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Accelerated, or rush, immunotherapy is done very quickly to increase your tolerance to an allergen. There are different schedules for the shots that try to achieve a maintenance dose more quickly than standard immunotherapy. For example, a rush immunotherapy schedule might include:
- Shots given every few hours instead of every few days or weeks.
- Maintenance dose reached in 1 to 8 days.
All immunotherapy should be done in a doctor's office or clinic so that emergency care is available.
Rush immunotherapy may be done if:
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
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