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Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are given to increase tolerance to an allergen. They are given in the upper arm once or twice a week for several years. Ideally, the allergies will be cured, although symptoms may not completely go away. Before and after shots, you will be asked to avoid vigorous activities. Allergy shots are usually best for those who suffer allergies for more than 3 months each year or have severe allergies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how allergy shots work, what to expect afterward, and much more.

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