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Who can get allergy shots for asthma?

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Allergy shots for asthma might be considered for people who:

  • Have asthma attack symptoms that aren't well controlled by asthma medication or reducing asthma triggers
  • Are allergic to asthma triggers they can’t avoid
  • Have year-round symptoms
  • Have the time and dedication to get treatment that can last many months or years
  • Can’t take certain asthma medicines, such as bronchodilators, or want to avoid using them

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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