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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?

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 (montelukast). 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.

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can allergy shots make you feel very tired? I just started them and they had to back down after the first 3 shots as my skin was getting a little itchy

Can allergy shots make you feel very tired? I just started them and they had to back down after the first 3 shots as my skin was getting a little itchy

Allergy shots: They can make you tired, especially if the concentration of the allergen is too dtrong which deems to be the case by you. Your dosage msy be too dtrong and may have to be regulated again make sure your doctor is aware of what is happening to you.

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Sore throat, malaise, fatigue/last 5 days/every 3 weeks/no tonsils/neg strep/ENT says inflammation/take Prilosec/allergy shots/nasal sprays/no help?

Sore throat, malaise, fatigue/last 5 days/every 3 weeks/no tonsils/neg strep/ENT says inflammation/take Prilosec/allergy shots/nasal sprays/no help?

?: chronic sinusitis with frequent flares of acute sinusitis, possible, more information is needed to reach a more accurate diagnosis, ask your allergist /immunologist for a evaluation, also what are the ingredients of the allergy shots you're on, and what phase/schedule, your allergist/immunologist would be able to address your problems better, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area

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Do allergy shots hurt?

Do allergy shots hurt?

Not bad: My daughter got them when she was 2 years old - at first she cried but then we played a "who can be the most brave game" and all the tears were gone.

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Will allergy shots work?

Will allergy shots work?

Yes: Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) is effective for most people and is the only "disease modifying" treatment available. In general about 30% of patients have great response, 30% have good response, 30% have a fair response and unfortunately 10% don't respond. There is no way to predict how good the response will be. It's excellent and safe therapy in the right hands (an allergist).

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Do allergy shots really work?

Do allergy shots really work?

Yes: Yes! As long as you are getting the appropriate and relevant allergens for your area of the country and achieve a high enough dose, shots are very effective at decreasing allergy symptoms and are a way of actually modifying asthma symptoms.

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Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Not really: One wouldn't be allergic to allergy shots but because allergy shots contain the allergens one is allergic to one can have significant systemic reactions to allergy vaccine therapy.

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Do allergy shots help with OAS?

No: There is no such thing, the only treatment available is avoidance of triggering food (s). However some triggering foods would have cross reactivity with pollens that would cause allergic rhinitis (hay fever) trial of allergy shots then would be to treat hay fever not the OAS symptoms, whether OAS can be helped as a side benefit is doubtful, best wishes

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Is thimerosal used in allergy shots?

Is thimerosal used in allergy shots?

Possibly: You would need to actually look at the package insert for the ingredients. Many multi-dose vials of injectables will contain thimerosal as a preservative to prevent contamination. Talk to your allergist who will know what they are using and be able to look at the ingredients.

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Is allergy shots considered immunosuppressive?

Is allergy shots considered immunosuppressive?

Immune regulation: Allergy shots have been around for just over 100 years and have proven to be effective for most people who are allergic. They work through improved regulation of your immune system to reduce to allergic aspect. The most important thing is that many people continue to do well without the shots after having received them for 4-5 years.

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What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

Yes: About 2/3 of people who do immunotherapy of an appropriate, effective dose will have long term relief from their allergy symptoms even after they have finished 3-5 years of the shots. In some cases this relief is permanent, in others symptoms will eventually return, but may be years later.

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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

Very effective: After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots. However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended.

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What is the difference between xolair and allergy shots?

What is the difference between xolair and allergy shots?

Major differences: Xolair is a shot that with antibodies that bind ige (ige is the antibody that causes asthma and allergy) to help control severe persistent asthma symptoms. Allergy shots are a mixture of allergenic proteins (dust mites, pets, pollens, molds, etc) that increase tolerance to allergens with increasing doses.

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I have seasonal allergies, what can allergy shots do for me?

I have seasonal allergies, what can allergy shots do for me?

May help: Allergy testing can show what you are most sensitive to and "desensitizing you to these allergens can be helpful.

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Do allergy shots (immunology) give relief for allergy symptoms?

Do allergy shots (immunology) give relief for allergy symptoms?

Yes: Allergy shots help to relieve nasal allergy symptoms and their effects on sinus disease and asthma as well.

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Is it normal to feel sick after changing frequency of allergy shots?

Allergy shots help: There are several factors that decreasing the frequency of allergy shots could increase symptoms. I assume you are seeing a board-certified allergists. After the initial build up the shots are reduced to once a week for several months, then every other week, then once a month. The change can drop the protection level and increase symptoms. It could also be a coincidence. Talk to your allergist.

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Has anyone noticed behavior changes in a child after starting allergy shots?

Has anyone noticed behavior changes in a child after starting allergy shots?

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, .

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What do you do for severe seasonal allergy symptoms? Are allergy shots mandatory?

What do you do for severe seasonal allergy symptoms? Are allergy shots mandatory?

Not mandatory...: ...But often helpful. Moving away from areas where there are plants to whose pollen you are sensitive may be a better option is available.

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Are there allergy shots available for people with mice/rodent allergies? Thank you!

Are there allergy shots available for people with mice/rodent allergies? Thank you!

Yes, but: You need to be evaluated by an allergist to know the type of exposure, and testing be made to assess your sensitivities, is it to the mouse epithelia, saliva or urine. The shots are available for the epithelium (dander) only, whether you are a candidate or not for immunotherapy (allergy shots) will be decided after full evaluation. If you have occupational exposure, wear protective gear, masks/gloves

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