Allergy Shots 101

When you suffer from allergies to pollen, dust mites, molds, or animal dander, your allergy symptoms may begin to interfere with your normal daily activities. If you’re avoiding activities in order to avoid exposure to your allergens, or if your allergy symptoms make certain activities impossible, you should visit an allergist. An allergist is an allergy doctor who can perform allergy testing to determine what you’re allergic to, and then provide safe, effective allergy treatments.

One of the most effective allergy treatments for allergies is an allergy shot, or sulicutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Your allergy doctor gives you regular injections of increasingly larger doses of your allergens. Allergy shots are administered one0twice a week for 10-20 weeks and then monthly for 3-5 years. This gradual introduction of the allergens helps your immune system to build up your own natural immunity, making you less allergic.

If you are interested in talking to a board certified allergist about allergy shots (SCIT), you can schedule an appointment at Allergy & Asthma Specialists with offices in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Jenkintown, Doylestown, King of Prussia, Lansdale, Collegeville, and Pottstown. Our allergy doctors provide state of the art needless allergy skin testing and prescribe 3 different forms of immunotherapy, injections, drops, and tablets. To schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations, call us today at 1(800)86-COUGH, option 2.

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