Q: Has anyone had experience with allergy shots?
My husband wants to try getting shots for his pet allergies - has anyone else had experience with this? Do they work well? He's allergic to both cats and dogs. We currently have two cats we take care of, but can't have the cats in our home because of his allergies.
Dec 23, 2008
I have been taking allergy shots for over 10 years and they have really helped me. I am allergic to both cats and dogs. I have been retested twice and I have gotten less allergic to both cats and dogs. If your husband hasn't been tested yet, definitely get this done first. I go to a clinic that not only checks on what you are allergic to but how allergic you are to things. I give my own injection every week. Other allergists do them at intervals. My daughter is also on allergy injections and has been on them since last summer. She is doing wonderful! Go for it - cats are great companions.
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Dec 11, 2008
I started allergy shots this past March. 3 weeks ago I made it to my "maintenance" vial. The most concentrated dose I will get. So far they have been working very well. I also have to take an antihistamine with it or they won't let me get my shot. Currently I take a newer med called xyzal. Combined they have made a major improvement in my allergies (including pet allergies). I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and I am allergic to both. I am extremely allergic to my fiancé's parents' cats and since I have been on these I can actually stand to be there for at least a day before the reaction gets bad (in the past it would get bad within 15 minutes).
I say go for it.
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