Allergy shots are known to help significantly reduce a person’s allergy symptoms. In some cases, symptoms go away completely. Allergy pills and sprays help alleviate symptoms, but they only do so for a limited amount of time. If you are interested in shots, you may be wondering if this treatment is right for you. Reach out for an allergist in Moorestown.
Who are the best candidates to be treated with allergy shots?
Most commonly, people diagnosed with hay fever (allergic rhinitis), conjunctivitis (eye allergy), allergic asthmas, or stinging insect allergy make good immunotherapy candidates. It is usually not recommended for those suffering from food allergies to get allergy shots.
Before coming for shots, you should consider asking yourself a few specific questions.
- How long have you been suffering from allergy symptoms?
- How severe and long-lasting are symptoms?
- Do changes in the environment worsen symptoms?
- Do you have a desire to avoid long-term usage of allergy medication?
- Do you have the time to commit to allergy shots (it’s not a short process)?
Children under the age of five should not start on shots. At five and older, immunotherapy is considered both well tolerated and effective. When administered at a young age, it can potentially block the onset of different allergies.
Pregnant women, or women thinking about becoming pregnant, should not start treatments either. Certain medications interfere with allergy medication, and so you must be upfront with your allergist at all times.
For more information on whether allergy immunotherapy will work for you, please, do not hesitate to give our talented team a call. We have the best allergists Abbington has.Related Reading