WHAT ARE ALLERGY SHOTS?
Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are regular injections over three to five years used to stop or reduce allergy attacks. These shots help your body get used to allergens, the things that trigger an allergic reaction. Over time, these shots desensitize your immune system, and your body builds up a tolerance to the allergens.
Allergy shots decrease sensitivity to allergens and often lead to relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped making it beneficial for many people. You may want to consider shots if you have symptoms more than three months a year and medicines don’t give you enough relief. Our specialists at Pulmonary Associates of Richmond Allergy Center will work with you to diagnose and treat your allergies, including determining if immunotherapy is right for you.