What is the name of the allergy shot
There are two phases to allergy shots, build up and maintenance. During the build up, allergy shots are istered either every week or biweekly.
The quantity of allergen in each dose will gradually increase with each injection. The regular injections will continue until the maintenance level is reached.
The shots are only needed every few weeks during the maintenance level. The injections are always delivered in office by a medical professional, as there is a little risk of an allergic reaction occurring. Dr.
Rahimi and his team take the utmost care to ensure the safety of their patients while pursuing this course of treatment.
How endless does it take for the shots to be effective?
Most patients get maintenance allergy shots from between three and five years, although some may need treatment throughout their lifetime. While the immunity does not happen immediately, some patients do start to experience reduced symptoms early in the process. In some patients, immunity is maintained and treatment can be stopped after a few years.
For others, treatment may be needed for longer periods of time to build lasting immunity. Generally the benefits of allergy shots can final for numerous years, or even a lifetime.
What are allergy shots?
Allergy shots are also called Immunotherapy. They stimulate the immune system to reply to allergens safely, effectively and naturally.
A patient is given injections of little samples of a known allergen to assist them build an immunity, training the body to increase its tolerance to a variety of allergens. This treatment is typically used when a specific allergy is identified and it cannot be avoided, or medications do not provide sufficient relief. These FDA approved injections include extracts from allergens, derived from the mold, pollen, animal dander, venom or dust mites known to cause allergic reactions.
When allergy shots are successful, the immune system is restored to excellent health.
The patient will rely on fewer or even no medications. He or she will miss less work or school days.
The burden of allergies is relieved, and the patient can live his or her life without having to worry about exposure and reactions. Most children and adults are eligible candidates for allergy shot therapy and women who become pregnant during the course of treatment can continue through their pregnancy.