What are the Benefits of Allergy Shots?

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system sees a substance, like pollen, dust mites or animal danders, as harmful and overreacts to it. More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year; it is the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.

Though allergies can develop at any age, they typically begin in early childhood as eczema or allergic rhinitis and may also develop into asthma. Immunotherapy (allergy injections) is the only known treatment that may potentially prevent asthma, an often-lifelong (and life-threatening) illness.

Carolina Allergy & Asthma Consultants in SC’s Midlands can provide significant long-term relief from allergies.

What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy treatment (allergy shots) is a highly individualized treatment program that involves regular injections to help train the immune system to be less sensitive to specific allergens. Injections contain a tiny amount of the substance or substances that trigger your allergic reactions and are given in gradually increasing doses, which causes your level of allergy to progressively decrease.

What are the benefits of allergy shots?

Early intervention for allergies has been shown to slow or stop the progression of allergies and, in some cases, keep people from developing asthma. Here are additional benefits of allergy shots:

• They provide long-term relief of allergy symptoms.
• They train your immune system to reduce its allergic response.
• They may help prevent asthma from developing.
• They can reduce the severity of eczema flare-ups and asthma attacks.
• They can improve mental health, especially when symptoms have taken a toll on your health and happiness.

If you’re tired of feeling tired, stuffy, and uncomfortable and are interested in considering individualized allergy shots in Columbia, South Carolina, call Carolina Allergy & Asthma Consultants at 803-973-7956. Our board-certified allergy and asthma specialists are dedicated to helping you feel better through comprehensive treatments and compassionate care.