In some treatments the entire immune system is suppressed, but biologic medications are able to target certain components of the immune system to prevent inflammation. These treatments can be used for conditions such as asthma, nasal polyps, chronic rhinosinusitis, and certain skin conditions. 

How Biologic Therapy Works

Biologic therapy uses the body’s immune system to help relieve certain conditions. These treatments use monoclonal antibodies to target other antibodies, molecules, and cell receptors that drive inflammation. This inflammation can cause a variety of chronic illnesses that can impact daily life. Because biologic therapy targets specific parts of the immune system, it does not suppress the entire immune system, which could cause further difficulties.

Biologic therapy is administered through an oral pill, intravenously, or with an injection. The way in which it is administered specifically for you will depend on the medication required. 

Conditions Treated by Biologic Therapy

  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Nasal polyps
  • Asthma
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis

Biologic therapy has also been used to treat certain cancer and diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

Benefits of Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy can greatly improve everyday life. Because the symptoms of your conditions will be eased, you’ll miss fewer days of work or school and feel more capable of partaking in activities that were previously difficult.

Biologic therapy can also reduce the frequency of asthma attacks or doctor’s visits for other conditions. The treatment itself is also simple and can be administered in our offices.

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About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists is Houston’s premier provider of comprehensive ENT care. We offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, specializing in those that affect the ear, nose, throat, sinuses, and more. We have 15 convenient office locations across the Houston area.

Personalized Treatment

We know that you are unique, and we believe that your ENT care should be as well.

Top-Rated Physician Network

All of our locations are staffed with top-rated providers who are fellowship-trained and board-certified.

Centers of Excellence

Each of our locations is equipped with the latest technology to help us provide comprehensive care and deliver a seamless patient experience from start to finish.

Continuity of Care

With our comprehensive care philosophy and network of highly trained providers, we work to ensure you gain long-term relief.

Who Is a Candidate for Biologic Therapy?

At Texas ENT Specialists, we will determine if you are an ideal candidate for biologic therapy. Our staff will evaluate your condition and symptoms to decide if biologic therapy is the best fit for you. If you’re not a candidate, we will recommend a different option. Biologic therapy works best for those who have a chronic condition that is affected by inflammation.

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Your Biologic Therapy Experience

Before administering biologic therapy, our staff will review your symptoms and decide which type of medication will work best. The therapy can be given in the form of a pill, injection, or intravenously. If you are given the oral option, you will be able to take this in your own time. We offer injections and intravenous treatments in our offices. After your treatment, you may experience some flu-like symptoms which will subside shortly after. Some treatments will require multiple doses.

Biologic Therapy FAQ's

Can I choose how the treatment is administered?

The method for how your biologic therapy is administered will depend on the medication required. Some medications may have options for administration available, while others may only come in one form. Your provider will evaluate which medication is right for you and, if there are options available, make them known to you.

Will I feel worse after my treatment?

Some patients experience flu-like symptoms with their treatment. This can include fever, chills, aches, weakness, and loss of appetite. These symptoms should quickly subside.

What conditions can biologic therapy treat?

Texas ENT Specialists primarily use biologic therapy for asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyps.

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