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How can allergy shots help me deal with asthma?

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Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, can train your immune system to not overreact to allergic triggers. You get a small amount of the substance that causes your allergy. By giving repeated shots of the substance over a period of time, your immune system eventually stops reacting. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for allergy shots. Sublingual Immunotherapy, which uses medicine that dissolves under your tongue, can be an alternative to shots.

SOURCES:  The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Frequently Asked Questions."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:  The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Frequently Asked Questions."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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