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Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)

Allergy shots (or immunotherapy) are aimed at increasing tolerance to allergens that trigger symptoms. The incremental increases of allergen exposure cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the substance. The goal is to get to a point where the body no longer has an allergic reaction.

Immunotherapy also reduces the inflammation that characterizes rhinitis and asthma.

An allergist or immunologist is the most qualified to tell you if allergy shots are right for you. Allergy shots are recommended for patients with allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis and stinging insect allergy. They are not recommended for food allergies.

Services

Shots are administered at the Lakeland clinic and University Physicians – Grants Ferry clinic at various times during the week. Contact (601) 815-1078 for more information.