What to Expect

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  • Patients are required to wait 20-30 minutes after injections
  • Each office has as a sign-in sheet for injections to let the staff know when a patient has arrived. Please help us identify you as quickly as possible by PRINTING YOUR FULL NAME. Hopefully, you will not have to wait long to receive your injection, BUT you should be sure to allow enough time to wait after your injection.
  • Allergy injections should initially be taken at least once a week. If desired, shots may be taken twice a week. (This will allow you to reach a maintenance level in a shorter period of time.) It is important to remain on a regular schedule to gain the most benefits from allergy immunotherapy. The average amount of time a patient is on injections is 3-5 years.
  • After reaching a maintenance level you will gradually decrease the time between injections. (That is, you will take shots every other week or every third week.)
  • Allergy injections should not be taken if you have a fever, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Allergy injections may be taken if you have a cold or sinus symptoms.
  • If you become pregnant while on injections, please advise the office.
  • Injections may, in most cases, be continued throughout pregnancy, but the dosage will not be increased. Injections may be taken while you are nursing, but we will follow the recommendations of your obstetrician.  Injections may be taken outside of the office as long as they are administered under a doctor’s supervision. Injections may not be given at home.
  • Medications known as beta blockers are not allowed when taking allergy injections. If you have been placed on these (for glaucoma, high blood pressure, or migraine headache), you should inform us.
  • Our office will file insurance. However if your insurance plan requires any type of referral, it will be your responsibility to provide this information. Should you have any further questions regarding your treatment, please feel free to contact our office.