How long does an allergy shot take to work?

Allergy shots are designed to help your body recognize the allergen better, thus decreasing your allergic response. Your doctor will start with giving you shots once or twice a week. She or he will then reassess you after about six months to see whether you can start maintenance treatment, which is usually monthly shots all year round. Patients usually need to get shots for three to five years and then may be able to stop having shots.

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