What’s the best way to manage your allergies?
Dealing with allergies can be confusing, because there are a lot of options and each individual responds to allergens differently. But if your allergies are not under control, it may be time to talk to your allergist about allergen immunotherapy, a long-term solution that involves allergy shots and/or tablets.
This tool is designed to help you and your doctor compare the benefits, risks and alternatives of allergy medications (pharmacotherapy) to allergen immunotherapy. It begins with a series of questions to focus in on your current allergy symptoms and challenges as well as questions that highlight your treatment preferences and any lifestyle constraints that may limit your ability to adopt one treatment option over the other. The tool also contains more information about allergies, medications and environmental controls typically used to address allergies.
Once you’ve completed the questions, you and your doctor will examine and discuss the pros and cons of allergen immunotherapy so that together you can decide on the best treatment option for you.
The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with the patient’s own allergy specialist. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. Only approved treatments are discussed.