Texas Allergy

CLINIC FOR ALLERGY ASTHMA SINUS
AND IMMUNOLOGY DISEASES



Phone: (281)-886-7440
Email: info@texasallergygroup.com

 

Board Certified Adult and Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist

 

Your Health And Wellnes Is Our Priority.

The providers at Texas Allergy Group are well versed in recognizing and management of Allergic Inflammatory Diseases that encompass several organ systems. Control of organ inflammation and its complication is our goal.

 

Drug Desensitization

In some patients who have drug allergy, it is possible that such medications can be used if there is an absolute need for it. In these situations, patients have to go through a drug desensitization process. Drug desensitization is a process of inducing temporary unresponsiveness to the allergic drug. It is done by introducing small amounts of the allergic drug with increasing dose over a fixed time interval until a full therapeutic dose is obtained. This process is used to prevent patients from developing anaphylaxis for the drug in question. It is only a temporary measure and does not induce tolerance for life. The process carries a high risk of severe anaphylaxis so it is done in a hospital ICU unit where close supervision is needed. Common medications that are needed for desensitization are aspirin, antibiotics, biologic drugs e.g. Enbrel®, Humira®, Remicade®, Rituxan®... that are used in several rheumatologic diseases.

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