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Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)

If you experience severe allergy symptoms or have not responded well to allergy medication, immunotherapy from Ogden Clinic may be a treatment option for you. The purpose of immunotherapy is to expose the body to a small, controlled amount of an allergen that will trigger a reaction. Allergy shots at Ogden Clinic contain just enough of the allergen to stimulate the immune system but not enough to cause a full allergic reaction.

What’s the benefit of allergy shots for Ogden patients? When your body receives small amounts of an allergen over time, your immune system builds a tolerance to the allergy while your body becomes immune to the reaction. Immunotherapy is used to help the body build immunity naturally.

Visit an Ogden Clinic ENT specialist to determine if this treatment is right for you. Immunotherapy provides relief for many allergies including:

  • Seasonal allergies (pollen, trees, grass, and weeds)
  • Indoor allergens (dust mites, dander, mold, etc.)
  • Insect stings (bees, wasps, or hornet stings)

Immunotherapy at Ogden Clinic occurs in sessions over time. Every session is monitored by an ENT specialist during and after treatment. Allergy shots at Ogden Clinic are usually administered into the patient’s arm, just under the skin.

When given properly, immunotherapy is over 90% effective. It has been proven to decrease allergy symptoms, medication use, and prevent new allergies from developing. Immunotherapy is even used for asthma sufferers!

Talk to an ENT specialist at Ogden Clinic today if you experience severe allergy reactions or want to decrease the amount of medication you currently take for your allergies.

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