Can a series of injections actually cure your allergies? Not really. But they can make you feel like you don’t have allergies by retraining your immune system. And that may be the next best thing to a cure. Find out more about immunotherapy.
Some reasons to undergo this treatment include:
1. If you have a life-threatening allergy to a particular insect venom, and that insect season is about to start.
2. Shots are only available from an office that is far from your home, and you cannot make the needed number of visits.
3. You are about to travel.
Unfortunately, rush immunization is not effective for all patients, but has been proven to work in most. Those worried about adverse effects of this fast-paced immunization schedule should know the treatment is proven safe by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In 2006, the college reported that the protocol for administering this type of treatment to patients with multiple allergies is highly safe and effective. If you are considering rush immunotherapy, speak to your allergist today to find out if it’s right for you.