Allergy shots are an excellent way to gain control of your allergies long-term. Allergy shots consist of a series of shots containing allergens that you are allergic to administered in a medical office with gradually increasing doses until a maintenance dose is achieved. The shots are then continued for a period of 3-5 years. For much of this period, they are given on a monthly basis.
The shots are given subcutaneously (just under the skin) so they are not painful. Allergy shots are available for pollen as well as animals such as dogs and cats. They are used by both adults and children five years and above. They are exceptional in that they prevent and/or cure your allergies long-term, even years after shot discontinuation.