Georgia is beautiful in the spring time – the azaleas, the dogwoods, the God-awful tree pollen!
I suffered through many a lovely spring with terrible allergies that only grew worse with each of my pregnancies. I slogged through the haze with a Zyrtec prescription and finally started allergy shots. I wanted to hit the maintenance level quickly so I took three shots, twice a week for several months.
And while I think the allergy shots did help my symptoms, I am wondering at what point parents are willing to put their kids through all those shots?
A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology showed children who get allergy shots had lower health care costs over 18 months than otherwise similar children. The cost of their shots, about $600, was more than made up by drug savings and fewer doctors’ visits and hospitalizations, according to an article in USA Today.
So doctors are trying to come up with ways to make immunotherapy more appealing with non-shot