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Monday, February 24, 2014

Allergy shots while you are pregnant?






Did you know that you can still have allergy shots when you are pregnant? I know moms to be worry about A LOT when they are expecting. You aren't sure what is safe and what isn't.

I was just reading an article in Allergy & Asthma Today,  and they had a short article entitled "Pregnant Mom's Allergy Shots May Help Child." I am WAY past the age of having any more kids, but I always like to learn more about asthma so I can help other moms :)

The short article shares information from Jay Lieberman, MD, from the American Academy College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2013 Annual Conference. His research shows that "Women who are undergoing immunotherapy - allergy shots- don't have to stop when becoming pregnant." He also says that "....continuing the shots during pregnancy might help prevent allergies in their child."

He says it's like when you pass on antibodies to your baby after they are born (that helps protect them until they can fight off illnesses on their own.) So the same thing happens with allergy shots, it can help protect your baby against allergies too.

For anyone who has had allergy shots (immunotherapy) it's not an easy road. Read about our family's experience with allergy shots. 

Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant and having allergy shots. Dr. Lieberman's research shows it's safe, but I would always talk to my own allergy and asthma doc to make sure he agrees. 

After all, even though doctor's businesses make money by getting patients to visit them, they like to make sure their patients are healthy and happy! :)

I hope this helps any of you moms who may be pregnant and wondering what to do about allergy shots.  

8 comments:

  1. I am John Smith. I was suffering from severe chronic asthma since many years. I consulted many doctors but in vain. Recently, one of my friend gave me a reference of this society specially dedicated to the patients suffering from asthma, Columbus Asthma Society. I consulted their main doctor Dr. Summit Shah and now I am recovering rapidly owing to their allergy shots. I would strongly recommend you guys to check Columbus Asthma Society and get the best treatment for all asthma related problems.

    Reference: ColumbusAsthma.com

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  2. Allergy shots are not fun, but are well worth it. I had my testing done as a kid and it was super beneficial. It really explained as to why everything outside made me feel sick. The shots made my life a lot better. http://www.allergyclinicidaho.com/who-can-benefit-from-allergy-shots/

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    1. Bob, glad you are doing well! Shots are awful, but they are worth it in the long run :)

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  3. I've been getting allergy shots for the past year and a half and they've been helping a lot! I actually recently found out that I was pregnant and I was concerned that I would have to stop getting my shots. I'm really happy that I found this post and that I can continue with the shot therapy.
    Claudia Rosenburg | http://www.allergyclinicidaho.com/who-can-benefit-from-allergy-shots/

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  4. Claudia,

    Always check with your doctor, but the Dr. Lieberman says they are safe!

    Good luck with your pregnancy, I hope you are happy and healthy! :)

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  5. Are there certain types of allergy shots you should get while your pregnant? My sister just found out she is pregnant, and she gets pretty bad allergies. What is the safest method for taking care of allergies for a pregnant lady?
    Tzeitel | http://www.allergyclinicidaho.com/who-can-benefit-from-allergy-shots/ http://www.allergyclinicidaho.com/who-can-benefit-from-allergy-shots/

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  6. Always check with your doctor, but the Dr. Lieberman says they are safe!

    and nice blog post

    use of albuterol

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  7. Asthma Inhaler pump is basically used for asthma treatment . It is easy to use inhaler with 2-3 puffs of albuterol inhaler asthma people get relieved from asthma attack. It helps for proper breathing. Basically it is not suitable for pregnant women as it will be affected to their baby child, it is harmful to both of them. So before use need to consult with doctor.

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