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A 67-year-old female asked:

I have allergy shots for some time. i still have symptoms. i asked allergist to increase dose. he did by 50%-but says i am already at a strong dose. he will follow protocol, but did i make a mistake and are there side effects if dose is too strong?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
You must abide by the guidance of your allergist. Sometimes you may get more allergy symptoms after an allergy shot. Getting too strong a shot may cause this. Before your allergy shot is administered you must inform the allergist of any problematic symptoms you experienced after your last shot. A judgement may then be made as to whether your dose will be the same, lowered or increased.
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