Allergy Injections

Immunotherapy is the clinical name for allergy injections, a procedure that involves injecting allergens into the skin in an effort to build up a tolerance to allergies. They are a helpful alternative for people whose symptoms do not respond to allergy medicines. Shots are administered once or twice a week in gradually increasing doses until you reach what is known as a maintenance dose; at that point, injections are given regularly for 3-5 years, allowing your body to build up immunity to the allergen. Your symptoms will get better over time, and may eventually disappear entirely.