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What is the injection given to people with allergies?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Allergy shots

Steroid injections are dangerous and are not a true allergy shot.
Allergy shots are used for the treatment of pollen and stinging insect allergies that take 3-5 years for excellent benefits.

In brief: Allergy shots

Steroid injections are dangerous and are not a true allergy shot.
Allergy shots are used for the treatment of pollen and stinging insect allergies that take 3-5 years for excellent benefits.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Steroids

Injectable steroids are given to control allergic reactions however: this is not done without some risk to the patients.
Repeated doses of steroids are of more concern than injections given only once or twice per year. Allergy shots are injections with the allergen to which someone is allergic and this can turn off an allergic reaction and induce long-term remissions (cure). Allergists are trained.

In brief: Steroids

Injectable steroids are given to control allergic reactions however: this is not done without some risk to the patients.
Repeated doses of steroids are of more concern than injections given only once or twice per year. Allergy shots are injections with the allergen to which someone is allergic and this can turn off an allergic reaction and induce long-term remissions (cure). Allergists are trained.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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