Immunotherapy, also known as desensitisation or hypo-sensitisation, is a medical treatment for different types of allergies.
Immunotherapy involves exposing people to larger and larger amounts of a specific allergen in an attempt to change the immune system's response.
Oral immunotherapy can start from 4 months of age, as shown in LEAP and EAT studies.
Both children and adults can receive allergy shots, although it is not typically recommended for children under age five.
The actual name for the Dermal one is epicutaneous.
There are also some trials on intralymphatic injections, ultrasound guided.
It often leads to lasting relief of allergy symptoms, even after treatment is stopped.
This makes it a cost-effective, beneficial treatment approach for many people.
Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) is often credited with first recognising that food could be responsible for some individuals' adverse symptoms and even death.
Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (854-925 CE) was a Persian physician. He wrote several medical books and treaties. In "Resale Shammieh", he recognised the link between signs of a cold in spring at the time of rose blossoming.
He is also known as the father of paediatrics.