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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If i tough out my allergies to my dog for long enough will my body eventually get used to it (like with allergy shots)?
I have allergies all year long. I'm 35, f. If i get allergy shots, how frequently and for how long would i get the shots? Is it exp or cov by insur
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
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
Are allergy shots only 3-5 years? Then after that are you no longer allergic to things you were allergic to after shots done?
Not really: may be longer time might pic new things ...Read more
My barium swallow came out good just swollen sinuses I get lot of sinus headaches for years.i starting allergy shots next week .will they help?
Can't see a connection: Between your barium swallow and your sinuses! Allergy shots do help most of the time if prescribed and given by an expert, it will take time though to feel a difference, other prescribed meds should administered too till the effect of allergy shots start, can take up to a year to feel a difference, if not improved, you don't continue, mind you there is around 10-20 % failure rate, good luck ...Read more
Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?
2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more
I starting allergy shots tommorow will they get rid of post nasal drip and the little throat clearing? Always mucus in throat .
Not right away: It takes time for shots to work, can be up to one year being on highest maintenance dose for your condition/sensitivities. Once they work, your symptoms score would be less, meaning the related symptoms would be better, need for medications becomes less, and better tolerance to triggers. It needs tincture of time and patience and adherence to your prescribed medications i.e. no magic bullet(s) ...Read more
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