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What are the ingredients used in an allergy shot?

What are the ingredients used in an allergy shot?

Allergen Extracts: Allergy shots contain extracts of common inhalant substances (dust mite, cat, dog, mold, pollen, etc) that are called allergens. The extract should be prepared under the direct supervision of a board-ceritifed allergist who has specialized training in allergy & immunology. Allergy shots do not contain serum. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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

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How long should you be on allergy shot?

How long should you be on allergy shot?

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 more

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What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

Allergy shots: You receive increasing doses of the allergen(s) to which you are allergic over time to alter the immune system to stop seeing the allergen as bad but rather as a normal reaction recognized by protective antibodies called igg. ...Read more

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What about allergy drops instead of shots?

What about allergy drops instead of shots?

More Research: There is some some research data supprting their usage, but much more is needed to assure safety and whether they are effective enough to justify the time and expense. ...Read more

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What kind of shots do I need to get to treat allergies?

What kind of shots do I need to get to treat allergies?

Water-like material: Allergies to common inhaled substances such as pollen, dander, dust mite and mold can be identified by skin testing you to a variety of water like extracts. The extracts to which you react and thought to be important in causing your symptoms are injected in the fatty tissue on the back of your upper arm weekly at first until the doses built up and then monthly usually for 3-5 years. ...Read more

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After getting an allergy shot, how soon can you exercise?

After getting an allergy shot, how soon can you exercise?

30 minutes: After an allergy shot, you need to wait in the office at least 30 minutes to be certain there are no reactions, so unless there is a treadmill in the office, you can't really exercise then. After that though, if you feel fine, there is no reason to wait to exercise. ...Read more

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How long should you wait toexercise after a allergy shot?

How long should you wait toexercise after a allergy shot?

Two hours: Every allergist has their own rule of thumb; that's just mine. Exercise increases the flow of blood to the skin; this makes it more likely to absorb the allergens too quickly, increasing the risk of a severe reaction. ...Read more

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Are there shots that can permanently alleviate my dog and cat allergies?

Are there shots that can permanently alleviate my dog and cat allergies?

Yes.: Immunotherapy - a series of injections of cat and/or dog dander under the skin over several years - will help you develop some tolerance to pet exposure. Some allergic patients respond better than others and a few patients not at all. Allergy shots alone are often not the complete answer. You may still need to get the pets off the bed, out of the bedroom, & perhaps out of the house. ...Read more

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