Allergy Shots for Asthma

The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study of the effectiveness of allergy shots for asthma.

About half of 121 asthmatic children were treated with medicines and allergy shots.

The rest were treated with medicines alone.

The doctors found that both groups had equal relief of symptoms over a period of two years.

The allergy shots did not add any discernible benefit over the medicines.

But, if you're taking those shots now, don't miss your appointments.

Discuss your treatment with your doctor.

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