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How can allergy injections help control allergic disease?
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Build tolerance
Allergen immunotherapy injections (commonly called allergy shots) help build immune tolerance to environmental allergies.
They can be very helpful for allergy to dust mite, pollens, molds, pet dander, or stinging insect allergy. After months of allergy shots the amount of allergic antibody specific to an allergen decreases and counter allergic cells and antibodies increase.

In brief: Build tolerance
Allergen immunotherapy injections (commonly called allergy shots) help build immune tolerance to environmental allergies.
They can be very helpful for allergy to dust mite, pollens, molds, pet dander, or stinging insect allergy. After months of allergy shots the amount of allergic antibody specific to an allergen decreases and counter allergic cells and antibodies increase.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Desensitizing
Unlike medications, which simply cover up the symptoms, allergy shots change your immune system by making you less allergic to the allergens that trigger your symptoms.
It takes a long time for that to happen (1 to 3 years), but the improvement in your symptoms is much better than it is with medications.

In brief: Desensitizing
Unlike medications, which simply cover up the symptoms, allergy shots change your immune system by making you less allergic to the allergens that trigger your symptoms.
It takes a long time for that to happen (1 to 3 years), but the improvement in your symptoms is much better than it is with medications.
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