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Do allergy shots work for everyone?

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A lot depends on how many things you're allergic to and how severe your symptoms are. Generally, allergy shots work for allergies to bee stings, pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander. There’s no proof that they work for food, drug, or latex allergies.

From: Allergy Shots: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

National Institutes of Health.

The John Hopkins Sinus Center: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

National Institutes of Health.

The John Hopkins Sinus Center: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 29, 2018

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