allergy Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

10. Immunotherapy is effective in treatment of symptoms of birch pollen allergy Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

11. Sublingual immunotherapy is effective in treating birch pollinosis Study Outcome from Scientific Paper