Allergy Immunotherapy Injections in East Lansing, MI
The Allergist and Dedicated Staff at the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of East Lansing Provide Allergy Shots and Allergy Immunotherapy. Call to Schedule an Appointment or Walk in. Open Monday and Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm.
For many patients with allergies, allergy shots and immunotherapy can provide lasting and even permanent relief. If you’ve been searching for allergy immunotherapy injections near you, then you’ll have access to them here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing. Get in touch with us today or read on to learn all about allergy immunotherapy and how it can help you.
Do allergy injections really work?
Yes, allergy injections really work! They aren’t a quick fix, but there aren’t any quick fixes for allergies. The best method for treating allergies in the long term is allergy injections.
With allergy injections, patients receive ongoing injections over a long period of time. These injections contain a small amount of the allergen the patient is allergic to, such as a kind of pollen. At multiple points during the treatment, the doctor will gradually increase the dosage of the allergen, and at another point, the doctor will decrease the frequency of shots. Eventually, the patient won’t need frequent shots, and finally, the patient won’t need any more shots at all. All the while, the patient’s symptoms will decrease and the patient will be developing a resistance to the allergen.
Allergy injections are a form of immunotherapy. The intent of immunotherapy is to help the patient develop a tolerance for an allergen.
Can immunotherapy cure allergies?
Allergies cannot be cured, but immunotherapy can help patients develop a significant tolerance to a particular allergen. This means that after immunotherapy, a patient will very likely have a reduced sensitivity and response to an allergy trigger. Because of this, immunotherapy is the closest thing to a “cure” for allergies!
It’s possible for some people, particularly children, to simply grow out of an allergy. This is more common with food allergies than with others. For the rest of us, there is no way to get rid of allergies, but immunotherapy is the next best thing.
How much do allergy shots cost?
Allergy shots vary in cost, depending on the frequency and the healthcare provider. Generally, before insurance coverage is applied, the cost is around $800 to $1000 per year. Most insurance providers cover the costs of allergy shots, and here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, we work with most providers.
Some of the providers we work with include, but aren’t limited to, BCBSM, Blue Care Network, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, SPHN, Physicians Health Plan, Cofinity, McLaren, Medicare, Medicaid, and others. Please contact us at our clinic to learn about our costs and the other insurance providers we work with. You can reach us at (517) 324-7020.
Where can allergy shots be given?
Some pharmacies offer allergy shots, but they might not have the particular kind of shot you need on hand, and they might not be able to provide ongoing immunotherapy. The best place to go is always an allergy clinic like ours. These clinics can properly diagnose allergies and suggest a number of other treatments in addition to allergy shots. Allergy clinics can also provide immunotherapy and any other support services a patient might need.
Also, with Allergy & Asthma Clinic, we can provide allergy shots on a walk-in basis, with no appointment necessary. We’re able to provide this service on Mondays or Tuesdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Just walk right in for a same-day shot!
Do you provide allergy immunotherapy injections near me?
Yes, we do! Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing is located over at 2045 Asher Court, Ste. 200 East Lansing, Michigan 48823. Our clinic is open for walk-in patients, so you can just come right on over for your shot, if you like. You can also book an appointment with us at (517) 235-5947.
We look forward to your visit with us here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing!