By: Dr. Ojen Masrour on November 11, 2014, 7:44 pm
Southern California residents who suffer from recurring allergic rhinitis (aka allergies), know all too well how disruptive allergies can be to your daily life.
While some people never seem to suffer from allergies, others may have limited specific allergies, while still others may seem to be allergic to everything. In Southern California, where our air quality leaves a lot to be desired, we also have a climate that is well suited for plant life to grow and bloom year-round. For patients with allergies to pollens, molds, weeds and so on, this can make life extremely unpleasant.
At the Healthy Transformation Lifestyle Medical Group in West Hills, CA, Board Certified Physician Dr. Ojen Masrour is dedicated to helping you to manage your overall health through education, treatment of chronic conditions, and the implementation of healthy lifestyle choices. Chronic allergies are certainly an inconvenient condition that can be treated.
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) provided at the Healthy Transformation Lifestyle Medical Group are used to lessen your reaction to common allergens over time. Dr. Masrour will inject small doses of the various substances that you are allergic to intravenously. Initially, you may need to get shots once or twice a week. After time your body will become accustomed to the allergen, thereby producing fewer and less severe allergic reactions. Within several months to a year, you should be on a maintenance dosage of allergy shots only, requiring them less frequently.
Of course, not everyone will be a candidate for allergy shots. At the Healthy Transformation Lifestyle Medical Group in West Hills, CA, Dr. Masrour will determine whether you are a candidate for this type of IV treatment.
Those best suited for allergy shots may include patients in Southern California who:
Suffer severely from allergies, with symptoms such as headaches, facial pressure, tooth pain, scratchy/sore throat, or ear pain
Are allergic to just a few substances, but they are difficult/impossible to ignore (mold, pollen, etc.)
Want to remedy the cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms
Have found that allergy medications do not eliminate symptoms of allergies
React poorly to side effects brought about by allergy medications
Want to prevent the development of a more severe condition such as asthma
Dr. Masrour has provided allergy shots for patients throughout Southern California for many years. Many patients require only monthly shots after reaching the maintenance stage. If you suffer from recurring/chronic allergies, and would like to learn more about how allergy shots may alleviate your pain and discomfort, schedule an appointment at the Healthy Transformation Lifestyle Medical Group today.