Allergies are simply an abnormal immune system reaction to something that would otherwise be perfectly harmless. Of course, this doesn’t make related symptoms any less disruptive. While there are many treatments available that could help you manage allergy symptoms once they occur, allergy injection therapy is a more proactive option that could reduce or eliminate your symptoms altogether. Sometimes referred to as allergy shots, this treatment involves intentionally exposing you to your allergy triggers in a controlled way. Take a moment to consider the benefits of this approach to allergy management.
Reducing Medication Dependence
If you have concerns about forgetting your allergy medication, you may appreciate the ability to minimize symptoms in a way that could also lessen your dependence on this method of symptom management. Allergy injection therapy may not completely eliminate all symptoms, but many patients do report a noticeable reduction in the severity of reactions. Reducing your reliance on allergy medication may have additional benefits that include:
• Minimizing side effect risks associated with long-term medication use
• Not having to constantly refill medications
• Being able to gradually stop taking certain allergy drugs
Managing Symptoms Better Than What’s Possible with Medication
Some allergy symptoms are frustratingly stubborn. You might, for example, have some allergy attacks that can be quickly brought under control with medication and others that don’t respond as well. If you have this hit or miss reaction to your allergy medications, you may be better off opting for allergy injection therapy so you can build up a natural tolerance instead.
Allowing for More Personal Freedom
It’s not always easy to avoid allergy triggers if you have hay fever, the most common allergic condition, or seasonal allergies. Allergy injection therapy could give you more freedom by minimizing the need to constantly monitor everything that’s within your immediate environment.
Making Life Bearable If You Have Year-Round Allergies
Some allergy sufferers don’t get a break when seasons change. If you have year-round allergies, injection therapy could make your daily life much better as you build up a natural resistance to your allergy triggers. This could be especially beneficial if your allergens can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Reducing Severe Reactions to Stinging Insect Bites
Most people will experience skin redness, itchiness, swelling, or irritation if stung by an insect. However, if you are allergic to stinging insects, your reaction may be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). Some people even go into shock or lose consciousness if stung by an insect and not given treatment immediately. But if you have injection therapy, a sting may no longer produce a severe reaction, which can provide much-appreciated peace of mind if you end up getting stung without access to your emergency medicine.
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Allergy injection therapy is a two-phase treatment. You’ll initially go through a period where doses of your allergen are increased slowly with each injection. You’ll then receive monthly maintenance injections. Allergy shots don’t work on food allergies, but there are many other types of allergies that may be better controlled with therapy of this nature. To learn more, make an appointment with Asthma Allergy Centre! At our convenient locations in Tigard, Beaverton, Newberg, and McMinnville, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!