Don’t Let Your Allergies Limit You

Some allergy triggers are more difficult to avoid than others. While you can avoid certain foods, substances such as pollen or dust can be impossible to avoid completely. Certain allergies can restrict you in your daily activities and prevent you from doing the things you love. Do you avoid going outside during the pollen season? Or do you refrain from visiting friends or family members who have pets that trigger your allergies? After allergy shots in Pearland, you can do the activities you love without worrying about your allergies. 

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Train Your Immune System to Tolerate Your Triggers

When your immune system detects a foreign substance that it considers to be a threat, it produces antibodies against it. These antibodies give you the symptoms you recognize as an allergic reaction: an itchy nose or eyes, a runny nose, itchy skin, sneezing, coughing, and so forth. Allergy shots introduce known allergens to your immune system gradually, teaching it to recognize them. Each shot contains a very small amount of an allergen, such as pollen, dust, or mold. With a gradual increase of the dose of the allergen, your immune system learns to tolerate it. 

    Am I a Candidate for Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots are effective in treating most seasonal and environmental allergies, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, insect venom, and mold. They aren’t used to treat food allergies. Allergy shots may be a suitable treatment option for you if:

    • You are affected by seasonal allergies for more than three months in a year. 
    • Allergy medications don’t control your symptoms, or they give you side effects.
    • You want to address the cause of your allergies rather than treating their symptoms.
    • You would like to decrease your use of medication.
    • You can’t easily avoid your allergy triggers.
    • You would like to spend more time outdoors.
    • You’re looking for a long-term solution.

    How Many Shots Will I Need?

    Your treatment plan will be personalized to match your individual circumstances and goals. When you begin your treatment, you will be getting a shot once or twice a week. After a few months, the frequency will decrease gradually, until you are getting about one shot per month. These maintenance shots will continue for about 3-5 years, depending on your treatment plan. 

    What Are the Benefits?

    In addition to providing long-term relief, benefits of allergy shots include:

    • They can treat multiple allergies at once.
    • They often prevent the development of new allergies.
    • They are also effective in treating allergic asthma.
    • A natural way of improving immunity to known allergy triggers.
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    At Texas ENT Specialists, we offer high-quality ear, nose, and throat care to both children and adults. Regardless of your age, condition, or diagnosis, our board-certified specialists are here to work together with you to achieve the best possible results. We believe in the collaboration between you and your doctor, and we will work closely with you to help you achieve the long-term results you are looking for. 

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