Are Allergy Shots Effective?

Written by Harold Miller

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What Is The Procedure?

Once you have decided that you would like to get allergy shots, you will receive a shot 1 or 2 times a week for about 6 months. Afterwards, your maintenance shots will require you to get one shot a month, year round for about 3-5 years. Once you have received allergy shots on a regular basis for a couple years, you can discuss it with your doctor and they may tell you its okay to stop getting them at that point.

What Are The Side Effects?

Although allergy shots are effective for many individuals in eliminating allergy symptoms, certain individuals may experience some harmful side effects. Some people may experience feelings of shock whenrepparttar shot is initially injected, others may feel light-headed or nauseated. For this reason, doctors are required to keep patients in their office for at least 20 minutes after receiving each shot in order to ensurerepparttar 150560 patient’s safety.

Some people swear by allergy shots while others criticizerepparttar 150561 effects or claim they don’t work effectively. If you are considering receiving immunotherapy, contact your doctor to discuss. Your doctor will give you more insight in order for you to determine if this is something you really want to do.

Harold Miller used to suffer from allergies until he took it upon himself to get educated. While Harold still has the occasional bout, he has learned many ways to improve his allergies and as a result enjoys serving as a contributing editor at – a site dedicated to providing information on forms of allergy relief.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!

Written by Marci L. Crane

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Presbyopia Unlike astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness—which are caused byrepparttar 150559 shape ofrepparttar 150560 eyeball and attributed to genetic factors—presbyopia is an age-related disease. Presbyopia develops during middle age—occurring most often when a patient is in his or her 40’s. Those who experiencerepparttar 150561 symptoms of Presbyopia have difficulty distinguishing objects which are close to them. For instance, those who develop Presbyopia often find it difficult to read a menu, to sew, or to write. Presbyopia can be treated by bifocal contact lenses, (link to: which like most contact lenses are available in various varieties, which include among others, soft and rigid gas permeable lenses as well as disposable or frequent-replacement lenses.

Marci Crane is a web content specialist for 10x Marketing in Orem, UT. She enjoys dancing, aerobic exercise and other health related activities.

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