Fight Allergies with Allergy Shots After Work & School
August 31, 2016
Do you have a runny nose and sneezing, perhaps some coughing and wheezing? You are not alone, especially here in Austin. The good news, there’s help. ARC now offers allergy shots in the evenings.
Symptoms Year Round
Allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the U.S. You may experience symptoms, seasonally or year round, since Austin is consistently listed in the top cities for both fall and spring allergies by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America.
ARC Allergy and Asthma physicians diagnose and treat allergies and asthma, which can be caused by allergies or by other triggers, such as exercise. The allergies they treat include cedar, which affects many Central Texans in winter, as well as pollen, mold, bee venom, pet dander, food, and more.
Immunotherapy Treatment, Allergy Shots
One treatment option for allergies is immunotherapy, referred to as allergy shots. It uses your body's own immune system to help fight allergens that make you sick. The treatment works like a vaccine and involves injections of gradually increasing doses of the allergen. Over time, allergy shots strengthen your immune system so that you become “immune” to the allergen(s).
Allergy shots can offer you long-term relief from your allergy symptoms even after treatment stops. When started early, allergy shots may help reduce the chance that a child will develop allergy-induced asthma later in life.
Treatment After Work and School
To make it easier for you to access treatments, ARC offers allergy shots at six locations across Central Texas and now has extended hours after work and school at ARC Wilson Parke and ARC South 1st Specialty.
Don’t drop out because you don’t have time. You can schedule your allergy shots at a time that is most convenient for you.