When Can You Get a Pet After Immunotherapy?

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How can I stop being allergic to pets?

Some people may develop a tolerance if they’re around their pets long enough or they may outgrow their allergies. For others, you may want to consider immunotherapy. Immunotherapy works to retrain your immune system to develop a tolerance to pet allergens.

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How long after you start immunotherapy, do you have to wait before you can get a cat or dog? I'm Dr. Manan Shah, I'm an ENT and allergist with Wyndly Health. Unfortunately, the answer to this question varies. It really depends on how severe your allergies are.

But in general, I tell patients that you can wait about two to three months before you can test out whether you're responding to cats or dogs after you've started your allergy drops or your allergy shots. If you'd like to learn more, please subscribe.

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