Allergy Shots in Boerne
Allergy shots, also known as subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), are one of the most commonly used and effective forms of treatment. This is the only treatment available that actually changes the immune system, making it possible to prevent new allergies from developing and asthma. Allergy shots decrease sensitivity to allergens and often leads to lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped. This makes it a cost effective, beneficial treatment approach for many.
Boerne’s Expert Allergy Immunotherapy
Before starting allergy immunotherapy treatment, our expert allergists identify trigger factors for allergic reactions. From there, we determine which course of immunotherapy is best, whether it involves drops or injections. Skin, or sometimes blood, tests are performed to confirm the specific allergens to which you have antibodies. Allergy immunotherapy is usually recommended only if the person seems to be selectively sensitive to several allergens. When you’re looking to reduce allergy symptoms, consider allergy treatment from Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne.
Who Benefits From Allergy Injections in Boerne?
Both children and adults can receive injections, although we do not recommend allergy treatment for children under age five. This is because younger children may have difficulty with the injection process or cooperating with the program in general, not to mention it’s more difficult for younger children to properly articulate any adverse symptoms they may be experiencing, which can have serious health consequences. When considering allergy injections for an older adult, medical conditions such as the risk of cardiac disease should be taken into consideration and discussed with one of our allergists first.
Start Your Journey to Total Health in Boerne Today!
Come into Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne for a warm and friendly practice where you can find help with almost any medical need. We provide primary care for people of all ages and also have board certified provides of sports and aesthetic medicine, as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. From birth on up, we’ve helped families, achieve health and stay healthy for years! Schedule an appointment or stop by our office today and experience the compassionate service that has made us a staple in the community.