Vaccines vs allergies

A allergy It occurs when a person reacts to things that do not affect most people, so those people in particular need to apply some of the vaccines against them when they can not avoid exposing themselves to what causes it.

According to Dr. Carlos León, pediatrician with subspecialty in Clinical Immunology and Allergy , vaccines for allergies contain a small dose of allergen which is sensitive and that, over time, the amount is increased so that the body gets used and does not cause a reaction.

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Vaccines vs allergies

There are different types of allergies , the most common in our country are dust mites, rhinitis and contact dermatitis, as well as various food allergies, such as milk protein or soy; However, the member of the Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialists in Clinical Immunology and Allergy , there are no vaccines for all.

According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) , vaccines are effective for allergies to:

1. Grass and pollen (flowers and trees)
2. Dust mites and other insects (cockroaches)
3. Rust
4. Cats and dogs
5. Insect bites

"Vaccines against allergies They are not effective for allergies to foods and medicines, such as penicillin, so the best strategy is to avoid exposure, "explains Carlos León.

It should be noted that prior to the administration of a vaccine for allergies , an adequate diagnosis must be made and the allergen in specific that generates it.

In this sense, it is not necessary to apply a vaccine against allergies for each allergen, but a mixture of allergens for each person and is administered in a single vaccine. In this way, the vaccine covers all the specific needs of that person.


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