Immune System

The immune system is the body’s natural defense system that helps fight infections. The immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease.

Allergies: Rush Immunotherapy

Accelerated, or rush, immunotherapy is done very quickly to increase your tolerance to an allergen. There are different schedules for the shots that try to achieve a maintenance dose more quickly than standard immunotherapy. For example, a rush immunotherapy schedule might include: Shots given every few hours instead of…

Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?

Guides you through decision to have allergy-shot immunotherapy to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. Explains how allergy shots work. Covers who should not have them. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Allergies: Should I Take Shots for Insect Sting Allergies?

Guides through decision to take shots for insect sting allergies. Describes different types of allergic reactions. Includes how allergy shots work. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis

Explains what allergy-shot immunotherapy is, why it is done, and what allergies it can help. Covers how it is done, how well it works, and what to expect after treatment. Covers risk factors.