Would I Benefit From Allergy Shots?

27th March 2008, 12:00 AM

If you suffer from asthma caused by allergies, hay fever, allergic eye problems or allergic reactions to stinging insects, you may benefit from allergy shots, also called immunotherapy.

This therapy is intended to gradually decrease sensitivity to the substances, or allergens, that trigger your symptoms, including pollens, dust mites, mould and animal dander. The shots are usually prescribed for patients with severe allergies who do not want to be on medications, or for those whose symptoms are not alleviated by medications.

 

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