Greensboro, NC Allergy Shots
Is it that time of year again when your seasonal allergies start acting up? When your immune system encounters a foreign substance and has a reaction to it, that is an allergy. Common allergens include pet dander, certain foods, bee stings, and, of course, pollen. These reactions can manifest as inflamed air passages or skin, or even issues with your digestive system. Depending on the severity and frequency of your reactions, you may want to consider allergen immunotherapy. This treatment is usually given as injections, otherwise known as allergy shots. LeBauer Allergy & Asthma provides allergy shot services for patients throughout Greensboro, NC and the surrounding communities. Reach out to our office today to discuss your situation and set up an appointment!
Benefits of Allergy Shots
This treatment method is used to minimize symptoms and reduce the need to take other medicine, but it will not “cure” your allergies. Nonetheless, as long as you stay on schedule with your allergy shots, you can expect a noticeable change in your quality of life. The benefits of allergy shots are numerous. They lower your sensitivity to triggering substances, helping you to develop an immunity over time. This is similar to how a vaccine works. Also, they are effective for all varieties of allergies, including seasonal, indoor, and venomous, and can even help with conditions like asthma and eczema. Allergy shots are seen as a long-term solution compared to allergy medications, which only temporarily mask your symptoms. To learn more about the many advantages of this treatment method, contact our allergy specialists today!
How Do Allergy Shots Help with Pollen Allergies?
Yes! Allergy shots are a wonderful way to increase the immune systems of anyone with pollen allergies. Your doctor will give you an allergy shot containing the allergen you have trouble with and increase the dose every time you receive an allergy shot. The idea is that anyone dealing with pollen allergies will be able to get some relief by receiving allergy shots because their immunity to pollen will increase over time. It is the same thing that other yearly immunizations such as the flu shot do for us.