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What is the injection schedule for allergen immunotherapy?

What is the injection schedule for allergen immunotherapy?

Varies: Most practioners start with injections every 2 to 14 days initially and then once maintenance is achieved patients go to every 2 weeks and often every 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Immunotherapy (Definition)

Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more


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What is the best injection site for a allergy shot?

What is the best injection site for a allergy shot?

Triceps: Usually posterior 1/3 of upper arms. Well tolerated and minimal irritation from movement / impact / etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to dtap?

What is the treatment for reaction to dtap?

Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reaction to dtap noticed by patients is a red, swollen arm at the injection site. Other common symptoms can be fever or generalized muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to ipv?

What is the treatment for reaction to ipv?

Symptomatic: Ipv usually does not cause any severe reaction. So if your child has severe symptoms, you should contact his/er doctor. The symptoms could be caused by something else, not having anything to do with the ipv, and your doctor would be able to determine that. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to mmr?

What is the treatment for reaction to mmr?

Depend on reaction: It depends on the reaction Sore arm and swelling use ice locally Fever take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed All others are self limiting and get better by themselves without any treatmnt ...Read more

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What is the best anti-allergy medication for year-round allergens?

What is the best anti-allergy medication for year-round allergens?

Allergy magic bullet: It's different for everyone. Most people respond well to antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra & claritin, but some do not, & require intranasal steroid sprays. Even that is not enough for some, and medications like singulair (montelukast) or Accolate are used. Beyond that, allergy shots may help better in others. There is no single magic bullet. Check with your doctor, and figure out which is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cat allergies?

What is the treatment for cat allergies?

They can be : Treated with antihistamines but if there is chronic cat contact - see an allergist and looking into allergy shots. ...Read more

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What is the injection for malaria?

What is the injection for malaria?

Infect or inject?: Infection? The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. They are carried by mosquitoes. ...Read more

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After allergy injections, what is the best method of treating severe allergies? Thanks!

After allergy injections, what is the best method of treating severe allergies? Thanks!

Add antihiastmines!: Good evening, the question is not very clear to me. It takes many months before allergy shots produce any visible effect. The reason is the early shots carry very little allergen, often not of enough quantity to induce an immune response. If many months have passed without any relief, you may need medications such as antihistamines in addition to shots. Follow the avoidance measures carefully. ...Read more

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Is a specific type of syringe needed for emergency insect allergy injections?

Is a specific type of syringe needed for emergency insect allergy injections?

Yes: I usually prescribe and epipen (epinephrine). This is a prefilled, spring loaded, self injector. It is most convenient for those that have a reaction and require rapid treatment. There are other devices out there as well but i prefer the convenience and widespread availability of this product. ...Read more

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What is the injection given to people with allergies?

What is the injection given to people with allergies?

Steroids: Injectable steroids are given to control allergic reactions however: this is not done without some risk to the patients. Repeated doses of steroids are of more concern than injections given only once or twice per year. Allergy shots are injections with the allergen to which someone is allergic and this can turn off an allergic reaction and induce long-term remissions (cure). Allergists are trained. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

Depends: The hepatitis a vaccine is quite well tolerated and side effects such as local injection site pain are treated symptomatically. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to rotavirus vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to rotavirus vaccine?

See pediatrician: First you should see your pediatrician so he/she can determine that it is a reaction to the vaccine. Then depending on what the problem is, he/she will recommend the treatment. See the cdc information on the vaccine: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-rotavirus.Pdf. ...Read more

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What exactly is the option #2 for an MS patient allergic to steroids?

What exactly is the option #2 for an MS patient allergic to steroids?

See below: Might find acth in form of acthar to work just as well without the adverse events. If that option is intolerable, might use brief course of intravenous Immune Globulin for relapses. ...Read more

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Is treatment for allergic rhinitis going to be effective if the patient is stil exposed to the allergen?

Yes but: If you are talking about medications, they will remain effective but the symptom control will likely be reduced if you are exposed to a highly allergenic allergen. Thus it is not an issue as to whether the drug is effective, but whether the allergen exposure is overwhelming. Allergy shots however often allow people who are allergic to pets to be able to live with the pets they cannot part with. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy pill for cat allergies?

What is the best allergy pill for cat allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more

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What is the indication for plasmapheresis in anaphylaxic drug allergy?

What is the indication for plasmapheresis in anaphylaxic drug allergy?

Distinctly unusual: It would be distinctly unusual to use plasmapheresis for drug allergy reaction. The treatment for anaphylactic drug allergic reaction is to stop the medication and treat the patient with appropriate medications. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Allergen Immunotherapy (Definition)

Desensitization, hyposensitization, immunotherapy are all terms to describe allergy shots. Allergists attempt to ↓ ige-mediated hypersensitivity to various substances, including pollens, molds, animal allergens and insect allergens, by administering ever-increasing amounts of an antigen until the patient tolerates natural exposure to the allergen with ...Read more


Allergen (Definition)

A substance that can cause an allergic reaction. Common allergens include ragweed pollen, ...Read more