Immunotherapy is used to treat the root cause of allergies by building your immune system’s tolerance to allergens over time – to desensitize it – often with the use of allergy injections.
Allergy injections work by gradually exposing your immune system to the specific substances you’re allergic to, therefore, training your body not to react or cause symptoms.
Injections can be used to treats allergies to pollens, dusts, molds and animals with these methods.
Allergy injections are given subcutaneously in the upper arm to patients five years or older, based on individual skin testing results. Initially, allergy shots are given on a weekly basis with the frequency adjusted yearly, dependent on the response to treatment. It is critical to get injections consistently. Treatment typically lasts three to five years. Some individuals may need more time to achieve long-term symptom relief.
Allergy testing, office visits, allergy injections, and allergy serum for injections are normally covered by most insurance companies.
Benefits of allergy shots
When efforts to avoid allergens or medications fail to control allergic symptoms, immunotherapy with allergy shots may be the solution.
- Decreased reliance or dependence on over-the-counter allergy medications
- Reduced long-term costs
- Treats the underlying caue of allergies, not just the symptoms
- Can treat multiple allergys
- Provides long-term relief from allergy symptoms
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The physicians and clinical staff at Oakdale Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic are committed to your health and well-being. Allergies, sinus and nasal disorders, hearing loss — and many other ENT conditions — can disrupt and complicate life. That’s why we seek out the most innovative diagnostic testing and treatment options that bring real results, improving the quality of life for our patients.