Schertz, Live Oak, New Braunfels & Neighborhood Immunotherapy

What is Immunotherapy?

There are a variety of different uses and treatments using immunotherapy, but at Central Texas Allergy & Asthma, we focus primarily on two routes of immunotherapy that include Sublingual Immunotherapy and Immunotherapy Injections, which are commonly referred to as "allergy shots".

By giving you a minuscule amount of what you are allergic to, the therapy increases 'immunity' of tolerance to the allergen. This is done by infection-fighting antibodies that attack the allergen directly, resulting in fewer antibodies when the allergen is naturally triggered. This process reduces the severity of allergic symptoms and in some cases can eliminate the symptoms of an allergen altogether.

Immunotherapy can provide relief from the following conditions:

  • Environmental allergies: Tired of dealing with pollen sensitivity? Our treatments can help reduce your symptoms and help you breathe easier, regardless of the season!
  • Pet allergies: If you or your family is allergic to dogs, cats, or any other pet within your home, our Immunotherapy treatment options can help alleviate your symptoms!
  • Allergic reactions: If you are allergic to bees or wasps, our Immunotherapy treatments can prevent hives and other negative reactions caused by insect stings and bites.

Don't Wait to Feel You're Best

When medication fails to control allergy symptoms Dr. Gupta may recommend the use of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a long term solution to consistent allergens that consists of a series of shots or tongue droplets over the period of three to five years.

Central Texas Allergy and Asthma offers three different ways to get started with Immunotherapy:

  • Traditional: Traditional Immunotherapy is the most commonly practiced startup. Patients begin their injections at a rate of twice a week for about two months. Once this is done the injections then drop to once a week for the remainder of the treatment.
  • Cluster: Cluster Immunotherapy allows the patient to be given small groups of injections over the course of two to three weeks. The patient is then asked to come back once a week for the remainder of their treatment.
  • Rush: Rush Immunotherapy is a one-time rapid desensitization. In one visit the patient is given two months' worth of traditional therapy. After the initial appointment, the patient then comes in once a week for the remainder of treatment.

To see if immunotherapy is right for you, contact one of our locations:

  • New Braunfels office (830) 625-7612
  • Live Oak office (210) 654-0944

Why Choose Us?

  • 15 Years of Experience
  • Cutting Edge Diagnostics
  • Two Convenient Locations
  • Care for Patients of All Ages
  • Board Certified in Allergy-Immunology
  • National Training With a Neighborhood Feel
  • Advanced Immunotherapy Options to Fit Every Patient