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Is thimerosal used in allergy shots?

Possibly. You would need to actually look at the package insert for the ingredients. Many multi-dose vials of injectables will contain thimerosal as a preservative to prevent contamination. Talk to your allergist who will know what they are using and be able to look at the ingredients. Read more...

Can allergy shot contain mercury (thiomersal)?

Not likely. Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy injections) as administered by allergists contain the allergen such as tree, grass, weed, dust, dander etc and saline, glycerin or phenol as the preservative. There should be no thimerasol. Read more...

Do allergy shots have same type of additives (mercury) as vaccines?

Phenol. Phenol is the typical preservative in allergy shots and is not believed to be dangerous to you in small doses but prevents bacterial and fungal growth. Read more...