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Allergies are maddening, there’s no doubt about it. Discomfort becomes the norm and most just deal with the episodes of itchy, scratchy, watery agony. Luckily, there are things we can do to feel better. When you tell someone who’s used to living with allergies about allergy shots, their eyes light up. They slowly get you closer to experiencing reduced symptoms of what you’re allergic to and in some cases, get rid of the problem altogether!
Immunology treatment is a way to control allergy symptoms. Similar to vaccines, allergy shots contain a tiny bit of what causes you to react and well, be miserable. Since the amount is small, it won’t actually trigger your reaction. Instead, you give an immune response and the process is repeated with a slight increase of the allergen. The idea is that over time, your body will react differently to something it’s constantly being exposed to.
First is the building phase. For up to and maybe over half a year, you’re going to be receiving increasing amounts of the allergen. You may be getting multiple shots during the week at this point.
After this is the maintenance phase. Monthly at a steady dose make sure your body commits to staying strong whenever you’re around what would typically cause you a reaction.
In order to make sure your shots go off without a hitch, you’ll want to keep the following in mind:
Most people are naturally immune to certain allergens. Life’s unfair that way but it doesn’t mean you have to be burdened with them forever. Allergy shots can really make the difference. By following the tips above and seeing the right doctor, you can say good riddance to months of feeling miserable and stuffy.
If you’re experiencing any symptoms from allergies, let us help you find relief. Contact us today to book an appointment.