Early treatment of allergies has been shown to relieve symptoms and prevent the development of other related conditions such as asthma. Besides allergy medications, your allergist may recommend that you receive allergy shots.
Allergy shots allow your immune system to change the way it responds to the allergens that make you sick. This means you will be better able to tolerate exposure to those allergens and exhibit minimal symptoms. When you get an allergy shot, you will actually receive the allergen that is making you sick. This is done in a way that strengthens your immune system so that you become “immune” to the allergen. Allergy shots have been found to be effective in the treatment of rhinitis and asthma. When started early in the disease process, allergy shots may help reduce the chance that a child will develop asthma later in life.
During the flu season it is important to note that in order to better treat any possible patient reactions, all patients receiving the flu vaccine must wait 24 hours before resuming allergy shots.
ARC offers allergy shots by walk-in and phone appointments, depending on the location. Allergy shot locations and schedules are listed below. Call your allergy shot office to make an appointment. Regular allergy schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday -7:30-5:30
Extended Allergy Appointment Hours
- ARC Wilson Parke After Hours Clinic offers allergy shots for your convenience. Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm. Call ARC Wilson Parke After Hours Clinic at 737-247-7200 and press "1" to schedule an appointment!
- ARC South 1st Specialty offers extended hours Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:00-5:30pm. Call ARC South 1st Specialty at 512-443-1311 and press "1" to schedule your evening appointment today!