Allergies can ruin a person’s quality of life. That’s why the allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers specialize in immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is a treatment in which a patient is injected with small amounts of their allergens on a regular basis at gradually increasing doses. Over a period of time, the allergy symptoms will gradually decrease to the point where a patient may show little to no allergy symptoms within six months. If that isn’t enough to make you want to start this form of holistic allergy treatment, here are more benefits of allergy shots. Allergy Shots Can Improve Asthma Asthma is another disease caused by allergies. Allergens, such as pollen, pet dander, mold, and/or dust mites, often cause wheezing and shortness of breath. Allergic asthma can be improved by avoiding allergens but sometimes, it’s impossible to avoid everything you are allergic to. This is why we perform immunotherapy. Treating your allergies will improve all of your allergy symptoms, including those symptoms caused by asthma. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Allergy Shots Are Effective for Children Allergy shots are safe and effective for children over the age of five. Children can benefit from immunotherapy because they tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. For those with allergies, this can impact their quality of life. It’s best to take your child to one of our pediatric allergists to see if they qualify for immunotherapy treatment. Their allergies will improve significantly over the course of their lives. Allergy Shots Are Completely Individualized Based on Clinical History At NY Allergy & Sinus Centers, a unique treatment mixture is created for every individual. This makes the treatment more effective. We mix all of our treatments in-house, so you don’t have to wait for it to be delivered. This saves you more time and money. When you visit one of our allergy centers, our allergists will get to know you and your clinical history. If needed, we will perform an allergy test to be sure of your allergies before the treatment is started. We make sure every patient gets the individual care they need during the immunotherapy process. Treatment Will Help You Save Money on Allergy Medication Buying daily allergy medications can add up. Many people have to take more than one allergy pill to get relief from their allergy symptoms. This means they have to buy medications more often. If you spend a lot on daily allergy medications, you will benefit from allergy shots. You’ll save more money with this treatment as we accept many insurance plans that cover all or most of the cost. Visit NY Allergy & Sinus Centers for a complete allergy assessment to determine if allergy shots are right for you. Meet the Physician Collaborator Dr. Nejat is an allergist and immunologist that specializes in hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, and food allergies. He is board certified with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Nejat by calling 212-686-4448.