Allergy Shots (Allergen Immunotherapy)
If you are tired of taking medications for allergy attacks, or medications just do not work for you, allergy shots may be the best option to stop the sniffles for good. Avant Allergy is a trusted allergy specialist in Los Angeles, California providing allergy shot treatment.
How do allergy shots work?
Allergy shots contain small amounts of allergens which are administered in increasing doses over time to stimulate the immune system to be less sensitive. Your immune system will develop a tolerance to these allergens and your sneezing, coughing, itchy watery eyes will decrease in frequency and severity.
How long does it take to start working?
There are 2 phases of allergy shots, one is when you are having the dose increased (build-up) and once you have reach a therapeutic dose you enter into a phase called maintenance. Most individuals will feel improvement once they reach the maintenance phase of treatment. In some cases getting to maintenance can take many months to a year. At Avant Allergy, Dr. Sandra Ho has an accelerated build up where you can reach maintenance in just 1 month.
How long do I stay on shots?
Typical treatment time is 3-5 years.
What can you get allergy shots for?
Pollens, animal dander, mold, dust mite
How effective are shots?
The vast majority of patients will experience dramatic noticeable improvement in allergy symptoms over time.
If you suffer from hay fever, allergy induced asthma or eczema make an appointment for use our online booking tool, or call to schedule an appointment with Sandra A. Ho, MD. Start on your allergy shot journey today to being less allergic.