Immunotherapy

San Antonio Asthma & Allergy

Allergy and Asthma Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

If you’re looking for a long-term solution to addressing chronic and severe allergy symptoms, the team at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy offers customized immunotherapy plans. At their San Antonio, Texas, office, David Hrncir, MD, and the other board-certified allergy specialists provide in-office allergy testing and a variety of immunotherapy techniques to help you achieve long-term relief of allergy symptoms. Schedule an immunotherapy consultation today at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy by calling the office today or requesting an appointment through the convenient online booking tool.

Immunotherapy Q&A

What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a treatment option for allergies that focuses on changing your immune system’s response to allergens like pollen, dust, and insect bites.

The medical team at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy offers several types of immunotherapy in-office that involves exposing your body to increased doses of a confirmed allergen. The goal of immunotherapy is to help your immune system become less sensitive to the substance and ultimately eliminate your allergy symptoms.

What types of immunotherapy are available?

The allergy specialists at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy provide comprehensive, medically supervised immunotherapy that’s based on your specific allergy triggers. The types of immunotherapy available include:

Subcutaneous immunotherapy

Subcutaneous immunotherapy, or allergy shots, is a treatment that involves the injection of allergens under your skin to stimulate change in your immune system’s reaction to an allergen.

Rush immunotherapy

Rush immunotherapy is a process where you receive multiple allergy shots in increasing amounts over several hours or days. This method provides a more rapid time frame, often six weeks, for reaching a place where you only need occasional maintenance shots rather than the six months of more frequent shots it takes for you to reach the maintenance phase in traditional immunotherapy.

Rush immunotherapy can make allergy treatments more convenient for those who can’t commit to the time needed for traditional immunotherapy.

Cluster immunotherapy

Cluster immunotherapy is a treatment that is faster than traditional immunotherapy, but it's not as accelerated as rush immunotherapy. Cluster immunotherapy can help you achieve a maintenance phase within eight weeks.

Sublingual immunotherapy

Sublingual immunotherapy exposes your body to confirmed allergens without shots. Instead, you allow a tablet to dissolve under your tongue to boost your immune system’s resistance to allergens. Allergy drops are also available if you can’t tolerate injectable treatments. 

Which type of immunotherapy is right for me?

Your San Antonio Asthma & Allergy provider can determine which immunotherapy method is right for you based on your overall health and your allergen triggers. They also evaluate your availability to receive in-office injections.

After completing skin or blood testing to confirm which allergens trigger your symptoms, your San Antonio Asthma & Allergy provider discusses which options in immunology are a good fit for your treatment.

The San Antonio Asthma & Allergy staff performs in-office immunotherapy under close medical supervision and is well-equipped to address allergic reactions that may develop during your treatment.

To find out if you’re a candidate for immunotherapy, schedule a consultation at San Antonio Asthma & Allergy today by calling the office.