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Q: How long does it take for allergy shots to help with symptoms? How do I know if I should look into it?

We checked in with Dr. Christina Abraham with Allergy & Asthma Associates Inc. in Roanoke and among other things if you aren't finding relief with over the counter medicines you may want to see an allergist

She says, immunotherapy usually takes a total of 3-5 years. The process begins with injections twice a week and eventually a patient receives injections every three weeks.

Dr. Abraham says, "About 95 percent of patients notice a benefit and 70 percent of people who receive immunotherapy end up cured from those allergies."

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