For some individuals with allergies in Coral Gables, FL, taking over the counter antihistamines and decongestants are not the answer to their allergy problems. Allergies can affect every person differently, and can get worse or better with age and environment. At Piniella Asthma and Allergy, our allergist and allergy professionals are dedicated to providing every patient with allergy relief and provide individualized treatment for your allergy needs. One route that some patients may take is immunotherapy treatment for their allergies, otherwise known as allergy shots. This can be a great option for some allergies and individuals who are looking for relief from long-term allergies. Piniella Asthma and Allergy is a clinic with three locations in Florida, and offers top notch allergy relief to patients of all ages. Our clinics are located in Coral Gables and Palmetto Bay and we take appointments throughout the week. Rather than turning to a hospital for your immunotherapy needs, come right into Piniella Asthma and Allergy for attentive and timely allergy shots and expert allergy professionals.
Piniella Asthma + Allergy Allergist, Doctor Piniella, often receives questions about what is involved in allergy immunotherapy treatment, which we have highlighted below for you:
How do allergy shots work?
Vaccines and allergy shots work similarly, where a small amount of allergen is given in increasing doses to a patient in order for them to build immunity to the allergen. This can take time and maintenance for the patient, so the allergy should be a long-lasting one that affects your life regularly enough that you are seeking therapy. The first phase of allergy immunotherapy ranges from three to six months, and the maintenance phase can be decided by your allergist once you receive initial allergy shots.
Who can receive allergy immunotherapy?
Anyone over the age of five can receive allergy shots, but other diseases and health issues should be considered with your allergist before pursuing immunotherapy. Generally, there are minor reactions to allergy shots, such as swelling or discomfort, and severe reactions are very rare. It is always a good idea to review your medical history and health concerns with your doctor before beginning a new medical procedure that may or may not be right for you.
How do I begin with allergy shots today?
If allergy immunotherapy sounds like the right solution for your allergies, then we welcome you to give us a call or make an appointment online today! Our team offers flexible appointments and consultations, and we take the time to talk with you about your treatment options at Piniella Asthma and Allergy in Coral Gables and Palmetto Bay Florida. We have three conveniently located allergy clinics, and our entire team of medical professionals can offer confidential and compassionate allergy services. Piniella Asthma and Allergy looks forward to providing you and your loved ones with great services and hopes to help you feel better soon!