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How effective are allergy shots, immunotherapy injections or drops?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends

The efficacy of allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be maximized by seeing a board certified allergist.
Allergists receive extensive training in treating with allergy shots. In the right patient, they can be curative, and hopefully decrease or eliminate the need for allergy medications. Allergy drops have also been shown to be very effective, but are not yet fda approved.

In brief: Depends

The efficacy of allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be maximized by seeing a board certified allergist.
Allergists receive extensive training in treating with allergy shots. In the right patient, they can be curative, and hopefully decrease or eliminate the need for allergy medications. Allergy drops have also been shown to be very effective, but are not yet fda approved.
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