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Doctor insights on: Why Cant You Exercise After Getting Allergy Shots

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How often do people with allergies need to get allergy shots?

How often do people with allergies need to get allergy shots?

Depends: Indication for shots vary but generally they are advised for individuals with perennial nasal allergies, co-morbid conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, ear infections, severe symptoms that impair quality of life and sleep. Some people don't like to take meds, and shots provide the only non-medicinal long term treatment. ...Read more

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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Would you say it is safe and effective to get allergy shots once a week?

Would you say it is safe and effective to get allergy shots once a week?

Yes: There are several schedules used for allergy shots during the "build up phase." the most common is once a week. Other schedules include receiving allergy shots, 2-3 times a week or even 2 injections (one followed by another 30 minutes later) on the same day. The most aggressive is multiple injections in 1 day, but this has more risk of allergy reaction. At maintenance, once a month is typical. ...Read more

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I've heard you can get allergy shots without actually getting a shot. Is that what allergy drops are for?

I've heard you can get allergy shots without actually getting a shot. Is that what allergy drops are for?

Yes: There are several studies going on, on sublingual immunotherapy, which is allergy drops and recently a grass allergy pill was approved. The drops are not fda approved yet. Some allergists prescribe them, consult an allergist in your area for best advice according to your allergies. ...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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Could allergy shots get rid of hives?

Could allergy shots get rid of hives?

Not usually: Chronic hives are typically related to 1. Physical (cold, heat, etc), 2. Autoimmune with antibody against ige receptor and 3. Idiopathic. (we don't know). Allergy shots will not help these. Usual triggers of acute hives are drug or food allergies-not treated with allergy shots. Bee sting reaction that resulted in generalized hives in adults would be treated with venom allergy shots. ...Read more

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Benefit to allergy shots if i wan to get dog one day" only had slight reaction to dogs during allergy skin testing. ?

Benefit to allergy shots if i wan to get  dog one day"  only had  slight reaction to dogs during allergy skin testing. ?

What do you feel: Your reaction on the skin test can only show a sensitivity and your reaction is the one that matters, in real life, to dogs. How do you feel around them if you visit someone with a dog. Make it 10x worse if you live with one. Allergy shots get you immunized to dog dander and increase your tolerance and minimize your symptoms. ...Read more

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I go once a week and get 2 allergy shots same day.i on 8th week they said I on maintenance dose already and dosage goes up next year .that normal ?

I go once a week and get 2 allergy shots same day.i on 8th week they said I on maintenance dose already and dosage goes up next year .that normal ?

Allergy shots: Usually there is a build-up phase till maintenance dose is reached, then shots are spaced out to once every 4-6 weeks for the rest of the planned treatment period of 3-5 years,guided by several issues as response to therapy,alleviation of symptoms,need for other medications,quality of life, etc.., if no improvement after one year on maintenance,usually shots are discontinued, confer with ur doctor ...Read more

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Is it safe to get allergy shots while pregnant?

Is it safe to get allergy shots while pregnant?

Yes: Allergy shots are safe during pregnancy as long as you are at a maintenance dose or the dosage is held stable until delivery. The concern is about a possible reaction to the allergy injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more