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  1. Jennifer says:

    My daughter’s allergist does not do allergy shots for food allergies. He says they do not work at all. My friend’s allergist says they can work but carry greater risk of severe reaction. So some Drs offer them for food allergies and some don’t.

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @ Jennifer — ah, that makes sense. I’ll admit, shots for food allergies is a new concept to me — I wasn’t aware that any doctors did it! Interesting point about the risk of sever reaction. Sounds like this is an approach that’s still fairly new.

      Thanks for chiming in with this info, Jennifer! Very helpful. 🙂

  2. Gayle Mastrogiovann says:

    Shots might seem like an unusual way to treat allergies, but they’re effective at decreasing sensitivity to triggers. The substances in the shots are chosen according to the allergens identified from a person’s medical history and by the allergist during the initial testing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the standards used in preparing the materials for allergy shots given in the United States.

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @ Gayle Mastrogiovann — Interesting point! I’m familiar with shots for things like seasonal allergens; do allergy shots also help alleviate food allergy symptoms?

      Thanks for commenting, Gayle!

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