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How Long Should You Wait Toexercise After A Allergy Shot
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
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Shots: That is a decision for you and your allergy doctor to decide. The average time frame is 3-5 years of maintenance therapy. Some people need allergy shots longer. Sometimes a trial off the allergy shots is another alternative to see if you are desensitized. The best way to find out is to sit down with your allergist and come up with an agreeable plan for both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do allergy shot injections last for only about 10 years? Is there anything else that lasts longer?
We do not know: Some patients get lifelong relief from allergy shots, while others never seem to be able to stop them. Most patients get a least 10 years of relief from 3-5 years of shots. ...Read more
Next week Monday my 3yr is getting his first allergy shot but I had to wait 2 weeks what's in the shots may I ask?
Impossible to say: It depends on the allergy being treated. I never understand why someone would not just simply ask the doctor giving the injection instead of someone on the internet who has no knowledge of the child's medical history. ...Read more
Up to you: Some people recognize that shots are the best way to treat their allergies, and know that the currently available medications don't work well for them - they want to start right away, such as a day or two after testing. Others want to try different medications, and might not decide to start the shots until they've been trying medications for a year or two and are frustrated that they don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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