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How effective is an allergy injection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very

Allergy injections (immunotherapy) can be very effective if you have tested positive for a specific allergen (eg.
. Crab-grass, cats, etc.). The trade-off is daily medication for allergies (anti-histamines, nasal steroids) vs. A committment to go through immunotherapy which can take 1-2 years, but the trade off, if effective, is not needing to take medication at all.

In brief: Very

Allergy injections (immunotherapy) can be very effective if you have tested positive for a specific allergen (eg.
. Crab-grass, cats, etc.). The trade-off is daily medication for allergies (anti-histamines, nasal steroids) vs. A committment to go through immunotherapy which can take 1-2 years, but the trade off, if effective, is not needing to take medication at all.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergy shots

Allergy shots are very effective for pollen and stinging insect allergies.
If you are getting a steroid shot once a year as a "supposed" allergy shot, that is not safe norris it effective and it is definitely not an allergy shot. Tons of side effects from steroid injections.

In brief: Allergy shots

Allergy shots are very effective for pollen and stinging insect allergies.
If you are getting a steroid shot once a year as a "supposed" allergy shot, that is not safe norris it effective and it is definitely not an allergy shot. Tons of side effects from steroid injections.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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