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Will allergy shots help my symptoms?

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Allergy shots work best if you have symptoms for longer than 3 months each year. They can help lower your need for meds to control your symptoms.

Also, the FDA has approved four under-the-tongue tablets that can be taken at home. The prescription tablets treat hay fever and work the same way as shots. The goal is to boost your tolerance of allergy triggers.

From: All About Nasal Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis."

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis."

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

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