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Should I get allergy shots if I have asthma?

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You can train your immune system to not overreact to allergy triggers. Doctors do this by giving you allergy shots (immunotherapy) for asthma. An allergy shot is 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 causing the allergic reaction. Ask your doctor if you should get allergy shots for preventing asthma attacks.

From: Allergies and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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