When medications are not sufficient, allergy shots may be helpful. Dr. Schnipper, a board-certified Allergist located in Murray Hill, New York, and New Rochelle, New York, can discuss the potential benefits of allergy shots with you. For more information about allergy shots, call the Steven Schnipper MD PC office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.
Allergy shots, or immunotherapy, is a way of making patients less allergic. Each week, the patient receives an injection containing allergens. The dose is slowly increased each week, until the patient develops a tolerance. Once the maintenance does is achieved, allergy shots are continued on a monthly basis. This is usually continued for about three to five years, although some patients choose to continue it for longer. This approach is helpful for the vast majority of patients that receive it, and most patients find that they have fewer symptoms and need to take less medication.