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Is allergy shots made of steroid?

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Dr. Eddie Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Allergy shots are usually prepared by extract of the allergen that is identified in your allergy skin test.
They are not made of steroid. When they are given over the course of immunotherapy, your body is expected to be desensitized.

In brief: No

Allergy shots are usually prepared by extract of the allergen that is identified in your allergy skin test.
They are not made of steroid. When they are given over the course of immunotherapy, your body is expected to be desensitized.
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Dr. Eddie Cheng
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Dr. James Sterner
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not from allergists

agree with prior answer. Allergy immunizations adjust your immune system so that you are not allergic anymore.
There are doctors out there that will tell you they are giving you "allergy shots," but if they are not regular (like weekly expanding to monthly) they are likely steroid shots and not good for you.

In brief: Not from allergists

agree with prior answer. Allergy immunizations adjust your immune system so that you are not allergic anymore.
There are doctors out there that will tell you they are giving you "allergy shots," but if they are not regular (like weekly expanding to monthly) they are likely steroid shots and not good for you.
Dr. James Sterner
Dr. James Sterner
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