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Allergy Shots Available In Wright, WY

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Allergy Shots Available In Wright, WY

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Indoor allergens? Do you have allergic reactions to insect stings or bites? The Wright Clinic in Wright, Wyoming offers allergy shots to help protect you and help you feel better.

What Are Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots are regular injections over a period of time — generally around three to five years — to stop or reduce allergy attacks. Allergy shots are a form of treatment called immunotherapy. Each allergy shot contains a tiny amount of the specific substance or substances that trigger your allergic reactions. These are called allergens. Allergy shots contain just enough allergens to stimulate your immune system — but not enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction.

Over time, your doctor increases the dose of allergens in each of your allergy shots. This helps get your body used to the allergens (desensitization). Your immune system builds up a tolerance to the allergens, causing your allergy symptoms to diminish over time.

Why It’s Done

Allergy shots may be a good treatment choice for you if:

  • Medications don't control your symptoms well, and you can't avoid the things that cause your allergic reactions

  • Allergy medications interact with other medications you need to take or cause bothersome side effects

  • You want to reduce your long-term use of allergy medication

  • You're allergic to insect stings

Allergy shots can be used to control symptoms triggered by:

  • Seasonal allergies. If you have seasonal allergic asthma or hay fever symptoms, you may be allergic to pollens released by trees, grasses or weeds.

  • Indoor allergens. If you have year-round symptoms, you may be sensitive to indoor allergens, such as dust mites, cockroaches, mold, or dander from pets such as cats or dogs.

  • Insect stings. Allergic reactions to insect stings can be triggered by bees, wasps, hornets or yellow jackets.

Allergy shots aren't available for food allergies or chronic hives (urticaria).

The Wright Clinic is located at 500 Latigo Drive, Wright, Wyoming. Hours are Monday-Thursday: 8 am-12 pm; 1-5 pm; Fridays, 8 am-12 pm; Saturday and Sunday Closed. Have questions about getting an allergy shot? Call us at 307-464-0413.

Article Source: Allergy Shots- Mayo Clinic
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