Desensitisation times

Desensitisation times for children aged under 16
Allergy and Skin Hospital, Children's Unit, Meilahdentie 2

Monday and Thursday, 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 14.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m.
Tuedsay and Wednesday, 14.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m.

No desensitisation in 3.-5.9.2013.
No desensitisation in 19.9.2013 in the afternoon.
Desensitisation times for adults aged over 16

Allergy and Skin Hospital, Allergy Outpatient Clinic, Meilahdentie 2, 3rd floor
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Remember to bring first aid medication with you when you come in for the injection.

Antihistamine premedication must be taken on the same morning the injection is given or at least an hour before the injection.

Please check the validity of your first aid medication. We cannot give the injection if the medication is not valid.

Desensitisation can be used for IgE-mediated allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, asthma, wasp and bee sting allergy and food allergy. It aims to increase the body’s tolerance to allergens, thus reducing allergic symptoms. The most common condition that desensitisation is used for is pollen allergy (birch or grass pollen allergy). Depending on the allergen, desensitisation is implemented as subcutaneous injections or with sublingual tablets. In most cases, the desensitisation takes three years. With regard to the desensitisation of food, milk desensitisation implemented with milk is the most commonly studied.