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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

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Rotavirus infections are the most common causes of infectious diarrhoea (gastroenteritis) in young children worldwide.In Australia the number of young children getting rotavirus infections is now less than several years ago because the immunisation of babies is very effective. Immunisation (given by mouth)is available free to babies up to 6 months old. It is given with other vaccinesat 6 weeks, 4 and 6 months.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Kids' Health - Topics - Immunisation - keeping safe from diseases

Immunisation (say im-you-ny-zay-shun) means putting a special type of substance (a vaccine) into your body so that your body can learn how to fight an infection. That way, you will be protected (or immune) from getting sick if someone around you has the germs for that infection. There are immunisations for many different infections, including some rather nasty ones. Immunisation is an easy and very safe way of protecting you. Immunisations are usually given as an injection (by a needle in your arm or leg) or sometimes as a medicine that you drink.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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