After you have been skin tested the allergist will evaluate whether or not you are a candidate for the injections. If you are a candidate to receive allergy injections, the allergist will formulate and mix the serum containing the allergens you are allergic to. Our office has a flexible schedule for receiving allergy injections. The hours are:
- Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Our office is closed for lunch each day from 1-2 p.m.
It is easy to receive injections in our office. You will check in with our receptionist, your name will be called, the nurse will ask you a few quick questions and then you will receive your injection. You will need to wait 20 minutes in our waiting room, then come back for the nurse to check your arms. You may leave after your arm has been checked. Allergy shots need to be given in a doctor’s office or in a medical setting. A systemic reaction is a possible reaction to the injection. The patient may develop hives, itchy eyes, sneezing, possibly some throat swelling and a drop in blood pressure. These reactions can be serious and for that reason the patient must receive the injection in a medical office and must wait for twenty minutes afterward to assure there is no reaction. If a reaction does occur the patient will most likely receive epinephrine, Benadryl, steroids and breathing treatments as needed. Ask your allergist if you are a candidate for allergy injections. He or she can review the benefits and discuss the shot schedule with you. More About Immunotherapy & Allergy Shots: