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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If i tough out my allergies to my dog for long enough will my body eventually get used to it (like with allergy shots)?
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
Received a depomedrol shot today 80mg, in my bottom, for allergies & sinus issues. When will it kick in and how long will it last?
About 6 hrs: You should get some effects in about 6 hrs but the peak effect takes a day or two In general, I would advise against getting cortisone shots for a sinus infection especially for someone with anxiety & BP issues since nasal steroid likely works better with no serious side effects. If you have frequent sinusitis and allergies, best to consult an allergist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I took a allergy pill zyrtek but it doesn't seem to be working. How long can do I have to wait to take some bendryl?
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
Today I got 3 shots for my allergies is it possible that I can eat anything with soy or peanut or I have to wait? know the name of the injection
No: Your shots are likely for airborne allergens and not for foods. Even then, it will take months to reduce your allergic symptoms. Allergy shots or sublingual drops for food allergens remain experimental at this time and results thus far have been inconsistent. If you are allergic to peanut or soy, don't eat them unless OKd by your allergist. ...Read more
I suffer from allergies all year long. I was getting shots weekly, taking OTC medicines, flonase. And nothing has worked. I am constantly sniffling but at night when I lie on my back the sniffling is worse. Even when I prop up the pillow. I need help?
Specialist: You need the help of a specialist in allergy. They can determine what you are allegic to and help remove the reaction. ...Read more
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