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Allergy Shots

Allergy shots, or subcutaneous immunotherapy, is a treatment offered at Columbia Allergy to manage your severe allergy symptoms caused by substances in your environment such as dust, pollens, molds, weeds, trees, cats, dogs, and more. Allergy shots may also be a recommended treatment for conditions like allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), eye allergies, hives and rashes. This treatment works by desensitizing your immune system so that it does not overreact and cause symptoms when it comes in contact with an allergy. Our specialists at Columbia Allergy will create a custom shot recipe to target your specific allergens based on your allergy test results. 

Each allergy shot contains a small dose of your custom allergens that will be used to slightly activate your immune system without causing a full allergic reaction. Subcutaneous immunotherapy treatment occurs in 2 stages:

  • Buildup Phase
    • The first stage is called the buildup phase, where you will come into the office at least once a week for an allergy shot. Each week your dose will be slightly increased to work towards desensitizing your immune system in a safe way. This phase typically lasts 7-12 months but can take longer if you are not tolerating the typical increases in your allergy shots each week.
  • Maintenance Phase
    • When you reach the maintenance phase, your dose stays the same and you will typically come into the office once a month for injection. During the maintenance phase, your body still receives exposure to your allergens to continue to train your immune system to not react to these substances long-term. Most patients will stay in the maintenance phase for 3-5 years before their treatment is completed. 

We understand that allergy shots may be a difficult treatment to undergo due to the frequent appointments during the buildup phase. When it is not peak allergy season, we offer several solutions to this problem! You may be eligible to complete cluster shots, where you are given 2-3 doses in a single day each 30 minutes apart. You may also be eligible for rush shots, where you can receive a maximum of 10 doses in a day, all 30 minutes apart. Restrictions for these faster methods do apply, so ask your provider to see if this is an option for you!

If you are not able to commit to allergy shots due to time constraints, you may be a candidate for sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), or even our ultrasound guided intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT) at our Fremont, CA office! If you are interested in our allergy shot treatment, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!

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“Nothing worse than worrying about every cookie and ice cream snack out there that sends us to the ER. Dr.Jain and Dr. Gandhe who are the best. Their expertise and kindness have given us back both dessert and peace of mind. I don't know which one is more appreciated. ”
Hana L.
"Dr.Gandhe always puts my son at ease before treatment. She talks to him directly and in an age appropriate way. My son looks forward to visiting her and the other staff. When I have questions about treatment she responds clearly and, during after hours, Dr. Gandhe responds very quickly. We feel well cared for."
Amy M.
"Dr. Gandhe gives us excellent personalized treatment for my son’s peanut and tree nut allergy. She has a heart for kids with allergies and I feel very safe under her care. My son has already made great progress with his tree nut allergy"
Nikko Y.
"Best Office Ever!"
Georgia B.
"One of the best doctors + staff I have ever met. The care and professionalism is out of this world! We feel comforted and safe at our visit "
"Dr. Jain is very kind and friendly as well as the staff "
Graciela R.
"Dr.Jain and Melissa Hutton PA-C are the best allergy providers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The entire staff is kind and helpful. My allergy care is comprehensive and I never feel rushed through an appointment-"
"Best decision we have made in my son’s life so far"
Merritt F.
"We are very confident with Dr. Jain’s treatment plans and recommendations. The staff at the Fremont office is amazing"
Cherylyn V.
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Manalie J.
"Dr.Gandhe is very patient, explains everything in great detail and answered all of our questions. It helped to ease out our Anxiety about OIT"
Walter M.
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Sarah S.
"We are likely (5 stars) to recommend Dr. Jain to friends and family. Our experience here has been so positive and supportive. It is great clinic and has given us great hopes in treating our son"
Khushi P.
"Extremely great experience. Truly God sent figures. Dr. Jain and Melissa are such wonderful and humble doctors, I have ever met. Thank You. Dr Jain and the entire staff for being with us through the journey. I will recommend him to all the people that I know with allergies
Amrita M.
"Dr. Gandhe has been more than a blessing for us. We love her! She’s so great at talking explaining and planning everything. Her treatment has been spot on and I am so thankful we found you. We love all the nurses, they are so patient and loving"
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