What are Biologics?

Biologics are a class of advanced medications derived from living organisms, such as cells, proteins, or antibodies, and are used to treat various conditions. Unlike traditional chemical-based drugs, biologics are highly targeted and work by interfering with specific molecules or pathways involved in disease processes. These medications have revolutionized the treatment of conditions like asthma, eczema, atopic dermatitis, chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, and eosinophilic esophagitis. 

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How Do They Work?

These medications are typically administered through injections or infusions and are designed to modulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, or target specific disease-related proteins. Their precision and effectiveness have made them a valuable addition to the medical arsenal for managing complex and often challenging-to-treat conditions.

Biologics are typically reserved for patients with severe, uncontrolled forms of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and/or nasal polyps characterized by frequent exacerbations and significant limitations in daily life.

Am I a Candidate for Biologics?

At Laguna Allergy, candidates for biologics typically include individuals with asthma, eczema, atopic dermatitis, chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, or eosinophilic esophagitis. If you or your child is experiencing persistent symptoms or flare-ups, our board certified team can help. The eligibility for biologics is determined on a case-by-case basis by our providers who will consider factors like the specific disease, its severity, the patient’s overall health, and the potential benefits and risks of biologic treatment.

Are Biologics Effective For Asthma?

Yes, biologics have shown promising results in reducing asthma exacerbations, improving lung function, and enhancing overall quality of life for individuals with severe asthma.

Schedule a Medical Consultation in Aliso Viejo, CA

Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique is led by Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters, board certified allergists and dedicated mothers. Their goal is to offer excellent healthcare for both kids and adults. In addition to our wide range of medical services, our boutique provides a unique retail experience. We have children’s books about allergies and other products available. If you are interested in Biologics, please schedule an appointment by clicking the button below or get in touch with us over the phone at 949-287-4900.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!