⚠️ Attention Allergy Patients
We have resumed allergy shots! If you or your child is an allergy patient and you have not heard from us, please call (505) 327-4429 to schedule an appointment.
Effective Allergy Treatments in Farmington, NM
The path to relief leads to Pinon Hills Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Specialists. When you come to us for allergy treatment in Farmington, NM, you can find the freedom you crave from sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes.
Rather than just masking the symptoms with medication that makes you drowsy, we employ direct exposure to your allergens as the best way to reduce or eliminate them as triggers. This method is a long-term solution that boosts your immune system’s ability to cope.
How it Works
When you come to us for help with your allergy issues, treatment may begin with a blood or skin test. In a skin test, a tiny sample of the suspected allergen is scratched onto your skin to check for a reaction. A blood test can also determine this. Based on the results, our physician or his assistant determines whether an injection will work for you.
Injections are given in the upper arm one to three times weekly for three to six months. The amount is slowly built up to boost your immunity to the allergen. Following these injections, you come to the clinic once a month for three to five years. At the end of this period, your body’s tolerance is greatly increased, and your symptoms may decrease or disappear. It may be possible then to control reactions with the injections or stop the shots entirely.
The key to this allergy treatment is regular doctor visits while your body is getting desensitized. It’s not an instant solution but can be very successful with a combination of diligence and determination. Your immunity can increase to a point where the allergen does not affect you.