...For people with allergic asthma, allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be effective at reducing allergic triggers to asthma. An allergist would evaluate to determine if he/she thinks you would benefit from allergy shots. Asthma should be controlled as best as possible with medications before starting allergy shots....
...Because you are being injected with things you are allergic to, there is a risk of having an allergic reaction. Most patients do not have any side effects and those that experience side effects typically have localized itching and swelling at the injection side. In very rare cases, people experience severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. Most cases of anaphylaxis happen shortly after the allergy shots are given that is why you are required to be monitored in the clinic for a period of time. The allergy office is prepared with the needed medications to treat patients with severe reactions. The risk of a fatal reaction is extremely small, but there have been a few cases of patients having fatal reactions. Because of this, it will be important that you understand the protocol and instructions for the allergy shots. There are many safety procedures in place to prevent serious reactions. If you have any questions about the protocol or risk, you should thoroughly discuss with your allergist before starting.
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