Immunotherapy, or allergy injections, is a treatment used to relieve allergy symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or allergic asthma by administering injections of substances such as pollen, mold spores, dust mites, animal dander and insects to which an individual has been found to be allergic by skin testing. The injections build up a patient’s immunity to allergens and generally, patients find a substantial reduction of their symptoms and need for medication.
Injection Room Hours:
- 7:30am to 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
- 7:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesday.
***If it is your first injection, please arrive before 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 11am on Wednesday.***
You must remain in our office for 30 minutes after your injection. We advise against strenuous activity for two hours following an injection.
Allergy immunotherapy injections are the most effective long-term preventive strategy for allergy treatment. They build up a patient's immunity to the exact items to which he or she is allergic, including pollens, dust mites, molds, animal dander, or stinging insect venoms. Patients on immunotherapy generally have substantial reduction in their allergy symptoms as well as reduced need for medication.
No, once you are an established patient, you’re able to receive injections anytime during our injection room hours.
We advise against strenuous activity, sunbathing, saunas and hot tubs for two hours after your injection. Otherwise, you should be able to return to work or school.
The serum for in the injection is based on an individual’s allergies. After a skin test is done to determine those allergies, serum can be made in about a week then you can start your injections. If you are an established patient not on injections, give us a call and the doctor will determine if you’re a good candidate.
Telephone orders for serum are taken between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday. If you’re in the area, orders can also be placed in office. Please allow 7-10 business days for your serum to be made.
If you are running a high fever or have an asthma flare up, it is best to postpone your injections until you’re feeling better.
In some cases, patients are able to have another medical facility administer the injections which may be closer to home or work! If you are currently on injections, give us a call and your doctor will determine if you’re able to get your injections outside of our office.