Indoor Allergens (cont.)
Allergy shots: These are given to some people who have persistent and disruptive allergy symptoms.
- The shots do not treat symptoms, but by altering the immune response, they prevent future allergic reactions. (This is referred to as allergen immunotherapy.)
- Treatment involves a series of shots, each containing a slightly greater amount of the allergen(s) that cause the reaction.
- Ideally, the person will become "desensitized" to the antigen(s) over time.
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