The benefits of allergy shots

Allergy shot or desensitization is treatment for allergyAllergy shots, also called immunotherapy, are a type of long-term treatment that can be used to relieve the symptoms of an allergy. Allergy shots work by slowly exposing a person to small amounts of the allergen in question, which over time can help reduce the severity of their allergic reactions. Dr. Payam Daneshrad of Torrance and Santa Monica, CA is a dedicated professional who can help patients determine if they are a good fit for allergy shots. At the Daneshrad Clinic, he offers this and many other solutions for patients to consider when it comes to allergies and allergic reactions.

What are the advantages of allergy shots?

The benefits of allergy shots include:

  • Relief from allergy symptoms: Allergy shots can provide significant relief from the sneezing, itching, and watery eyes that are common with allergies.
  • Fewer medications: For people who suffer from severe allergies, allergy shots can help them reduce or even eliminate their need for medication.
  • Improved quality of life: Allergies can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, but allergy shots can help them feel better and enjoy their life more.
  • Cost-effective: Allergy shots are often more cost-effective than other allergy treatments in the long run.

What can I expect during my appointment for allergy shots?

During your initial appointment, Dr. Payam Daneshrad will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. He will also perform a physical examination and may order allergy testing to confirm that you are allergic to the substances in question.

Your first few allergy shot appointments will be short, as you will only receive a small amount of the allergen. These doses will gradually be increased over time as your body becomes used to them. Most people receiving allergy shots will need to come in for weekly or biweekly appointments for several months before they start to see results. However, the long-term benefits can be well worth the effort for many of our patients.

How do I find out if I am a candidate for allergy shots?

If you suffer from allergies and are looking for a long-term treatment option that doesn’t require daily medications that make you drowsy, allergy shots may be right for you. Talk to Dr. Payam Daneshrad and his team at the Daneshrad Clinic to see if they are a good fit for your particular situation. Call 310-453-6500 to schedule an appointment at either one of his office locations in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA.

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