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:
- You have a life-threatening
allergy to insect venom, and the insect season is
about to start.
- Shots are only available in a clinic that is far
away from your home, and you cannot come in once a week for
- You have severe
- You are about to
- Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) for Allergic Rhinitis
- Immunotherapy for Allergies to Insect Stings
|By: ||Healthwise Staff ||Last Revised: January 5, 2012|
|Medical Review: ||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology