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Allergy Shots

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Injection therapy patients must have an appointment to receive allergy shots.

As you enter the office, check in with the front desk and take a seat. A nurse will call your name to receive your shot. If you feel ill (i.e. fever, flu symptoms, chest congestion), you will not be able to receive your injections.

Please note that it may take up to six months before your injection therapy begins to relieve your symptoms.

If you have any questions, need more information or are unsure about receiving injection therapy, please call our office at (207) 622-8660.

Tips for Injection Therapy Success

  • Space your shots 3-10 days apart while building up to maintenance shots.

  • Expect to wait at least 30 minutes after injections. Always check in with our nurse before leaving.
     
  • Delayed local reactions may occur. These include redness, swelling and warmth at the injection site. Apply a cool compress to the site and take ibuprofen for swelling and warmth. If symptoms last longer than 48 hours, call your physician.

  • Do not do any strenuous exercise for two to three hours after an allergy injection.

  • Keep antihistamines at home and work for short-term symptom relief between injections.

  • Female patients should notify our nurse before treatment if they think they may be pregnant.

  • Please continue taking all allergy medications, as directed by your physician, while on injection therapy,

  • Keep your insurance information up to date with our office and let us know about any changes to ensure your billing is processed properly.

  • If a few months have passed since your last injection, do not hesitate to call our office.