Do your allergies interfere with your daily life?

Specific environmental allergies can limit your daily activities and may severely affect your quality of life. While some allergens can be avoided carefully, substances such as pollen, dust, and pet dander can be impossible to avoid altogether. With allergy shots, your immune system learns how to handle a known allergen without causing an allergic reaction. This means you no longer need to avoid the allergen and can do the activities you love without worrying about a reaction. 

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Get your allergies under control for good

Oral medications may help control symptoms of allergy temporarily. Allergy shots address the cause of your allergies, providing long-term relief. Other benefits of allergy shots include:

  • You can treat multiple allergies at the same time.
  • Your reliance on oral medications is lessened.
  • While the up-front costs are higher, it is the more affordable choice in the long run.
  • They work for a wide variety of allergies.
  • You no longer need to avoid your allergy triggers as your immune system learns to tolerate them. 
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How do allergy shots work?

Each shot contains a small amount of a substance you are allergic to, such as pollen, insect venom, or dust. This amount is sufficient to trigger an immune response but not enough to produce a full-on allergic reaction. The dose is increased gradually, slowly training your immune system to tolerate it. When you start your treatment, you will get shots once or twice weekly. Once you reach the maximum dose of the allergen, the frequency will decrease until you get about one shot per month. This maintenance phase usually lasts 3-5 years, depending on your circumstances. 

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When will I notice improvements?

This varies from person to person. You may begin to notice changes already in the first few weeks. Most patients see significant improvements within the first six months to a year. Your treatment plan will suit your needs, and your doctor can give you more specific information on what to expect in your unique case. 

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    Will it be painful?

    Allergy shots are usually administered on the back side of your upper arm. The needles used for allergy shots are very small and short, and you shouldn’t feel any significant discomfort. You may experience redness and swelling around the site of the injection. This is a normal reaction to the allergen and should subside within a few hours. 

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    Achieve lasting relief at SFENTA in Weston.

    At South Florida ENT Associates, we aim to provide the best treatment for your unique circumstances. Our board-certified providers are here to help you achieve the best possible outcome regardless of age, condition, or diagnosis. Contact us today for more information regarding allergy shots in Weston. 

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