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Allergies: Rush Immunotherapy

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Overview

Accelerated, or rush, immunotherapy (allergy shots) is done very quickly to increase your tolerance to an allergen. There are different schedules for the shots that try to achieve a maintenance dose more quickly than usual. For example, a rush immunotherapy schedule might include:

It is usually done by a specialist. Having a severe reaction to this treatment is more likely than with standard allergy shots. All shots should be given in a doctor's office or clinic so that emergency care is available.

Rush immunotherapy may be done if:


Credits for Allergies: Rush Immunotherapy

Current as of: February 10, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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