See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: Getting Answers About Allergy Shots

Information you should consider

(HealthDay News) -- If you have allergies and are tired of battling their symptoms, you should ask your doctor about allergy shots.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this information about allergy shots:

  • Allergy shots are often effective against pollen allergies, eye allergies, allergies to bee stings and allergic reactions to some medications.
  • Pregnant women should not start taking allergy shots, but might be able to keep taking them if the shots began before pregnancy.
  • People with bad asthma or heart problems usually shouldn't get allergy shots.
  • Children under age 5 usually shouldn't get allergy shots.
  • Initially, allergy shots are given once or twice a week. Eventually, the frequency will drop to about once a month.
  • It may take at least six months to get relief from symptoms after you begin allergy shots.
Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.