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Allergy shots are a type of immunotherapy to help treat allergic
rhinitis and allergic asthma. Small doses of substances (allergens) are
injected under the skin. This may help your immune system reduce or eliminate sensitivity to
the allergen that causes an allergic reaction.
A doctor will do skin or blood tests to find out what
the person is allergic to. Allergy shots are available for some allergies to:
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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