Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long After Starting Them Can I Stop Getting Allergy Shots

Share
1

1
How long after starting them can I stop getting allergy shots?

How long after starting them can I stop getting allergy shots?

Are they working?: You should see improvement with allergy injections a few months after reaching your maximal tolerated dose. If you're not better review the program with your allergist. Perhaps you should stop? After 4-5 years of successful once-monthly immunotherapy patients may try to stop. About half return in 6-8 weeks wishing to resume. 25% need to restart after 5-7 years. 25% never need another injection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
2,491 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
If i tough out my allergies to my dog for long enough will my body eventually get used to it (like with allergy shots)?

If i tough out my allergies to my dog for long enough will my body eventually get used to it (like with allergy shots)?

Allergy shots: Do help. But. , first get evaluated and discuss this with your allergist to find out if you are truly allergic to dogs. You could have other issues and be sensitive to other stuff, too. ...Read more

4

4
I had allergy shots for 8 months, got pregnant and decided to stop. My allergies now are 1, 000 times worse than before the shots. Will it get better?

I had allergy shots for 8 months, got pregnant and decided to stop. My allergies now are 1, 000 times worse than before the shots. Will it get better?

Allergy Injections: The good benefit of allergy injections occurs at high doses called the maintenance dose that are usually given once a month. If the monthly maintenance dose was not reached, then a person will not be expected to experience allergy symptom relief. It is safe to continue allergy shots during pregnancy (without increasing the dose). ...Read more

5

5
How long will it take atopic dermatitis to get better when taking allergy shots ?

How long will it take atopic dermatitis to get better when taking allergy shots ?

Variable: Atopic dermatitis, eczema, may or may not be of allergic origin. If it due to allergies allergy shots may help. You should see an improvement within six months to two years. ...Read more

6

6
How long and how often should I receive allergy shots?

How long and how often should I receive allergy shots?

1-6 months: Allergy shots help animal and pollen allergy sufferers the most to reduce their misery. Once a maintenance dose is reach (a process that can taken 1-6 months), injections are spaced out to a 2-4 week interval as part of a maintenance plan. Injections that do not seem to be effective after a year may be discontinued. Injections may be continued for 3-5 years or longer if they are effective. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How often do people with allergies need to get allergy shots?

How often do people with allergies need to get allergy shots?

Depends: Indication for shots vary but generally they are advised for individuals with perennial nasal allergies, co-morbid conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, ear infections, severe symptoms that impair quality of life and sleep. Some people don't like to take meds, and shots provide the only non-medicinal long term treatment. ...Read more

8

8
How long does it take before you see relief with allergy shots?

How long does it take before you see relief with allergy shots?

Months: The reason that allergy shot regimens take years to complete is because they have to go up on the dosage of allergen very slowly. The results are usually very good but it takes months for you to notice a significant difference. Continue taking your oral allergy medications as long as the allergist recommends it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Would you say it is safe and effective to get allergy shots once a week?

Would you say it is safe and effective to get allergy shots once a week?

Yes: There are several schedules used for allergy shots during the "build up phase." the most common is once a week. Other schedules include receiving allergy shots, 2-3 times a week or even 2 injections (one followed by another 30 minutes later) on the same day. The most aggressive is multiple injections in 1 day, but this has more risk of allergy reaction. At maintenance, once a month is typical. ...Read more

10

10
If i start allergy shots how long does it usually take before allergy symptoms significantly lessen?

If i start allergy shots how long does it usually take before allergy symptoms significantly lessen?

Allergy shots: Depending on the protocol that you and your doctor are following it takes on average 3 to 4 months, but you should ask your doctor this question, they know the particulars of your treatment. ...Read more