Target the Root Cause of Your Allergies in Texas

When your immune system detects a foreign substance that it considers a threat, it starts producing antibodies to fight it. These antibodies cause your typical allergy symptoms: a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, or itchy skin. What if you could teach your immune system to recognize the substances you are allergic to without triggering an allergic reaction? That’s what allergy shots do. By gradually exposing your immune system to known allergens, allergy shots in Sugar Land can help build up a natural tolerance towards them.

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Who Can Benefit From Allergy Shots?

Some allergy triggers are more difficult to avoid than others. If you are allergic to grass, trees, weeds, or dust, it can be next to impossible to avoid them. Even trying to limit your exposure to them can have a significant impact on your quality of life. With allergy shots, you don’t have to. When your body can tolerate pollen, dust, pet dander, or insect venom, you can go about your daily activities without having to be cautious or worried. Allergy shots may be a suitable option for you if:

  • You are affected by seasonal allergies for more than three months per year.
  • You have a hard time avoiding your allergy triggers.
  • You want to address the cause of your allergies, not just their symptoms.
  • You wish to decrease your reliance on oral medications.

How Many Shots Will I Need to Get?

Allergy shots contain a tiny amount of the substance you are allergic to, such as pet dander, pollen, or dust. This amount will be enough to stimulate an immune response, but not enough to trigger a full allergic reaction. As the dose is gradually increased, your body builds up a resistance to the substance. At first, you will be getting a shot once or twice a week. While the dose is being increased, you will be getting about one shot per week. Once you have reached the maximum dose, the frequency will decrease until you are getting about one shot a month. 

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How Long Will I Continue to Get Shots?

This will depend on your individual circumstances. Your treatment plan will be customized to suit your unique needs. Typically, maintenance shots are continued for 3-5 years to achieve lasting results. 

When Will I Notice Improvements?

This varies from person to person, but most patients will notice significant improvements within the first six to twelve months.

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Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

With 15 locations in Texas, we provide patients across the state with comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care. Our goal is to work together with you to create a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best possible outcome. Our treatment plans are always tailored to meet your individual needs. Regardless of your age, condition, or diagnosis, we are committed to helping you achieve lasting relief. 

With 18 convenient locations across the greater Houston & San Antonio areas, we’re never far away.

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