Don’t just manage allergy symptoms–prevent or reduce them with allergy shot treatment in Camarillo CA
If you suffer from severe hay fever or insect sting allergies, the world can seem like a very hostile place. Allergy shots in Camarillo CA can help you feel more at home by training your immune system not to see harmless substances as a threat. This treatment is almost like a vaccine for allergies–by repeatedly exposing you to a small amount of the allergen, allergy shots help your body build up a natural immunity to it. You can rely on our expert allergy doctors to create a safe and effective treatment plan for your unique needs, based on protocols endorsed by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.
Hay Fever Allergy Shots
Because the allergens that trigger hay fever (and allergic asthma) are so pervasive in the environment, it is extremely hard to manage hay fever by avoidance. For many individuals, medications are not a satisfactory solution either. However, with allergy shots in Camarillo CA you can develop a tolerance for common allergens like:
- Pet Dander
- Dust Mites
Insect Sting Allergy Shots in Camarillo CA
If you have already had one bad reaction to an insect sting, your next sting could be even worse. You may even be at risk of anaphylactic shock, a reaction that could be fatal. No matter how vigilant you are about avoiding contact with venomous insects, you will still have that fear of anaphylactic shock hanging over you. Unless, that is, you use allergy shots in Camarillo CA to help you build a natural immunity to the venom of:
- Yellow Jackets
- Paper Wasps
- Fire Ants
What to Expect from Allergy Shot Treatment in Camarillo CA
Allergy shot treatment consists of three main phases:
- Testing: Naturally before we begin allergy shot treatment in Camarillo CA, it is important to identify all your allergic triggers. Our expert allergists can provide allergy testing for this purpose.
- Build-Up Phase: Treatment begins with weekly or biweekly visits to our clinic for allergy shots. We will increase the dose of allergen in each shot slowly over 3 to 6 months until we reach the target dose needed to build your immunity.
- Maintenance Phase: Once the target dose has been reached, you will continue to receive allergy shots every 2 to 4 weeks for 3 to 5 years. Some people see their allergy symptoms diminish or disappear after a year, but most would experience a relapse if treatment was not continued.
Ready to Learn More?
Want more information about allergy shots in Camarillo CA? Please call 805-658-9500 now for an appointment at Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group.