Understanding Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, also commonly referred to as biological therapy, improves the body’s natural defenses against medical conditions. It generally utilizes substances that help restore a proper immune function, especially when fighting off allergy symptoms, including symptoms of allergic rhinitis or more. At AOO in Denver & Lone Tree, we offer two types of immunotherapy which can be found below. Read more and contact our office today to begin your journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle!

Types of Immunotherapy

What Patients Are Saying

I had a severely obstructive scar tissue band removed from my right nasal cavity as well as a turbinate reduction. My surgery with Dr. Rasband was 1 month ago and I am LOVING the outcome! Just a few days after surgery, I was breathing 100% better. Dr. Rasband provided me with some cool pictures of the surgery. Recovery was quite easy, I was actually able to attend a work meeting the next day in office. I saw her a few times since then for post-op appointments. No re-adherence of the scar tissue band, and I am breathing 100% better. It’s amazing to have both sides of my nose open!

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How Immunotherapy Can Help with Allergies


Immunotherapy Basics


Frequently Asked Questions

What is immunotherapy used to treat?

Immunotherapy can include allergy shots, or sublingual allergy drops. Immunotherapy can be used to treat all environmental allergies.

Who is a good candidate for immunotherapy?

Patients who are moderate-to-severely allergic and who have significant symptoms despite medications are great candidate for immunotherapy.

What are the two types of immunotherapy?

The two mainstay types of immunotherapy are SCIT and SLIT. SCIT is subcutaneous immunotherapy and consists of transitional allergy shots, usually given in the arm, on a weekly basis. SLIT is sublingual immunotherapy, and consists of drops placed under the tongue three times daily.

Allison Rasband, M.D.
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Dr. Allison Rasband received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and is board-certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology. She performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems, with a special interest in pediatrics and the surgical treatment of nasal and sinus problems. She loves spending time with her husband, four kids, and yellow lab and enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

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