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Old 11-24-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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how long do you take allergy shots for dust mites?

how long do you take allergy shots for dust mites?

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:01 AM   #2
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Re: how long do you take allergy shots for dust mites?

A long time.

Usually a course of allergy shots will run for at least 2-3 years. They slowly ramp you up to the maximum dosage (which can take a year), keep you at the maximum for about a year (or longer) and then may taper you off. In some cases, when they taper off the shots your symptoms will return and they have to start over.

It's a long-term commitment.

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:16 AM   #3
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Re: how long do you take allergy shots for dust mites?

All the docs around here do the 5 year regimen. I have lots of other allergies besides dust mites but have done 5 years all 3 times I've done the shots (I'm 62).

 
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