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Immunotherapy

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Follow the links below to find trusted information about immunotherapy.

Last reviewed: May 2018

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Allergen immunotherapy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergen immunotherapy changes the way the immune system reacts to allergens, by switching off allergy.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

SCIT Treatment Plan - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The ASCIA Sub-Cutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) Treatment Plan is available at www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/papers/scit-treatment-plan

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Immunology & allergy tests & treatments: 5 recommendations from Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA)

Recommendations from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy on infant feeding, anaphylaxis, allergy testing, immunotherapy & food allergy.

Read more on Choosing Wisely Australia website

Biological Therapy (Biotherapy) | myVMC

Biological therapy, or biotherapy, immunotherapy or biological response modifiers, are gaining increasing prominence as anti-cancer agents. They may be used either alone or in combination with traditional anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Tryptase - Lab Tests Online AU

When you have symptoms such as flushing, nausea, throat swelling or low blood pressure that may be due to a life-threatening allergic reaction; when your doctor suspects that you have mastocytosis or mast cell activation; when you are considering insect venom immunotherapy

Read more on Lab Tests Online website

Vaccination - myDr.com.au

Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures in the world. Find out how vaccination works and about childhood and adult immunisations.

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Other visits to the doctor | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

If you notice any of the symptoms that your child had when they were diagnosed with cancer, contact the doctor. But remember, many symptoms are not specific to cancer and do not necessarily mean that your child has cancer again.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Immunisation Programs

The NSW Immunisation Program provides the community of NSW with protection against vaccine preventable diseases through initiatives targeting infants, children, adolescents, healthcare workers and older people.

Read more on NSW Health website

Chickenpox and Shingles

Chickenpox is a common viral infection that can reappear later in life as shingles. Vaccination is recommended for all infants and non immune adults.

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Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a potentially fatal viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes in parts of South America and Africa. Immunisation is required for travellers to these parts of the world.

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