Allergen Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
It has been proven that allergen immunotherapy can provide lasting relief for patients who have allergies. This treatment is a preventive measure for allergic reactions to substances like bee stings, pollen, and dust mites. The process involves giving the patient an increasing amount of allergen he or she is allergic to. By doing so, the patient’s immune system becomes less sensitive to that substance which minimizes the patient’s future allergic reactions. Allergen Immunotherapy decreases the symptoms of allergic asthma, insect allergies, allergic rhinitis, and eye allergies.
This treatment is not advisable for children under the age of 5 because they might have a hard time following the program. Adults also need to consider if they have medical conditions or diseases when considering allergy shots to avoid complications during the treatment process.
Here are some of the benefits that come with using this treatment:
- For some people, it may be more effective than any other allergy medication.
- It is a good alternative for people who have an aversion to medicine.
- Allergy shots are less expensive than other allergy medications in the long run.
- A complete cure is possible if patients respond well to the treatment.
Allergy symptoms won’t immediately stop manifesting right after the first allergy shot. It is a slow process and signs of improvement will be noticeable during the second year. If the patient responds well to the treatment, there should be no significant allergic reactions to allergens after the third year.
Brazos Valley Allergy and Asthma Clinics offer allergy shots in Texas to both children and adults. We make sure that you are provided with the best allergy treatments available while maintaining affordability.