How Allergy Vials are Made for Allergy Shots

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

If a person has bad allergies, it can cause
symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. Allergy medications can be used to help with these symptoms, but such medications do not cure allergies. However, A person with bad allergies can undergo allergy shots which has the potential to cure allergies over time unlike medications. Ultimately, allergy symptom relief can be
achieved with allergy shots without the need for medications. How are allergy vials made in the first place? Based on the unique allergy test results for
a patient, serum is made according to the severity score for each item. Starting with highly concentrated vials, more dilute solutions are made in a gradual fashion for each allergic substance also known as
allergens with the last vial #6 being the most dilute. Collectively, these series of dilution vials
are known as an allergy board and is the foundation from which all allergy serums are made. For this particular patient, he had moderately severe allergies to cat, and as such, a moderately dilute solution of cat, vial #4, is placed
into the patient’s allergy vial. Next, grass allergies are mild, so a more
concentrated solution of grass from vial #2 is placed into the patient’s allergy vial. For trees, however, given the high severity
score, a highly dilute solution of trees from vial #6 is placed into the vial. For dust which came back moderate and mold
which was only mildly allergic, less dilute solutions from vial #3 and #2 are placed into
the allergy vial. This final vial containing the concoction
of allergens is what is used for allergy shots. On a weekly basis, more and more of this serum
is injected into the patient’s arm. Once the maximum amount has been injected, a new allergy vial is made that is slightly more concentrated. In making this new vial, the next more concentrated
solution of allergens is used to make the vial. Given the initial red vial representing cat
used the 4th diluted red vial, this time, solution is obtained from the next more concentrated
3rd vial. Same goes for the rest where the 1st green
vial is used instead of the initial 2nd vial 5th blue vial instead of the initial 6th vial 2nd purple vial instead of the initial 3rd
vial and finally the 1st grey vial is used instead
of the initial 2nd vial. This new more concentrated allergy vial is
than used to inject into a patient’s arm. Once the maximum amount has been injected,
a new vial is made from even more concentrated solution of allergens. This cycle is repeated over and over again
until only solutions from the most concentrated vials are used to make the vial. From this final vial, the maximum amount is
injected on a weekly basis for years. Slowly over time, the body’s immune system
becomes desensitized to the injected allergic substances with symptom resolution. At this point, no more medications are hopefully
required! The successful conclusion for allergy shots
is when an allergic patient no longer has allergies, no longer needs to take any medications,
and allergy testing comes back normal!

One thought on “How Allergy Vials are Made for Allergy Shots

  1. I came here to learn how the actual solutions are made themselves in the vials. If someone is allergic to dust mites, are there people growing dust mites in dust mite farms, then collecting their digestive excrement? If so, how?

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