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Allergy Shots or not?
minnesotaice posted:
I am allergic to molds, pet dander, ragweed and dust mites.

I don't want to spend tons of money doing allergy shots if they are not going to work. My specialist said that the pet dander shot probably wouldn't work and I have a dog and a cat.

Would Singulair work just as good as allergy shots?
choo_chu responded:
If you have health insurance, each allergy shot will only cost only a couple of dollars. That's cheaper than paying co-insurance for a prescription of Singulair each month. If you don't have insurance coverage, the shots are about $15.00 per shot, which is cheaper than paying for a prescription of Singulair each month. As far as them not working for pet dander, I don't think that's totally accurate. I've been getting allergy shots for cat dander and pollens and I find that they work really well. I have allergic asthma and my asthma and allergies were really bad prior to getting allergy shots. Now I rarely need allergy medication. If I do, Benadryl does the trick. I've alsobeen able to decrease the amount of asthma medication I take.

If your allergies are pretty bad and they affect your asthma a lot, I'd opt for the allergy shots.
sgbl88 responded:
Allergy shots (actually your personal serum) can be very expensive, even with insurance if you have not met your deductible, but it is my opinion that they are very worth it. At some point they will start saving money on other things.

I have been allergic to dogs my entire life (diagnosed before I can remember): but with allergy shots, I am no longer allergic to them. I used to keep tissues in every room of the house, now my teenagers ask, "Where are the tissues?" I have found them to be very effective in improving my overall health and quality of life.

Every person is different, so be patient. It can take a while to see improvement of symptoms, especially with mold allergies. While I did start seeing improvement in symptoms soon after starting therapy, it took four years to realize that I no longer kept the house stocked with tissues.

Singulair can be helpful with allergies, but is really better for allergic asthma. People are different, but I see it more as a supplement to immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy retrains your immune system to stop identifying common substances as allergens. It treats the root cause as opposed to masking the symptoms. Also, Singulair does has some side effects that you may want to look into and discuss with your doctor before starting it.

I hope that helps.
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