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Managing Allergies with Low Dose Immunotherapy

Did you know that more than a quarter of American adults have at least one allergy? From seasonal allergies to food sensitivities, the symptoms of allergic reactions can be bothersome, uncomfortable, and in severe cases, even life-threatening. While conventional treatments such as antihistamines and corticosteroids can offer relief, they may not address the root cause of the allergies. Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) emerges as a promising alternative for managing allergies by modulating the immune system’s responses and fostering tolerance. In this blog post, we will explore how LDI can provide much-needed relief for those affected by allergies.

Understanding Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system identifies harmless substances, known as allergens, as potential threats. In response to these perceived threats, the immune system releases chemicals such as histamine, triggering various allergic symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild sneezing and itching to severe respiratory distress or anaphylaxis.Common allergens include pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, certain foods (e.g., nuts, shellfish, dairy), insect stings, and medications. Allergies can develop at any age, and the severity of the symptoms can vary greatly among individuals.

The Limitations of Conventional Allergy Treatments

Traditional allergy treatments primarily focus on managing symptoms rather than addressing the underlying immune system dysfunction. Antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal corticosteroids can provide temporary relief, but they may not prevent future allergic reactions or offer a long-term solution. Moreover, some individuals experience side effects from conventional medications, while others find that their allergies become less responsive to treatment over time, necessitating stronger doses or alternative approaches.

What is Low Dose Immunotherapy?

Low Dose Immunotherapy offers a unique and innovative approach to managing allergies. The main principle behind LDI is to promote immune tolerance to specific allergens, thereby reducing the body’s hyperactivity to these substances. By introducing ultra-low doses of allergens in a safe and controlled manner, LDI aims to re-educate the immune system and restore its balance.

How LDI Works for Allergies

The LDI treatment process at Renew Integrative Health involves the following steps:


Following the completion of your medical history, diet log, current symptoms, and medical testing, your initial consultation with our practitioner will include a thorough evaluation of your logs, including family medical history and a physical examination. During this assessment the risks and benefits of LDI will be discussed and our practitioner will determine the appropriate therapy at this time. 


Based on the assessment, our practitioner will create a personalized LDI formulation for you. This formulation consists of highly diluted allergens, prepared in a manner that fosters immune tolerance without provoking an immune response.


The LDI formulation is typically administered as sublingual drops or injections. The doses are incrementally increased over time, starting from an ultra-low concentration, to allow the immune system to adapt and develop tolerance.


Regular follow-up visits allow us to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to the LDI dosing based on your response and symptom improvement.

The Advantages of LDI for Allergies

  • Targeted Treatment: LDI addresses the specific allergens triggering an individual’s allergic reactions, providing personalized care that targets the root cause of allergies.
  • Minimal Side Effects: LDI utilizes extremely low doses of allergens, significantly reducing the risk of adverse reactions or side effects compared to conventional treatments.
  • Long-lasting Relief: By promoting immune tolerance, LDI can lead to lasting improvements, potentially reducing the need for ongoing allergy medications.
  • Safe for All Ages: LDI is considered safe for both children and adults, making it a viable option for individuals of all ages struggling with allergies.
  • Potential to Treat Multiple Allergens: LDI can be customized to address multiple allergens simultaneously, streamlining treatment for those with various sensitivities.

‍If allergies are impacting your daily life, Low Dose Immunotherapy is a natural and effective alternative to conventional treatments that may help provide relief. By retraining the immune system and promoting tolerance to specific allergens, LDI addresses the root cause of allergies, potentially providing lasting relief and improving overall well-being.

Contact our practice in Newark, DE to schedule a consultation or check out our LDI services to learn more about this treatment. We look forward to helping you get back to an allergy-free life!

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