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How often can I get allergy shots for asthma?

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Once you and your doctor find out which allergens affect you, the next step is to get the shots. How often you get them varies, but you might get them once or twice a week for the first 3 to 6 months -- or until you reach the maximum dose. After that, you might need maintenance shots every 2 to 4 weeks. This might continue for 3 to 5 years.

Some people feel asthma symptom relief from the shots quickly, but it may take up to a year for others. In some people, allergy shots have no effect.

From: Allergy Shots for Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What are Allergy Shots?"  Grayson, M. and Holtzman, M. 2005.  Stokes, J. and Casale, T. , 2006. Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."



ACP Medicine,American Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What are Allergy Shots?"  Grayson, M. and Holtzman, M. 2005.  Stokes, J. and Casale, T. , 2006. Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."



ACP Medicine,American Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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