avoid exposure to the allergy causing substance – this is not always possible
use medicines that block the allergic reaction
- take allergy vaccines, oral or injected
Depending on the severity of your allergy and your health, the allergist will inject the allergy causing substance in your upper arm once or twice a week for some months. He will increase the quantity of the dose in this period. Later, he will increase the time between two doses to 15 days, 1 month, or 4-5 months.
Allergy shots are not recommended for people with heart and lung disease who are on certain medication. Inform your allergist if you are pregnant or if you are on other medication. For personalized advice on allergy shots or immunotherapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, visit www.bestallergyclinic.com