My husband had allergy shots for his severe ragweed and feather allergies. He continued them for about
four year, then stopped because his symptoms were all gone. That was in 1985. He hasn't had an asthma attack or a serious allergy problem since. Of course, he still doesn't sleep on a feather pillow.
Sara, I think most allergist will tell you that even after desensitization, it can be risky to expose yourself to large doses of the allergen. Most would say the treatments may make you able to visit home where there are cats, but would not recommend your living with a cat.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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