Allergy Shots Directory
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.
Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Seasonal allergy symptoms can often be prevented by using immunotherapy allergy shots. Learn how allergy shots work and who should consider getting them.
Which Allergies Do Shots Work For?
Allergy shots don't work for all kinds of allergies. They help for some kinds of allergies better than others.
Allergy Shots for Asthma
If you suffer with allergies and asthma, allergy shots may help decrease your sensitivity to allergy triggers.
Causes of Allergies
Learn more about common allergy triggers and what happens in the body during an allergic reaction.
Allergy Shots: Underused Treatment?
Many scowl at the mention of allergy shots. But experts say they can offer lasting relief -- freeing people from daily allergy medications.
Should I Get Allergy Shots?
If you’ve got seasonal allergies, you might be considering allergy shots as the answer to all your sniffling and sneezing. Here’s the rundown on who should consider them.
Blocking Allergy Symptoms: How Pretreatment Works
Tackle allergies before they start, and you could be breathing a lot easier.
How to Survive Spring Allergy Season
Get tips on how to manage your hay fever with drugs, nasal sprays, allergy shots, and more.
Allergy Tablets vs. Allergy Shots
Are allergy tablets a good alternative to allergy shots?
What to Know About Allergy Shots and Testing
Did you know that it’s possible to get rid of your allergies altogether? It’s natural, safe, and proven to be effective.
What Can a Specialist Do for Your Allergies?
Turn to a board-certified allergist to tackle your allergies—Dr. Redding explains why.
The Truth About Allergies
We separate fact from fiction about identifying allergy triggers and what you can do to stop them in their tracks.