My daughter tested highly allergic to all trees, grasses, weeds, mold, dust mites, cats and dogs when she was 9. She received twice weekly allergy shots for 1 year, then weekly shots for 2 years. Because my husband retired from the military, we were told we would have to take her to an outside allergist for continued treatment. She stopped the shots in November of 1992. Allergy season rolled around and I had not yet gotten her an appointment with a civilian allergist. She had NO symptoms that spring and summer! She remained symptom free for another 4, possibly 5 years.
Her allergy problems eventually returned but not to the extent they were prior to the shots. She now controls her allergies with Zyrtec and Beconase nasal spray. She only uses them about
6 months out of the year and the 2-3 weeks we have a Christmas tree inside.
Also, she has asthma associated with her allergies. She has had NO asthma attacks since beginning the shots and only occasionally needs a rescue inhaler for extreme exercising.
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