Shots for grass allergies and accelerated shot treatment

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/27/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
As an athlete I'm not so concerned about a runny nose but I experience decreased lung capacity and develop a distracting itch (rash) on any skin surface that comes into contact with grass. This is very problematic for my performance and training.

After 23 years I think I'm ready to deal with weekly shots.

1. Are allergy shots effective for dealing with the skin and lung reactions to grass allergens?
2. Is rush immunotherapy a viable option?

I'd be interested in hearing other's experience with this issue.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/28/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My Brother has severe outdoor allergies (grass, trees, weeds, mold). He used to avoid doing anything outside. His Allergist finally talked him in to trying allergy shots, and now he goes hiking every weekend, and during some of his vacation time, spends 1-2 weeks hiking and camping with friends. The allergy shots have helped him tremendously. It isn't 100% gone, but he's still getting the shots, and still thinks the shots help a whole lot.

Only your doctor can determine whether or not you are able to do the rush immunotherapy.

Also, you might consider looking into NAET, since it can work faster than regular allergy shots.

Good luck,
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