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  Article ID: 10

  Allergy symptoms combat

  Men's Health

  Dr. Robert Eitches

  Robert Eitches, M.D., FAAAAI (Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology), is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

  Doctor's Advice Dr. Eitches uses allergy shots to combat his symptoms. "You start by being injected with a small dosage of what you're allergic to, and then you get larger doses over time to allow your body to build up blocking antibodies," he says. In the end, your allergic reaction is significantly less, or often nonexistent. Sound too good to be true? There's one small catch: The shots are weekly for about 7 months and then once a month for 3 to 5 years, and you have to go in to your allergist's office to get them. "The inconvenience of having to go to the office is the biggest deterrent," Dr. Eitches says. Each shot costs about $50 with insurance, but when the process is complete, you'll likely have immunity from irritating allergens forever.

  Allergy shots aren't for everyone—you have to have a certain degree of allergy to quality for them. But they're a great option for young people battling allergies and for people who don't like to take a lot of medicines.

  My experience was that my Doctor would not recommend allergy shot or test when my daughter was under age three years but showed series of skin rashes that I believed was a reaction to something. However, I love my doctor and I understood her concerns but at the same time I wanted my daughter's skin clean. I insisted to see allergy doctor and I was able to find out some of the things that my daughter was allergy to.

  As research continues to expose remedy to allergy symptoms and allergy patients are becoming more aware of these combats, allergy sufferer and parents will be more at ease.

  Doctors know best

  Help your Dr. by giving enough information about what you know and see if the same can be used for your symptom(s).

  If you have tried Dr. Eitches method and it works for you, please send us your comment or email us at healthlineplus@maryjay.org

  thanks for sharing Dr





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