Sherry, my husband has serious allergies to feathers and ragweed. When we were first married, fall was a nightmare. His hay fever kept getting worse and worse and I couldn't get him to go to an allergist. (MEN!) Finally, he had a severe asthma attack and I had to rush him in for a shot of epinephrine.
After that, I insisted he see an allergist. He started on allergy shots, and the following season he still had hay fever but it was tolerable. The second year he was fine during the season. He continued with the shots for about
five years, then stopped them back in about
1982. Now he'll have some sneezing or nasal congestion when he's out in heavy pollen, but controls it with Allegra as needed.
So for him, the allergy shots were very successful.
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