Re: Reaction when stopping use of Antihistamines
They want to see how my body reacts to the new vial to ensure I won't have reactions that are too bad. They will inject a "tester" of it under the skin and have me wait for 15 minutes. If my reaction is too large, they send me home and I come back later in the week or the next week. If the reaction is ok, they will give me the first shot.
I'm not sure why it is different from other places. I didn't have to do it the last time I went through the immunotherapy. I chose to go to a different place for my treatment this time. It's actually an allergy clinic attached to my ENT's. I got stopped going to my previous allergy/asthma clinic when after 6 years of visits and immunotherapy they still didn't even know my name. They also would only treat one allergen the second time. My current treatment is actually treating 28 of my allergens....and they great me by name every time.
By the way, Aveeno oatmeal baths have been helping with the itch a bit.
Last edited by MountainReader; 04-01-2009 at 08:12 PM.