Asthma Treatment: Allergy Shots

Asthma Symptoms An European study published in the leading allergy medical journal, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed allergy shots helped people with asthma reduce their steroid medications.

Asthmatic children between the ages of 6-17 requiring daily inhaled steroids to control their asthma were invited to enroll in the 2 year study, wherein half were placed on allergy shots and the other half were treated with medications alone. The group on allergy shots was able to reduce their inhaled steroid dose by 50%, while at the same time maintain better asthma control than before the study

According to Dr. Windom, this confirms observations at Windom Allergy, Asthma & Sinus with patients being treated with allergen immunotherapy, or allergy shots. After 3-6 months on allergy shots patients can typically decrease the medication use for both their nasal allergies and asthma.