One question we receive a lot is what are the benefits of allergy shots? Let’s explore some of the common reasons why allergy injections can help you find long-term relief from allergies.
- Medications costs are rising; even co-pay costs for medicine have increased. Comparing the costs of allergy injections to using medications, there is a significant cost savings in favor of receiving allergy injections.
- The benefits can be permanent from receiving allergy injections and many times there is improved control of asthma, reduction in the frequency of sinus infections, ear infections, and at times there is an improvement in atopic dermatitis. In some studies, allergy injections have been shown to reduce the chances that an individual will develop asthma.
- Allergy injections start to provide benefit after 3 months; at that time many patients are able to reduce the use of medications. After a while, medications are rarely needed to control the allergies. Medications do not provide any long-term benefit. After five years of medications, the patient will still need medications, however; after five years of allergy shots 90% patients are done with their allergies for life.
- There is good news for pet lovers! Immunotherapy (allergy shots) have been shown to provide significant relief and benefit for cat and dog lovers who suffer from allergies. Instead of getting rid of your pet or having to take numerous medications, consider controlling your allergies more effectively!
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