Injections that are given to reduce sensitivity to allergens (also known as Allergy Immunotherapy or Desensitization).
Available for pollens (grasses, trees, and weeds), cat, dog, dust mite, molds and stinging insects (honey bee, hornets, wasps, yellow jacket and fire ant).
The goal is to improve quality of life by controlling allergy symptoms while decreasing medication usage.
Usually administered for a minimum of 3-5 years with a range from weekly to monthly injections.
Improves control of asthma in patients with allergen-induced asthma.
Cannot be used to treat allergies related to food, latex or medications.
Allergists help determine if allergy shots are appropriate for a patient, create customized allergy extracts for each patient, administer allergy shots, treat any adverse reactions and monitor the efficacy of allergy immunotherapy.