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Allergy Injections From An Allergist Near You

Allergy Shots

Allergies can significantly impact a person's life, manifesting a range of symptoms from mild irritations to severe, life-threatening reactions. Common symptoms of allergies include sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and difficulty breathing, all of which are caused by the body's immune system overreacting to a usually harmless substance.

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, offer a long-term solution for reducing allergy symptoms. By administering small amounts of the allergen in gradually increasing doses over time, this treatment helps your immune system become less sensitive to the allergen.

Lisa Hutto, MD: Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Disease specializes in allergy treatment and offers personalized care for patients struggling with allergies. As an expert local provider of allergy care, Dr. Lisa Hutto is dedicated to helping her patients find lasting relief from their symptoms. She specializes in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of allergic conditions, leveraging the latest in allergy treatment methodologies, including allergy shots.

If you're struggling with allergies and looking for relief, don't wait. Schedule an appointment online today with Dr. Hutto and take the first step towards managing your allergies more effectively.


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The Science of Allergy Immunotherapy

When your body encounters an allergen, it can trigger an allergic reaction. This is because your immune system mistakenly identifies the allergen as a harmful invader and overreacts, releasing chemicals like histamines into your bloodstream. These chemicals are responsible for the symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, itching, and difficulty breathing.

Allergy shots are an effective allergic reaction treatment because they target the underlying cause of the allergy, not just the symptoms. Over time, regular injections can change how your immune system reacts to allergens, decreasing the severity of allergic reactions or leading to lasting remission of allergies.

There are three phases of immunotherapy for allergies:

  1. Build-Up Phase: This phase involves receiving injections with increasing amounts of the allergens about one to two times a week. The goal during this phase is to gradually increase the allergen dose to reach what is known as the maintenance dose. This phase typically lasts from six to ten months.
  2. Maintenance Phase: Once the maintenance dose is reached, the injection frequency can be reduced. The maintenance phase continues for three to five years and is crucial for building long-term tolerance to the allergen.
  3. Long-Term Relief: Many patients experience significant relief from their allergy symptoms after the completion of the maintenance phase. In some cases, this relief can be permanent, while in others, additional maintenance shots may be needed at longer intervals.

By seeking treatment from a qualified allergist like Dr. Lisa Hutto, patients can expect a thorough evaluation and a treatment plan tailored to their specific allergy profile. Her expertise in delivering allergy shots offers hope to those suffering from persistent and debilitating allergic reactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are allergy shots for?

Allergy shots may be recommended for individuals who have been diagnosed with allergies and experience symptoms that significantly impact their daily lives. Additionally, people who experience allergy-induced asthma or sinus disease may benefit from this treatment. Dr. Hutto will work with you to determine if allergy shots are the right treatment for you.

Are allergy shots painful?

While there may be some discomfort during the injection process, most patients experience little discomfort. However, if you have a fear of needles or concerns about pain, Dr. Hutto can discuss ways to make the experience more comfortable for you.

How much do allergy shots cost?

The cost of allergy shots can vary depending on factors such as the type and severity of allergies, insurance coverage, and the length of treatment. At Lisa Hutto, MD: Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Disease, we'll work with you to determine the most cost-effective and affordable treatment plan for your specific needs and ensure that you know the costs upfront. 

How can I schedule an appointment for allergy shots near me?

After you have seen Dr. Hutto and allergy shots have been prescribed, our office provides privately scheduled allergy shots with no wait which makes the experience faster and more convenient.

Does Dr. Hutto have privately scheduled allergy shots and evening hours?

Yes, we are the only allergy practice that privately schedules allergy shots which makes your visit faster and more convenient. We also offer convenient evening hours so patients don’t have to miss work or school.

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