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Therapeutic approaches

In this video Andreas J. Bircher explains how different therapies work. In order to deepen the knowledge an overview is added.

We distinguish three approaches to treat symptoms in immediate type allergies.

The first option is ‘elimination’ – meaning the avoidance of the allergen. The second option is the ‘pharmacotherapy’ – which refers to specific drugs that are supposed to block or inhibit a mechanism causing the allergic symptoms. The third option is ‘immunotherapy’ – which aims at modulating the immune reaction.

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