What are Allergy Shots?
Who is a Candidate for Allergy Shots?
How are Allergy Shots Performed?
Allergy shots are administered in gradually increasing doses of the substances causing allergic reactions. This exposes the immune system to small amounts of allergens, allowing the body to build up tolerance over time.
Shots are usually given 1-2 times weekly to start, followed by a maintenance phase where shots are given once per month. It generally takes 3-5 years for the full therapeutic effect.
What are the Benefits of Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots can provide: