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 determine if allergy shots are right for you. Allergy shots are recommended for patients with allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis, and stinging insect allergy but are not recommended for food allergies.
Shots are administered at our Lakeland Medical and Grants Ferry clinics at various times during the week.