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I asked myself the opposite question two days ago! I wanted to know if it's possible to make yourself allergic towards an allergen.
@Mavis I know that constant exposure to certain substances can cause a person to develop allergies, but other than that I don't know if it would be possible to purposefully develop an allergy to a specific substance, as an allergic reaction is caused by your immune system overreacting to any substance. My question to you though is, why would you want to develop an allergy to something?
I read somewhere that they tried to make mice allergic towards something by combining the protein with some toxine but the results were limited to mice, so I thought I'd ask if anyone here had more insight in the processes
and perhaps because I also have a heroin addiction that I'm trying to solve.
Possibly desensitization therapy if your allergy is not severe, where you expose yourself to gradually larger amounts of the allergen, although this is still considered 'immunotherapy.' But this is one you can try at home, although you may want to keep an epipen handy. (If you can't afford an epipen, Four Thieves Vinegar provides instructions to make an 'epipencil,' although I can't personally vouch for the efficacy of it. They also have instructions for at home production of naloxone.)
Any treatment of allergies is going to be considered immunotherapy because allergies are an immune response.
It's interesting that repeated exposure is (supposed to be) effective both to produce and eliminate an allergic reaction (: