If your allergy symptoms can’t be controlled by medication, your doctor may recommend immunotherapy injections. Immunotherapy attempts to build a tolerance to an allergen by injecting small, then increasingly larger, doses of it into your body. The hope is that this therapy reduces the frequency and severity of your reactions.
Immunotherapy works especially well for people who have strong reactions to airborne allergens that cannot be avoided, including pollens, dust, molds and animal danders.
If your allergist or immunologist believes you’re a candidate for immunotherapy, your care team will develop an allergy treatment program specifically for you based on your clinical history.