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Do Allergy Shots Cause Body Weight Changes
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I do believe the allergy shots indirectly are causing an inflammatory response in my body along with antihistamines adding to it. What can I do? I'm about to stop the shots. I do not want to gain anymore weight.
No: Allergy shots have no calories and don't increase one's appetite, so they do not cause weight gain. However, if a patient snacks on the way to the doctor's office, snacks in the waiting room, and snacks on the way home, then he will end up getting a lot of extra calories from going to get allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Allergy shots (immunotherapy) provide marked symptomatic benefit by inducing immunologic tolerance to the airborne allergens to which you have developed sensitivity. They do carry minimal inherent risk of local and systemic allergic reaction (because they contain what you are allergic to) but weight gain is not a reported reaction or side effect. ...Read more
If i tough out my allergies to my dog for long enough will my body eventually get used to it (like with allergy shots)?
Keep telling nurse my body itches on increase allergy shots decreased dose doesnt make me itch she says shots only itch at site after decrease works?
Incorrect: Generalized itching after an allergy shot points to something more serious to come especially when the dose is increased . I urge you to discuss this with your allergist before you get your next shot. Although one may not need to decrease the allergen dose from a local reaction, a generalized itch may signal the early stage of anaphylaxis. ...Read more
I have bumps all over my body that itch like crazy! my dr says i'm allergic to something and wants me to get allergy shots. What else could it be?
Hives: Allergy shots are not recommended for hives. Itchy bumps sound like hives which can be caused by a variety of things such as infections, allergies, autoimmune illnesses, hormonal issues and hereditary problems. Allergy shots are reserved for hay fever and asthma - respiratory type problems. Hives can be treated with antihistamines and other types of pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The next day of my allergy shots I feel a little more tired/congested, is it caused by the allergy shot or the 'Singular' that I take?
M.D. visit/Mgt: It is not likely to be due to the Singulair. Since you have nasal allergic disease under treatment with inhaled steroids and difficulty breathing, reviewing your allergic triggers and a follow up appointment is needed. I would suggest a pulmonary function test with and without a bronchodilator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Allergy vaccine therapy in and of themselves should not cause a change in behavior. If however, the patient is felling better able to breath and having improved sleep then there could be change in behavior because the vaccine is improving symptoms. As for "bad" behavior after immunotherapy anything is possible but probably unlikely, . ...Read more
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