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Cathy Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.
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Conditions:


Atopic Dermatitis
Bronchial Asthma
Food Allergies
Hives & Swelling
Insect Stings
Immunodeficiency
Nasal & Sinus
Pet Allergies


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Dust Mites
Mold


Diagnosis/Treatment:


Skin Testing
Allergy Shots


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WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Cathy Weiss Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 909-1910
Fax: (310) 909-1911



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Allergy Shots & Allergen Immunotherapy:
Allergy shots (Allergen Immunotherapy) are a very effective method used to treat certain allergic conditions. They are approved for the treatment of bronchial asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and stinging insect allergy. Allergy shots are efficacious for both adults and children.

Allergy shots contain allergens and are not a medicine. They induce an immune tolerance so that the body becomes less allergic. They have been used by allergists since 1911 when it was discovered that by giving injections of allergens little by little, allergic symptoms did not occur when the allergens (i.e. grass pollens) were inhaled.

Allergy shots are almost painless. Shots are given once to twice weekly during the buildup phase (typically 6 months) and then once every 2 - 4 weeks. The course is typically 3 to 5 years. Studies have proven that allergy shots effectively decrease medication use and symptoms for certain allergic conditions.














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