Allergy shots are an effective treatment for seasonal and chronic allergies. Complete Allergy and Asthma provides comprehensive care plans for children and adults seeking relief from sneezing, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and other allergy symptoms. Brian Tison, MD, and Niti Chokshi, MD, offer in-office allergy tests to identify the source of your allergies and determine if allergy shots are right for you. Call the Houston, Texas, office today to find out how allergy shots can work for you, or book an appointment online.
Allergy shots are a treatment option for adults and children with seasonal or chronic allergies.
The shots are an immunotherapy and work by desensitizing your immune system to environmental substances like dust, mold, pet dander, and pollen. It’s an immune system overreaction that triggers allergy symptoms like:
Allergy shots can also prevent the breathing problems that come with allergy-related asthma and reduce the severity of respiratory and skin problems that insect stings can cause.
You could be a candidate for the allergy shots available at Complete Allergy and Asthma if you have seasonal or chronic allergies that can’t be managed with oral medication. These symptoms flare up if you have allergies to:
The allergy specialists offer in-office allergy tests to identify which substances in your environment trigger an allergic reaction. They also review your medical history and existing health to determine if allergy shots are a treatment option for you.
Oral allergy drops are available to treat environmental allergies if you can’t tolerate injections.
During your initial allergy shot appointment at Complete Allergy and Asthma, the allergy specialists inject a small amount of a known allergen under the skin of your arm. The providers monitor the injection site for a reaction before you return to your routine.
You’ll need a weekly injection for several months to build up your immunity to the allergen. The physicians then provide allergy shots every two weeks before spacing out your injections to every four weeks. Typically the full legnth of therapy can last from 3-5 years. They also offer Rush immunotherapy that reduces the initial buildup phase time from several months to several weeks.
Allergy shots require an ongoing time commitment to routine injections. You’ll need to receive ongoing injections for 3-5 years, to reduce your immune system’s response to environmental allergens.
The providers continue to monitor your progress with allergy shots to ensure that your symptoms are well-controlled.
Call Complete Allergy and Asthma to schedule a consultation for allergy shots or book an appointment online today.