Allergy Clinic Information

A nurse assisting a patient

Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is a form of long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy) or stinging insect allergy.

Allergy shots decrease sensitivity to allergens and often leads to lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped. This makes it a cost-effective, beneficial treatment approach for many people.

Returning Allergy Injection Patients:

  • Make an appointment by calling 404-385-4995.
  • The Travel, Allergy and Immunization Department is located on the first floor.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time and check in at the kiosks located in the main lobby or in the waiting area of the Travel, Immunization and Allergy Department.
  • Sign in at the desk once you have arrived and have checked in on the computers

Forms

Please call us at 404-385-4995 to schedule an appointment with one of our allergy nurses to review your completed, signed paperwork and to schedule your allergy injection appointments for the semester. The Allergist Letter must be signed by your Atlanta based allergist prior to this appointment.

** All documents must be completed prior to your first appointment for an allergy injection. You can download all the required allergy forms below:

Schedule Your Appointment

Call (404) 385-4995 to make your first allergy injection appointment. If you are a brand new allergy patient and have never received allergy injections prior to this visit, you must receive the first three (3) injections at your allergist's office. We require that you have an EpiPen at each visit and wait 30 minutes after your allergy injections. We will not administer your injections if you do not have an EpiPen or do not agree to wait 30 minutes.

Reactions

LOCAL REACTIONS: Swelling at the injection site, itching or redness - This can normally be reduced by premedicating with an antihistamine, applying ice or a topical anti-itch cream.

SYSTEMIC REACTIONS: Hives, swelling of the lips or tongue, wheezing or shortness of breath. Please use your epi-pen and seek emergency medical attention immediately. If you are still in the clinic tell the nurse immediately. If you are not in the clinic please call 911.

General Information

  • If your allergist requires you to pre-medicate before your injection and you have not done so, YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE.
  • Always bring antihistamine medication and an EpiPen® with you when you come for an injection as a safety precaution. 
  • You must have injection sites checked by a nurse 30 minutes after injection. There are no exceptions to this policy. You must wait inside the Stamps Health Services building during your wait time. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS SAFETY POLICY WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF ALLERGY INJECTIONS AT STAMPS HEALTH SERVICES.
  • Before leaving Stamps Health Services, please go to the cashiers desk to check out.
  • While waiting to have the injection checked, notify the nurse if you experience any of the following:
    • runny nose
    • wheezing
    • sneezing
    • itching
    • flushing
    • hives
    • shortness of breath
    • facial swelling
    • coughing
    • anxiety
    • pins and needles sensation of the skin
    • nasal congestion

 

 

Questions

The RN giving the injections will ask the following questions:

  • Did you have any reactions from your last injections?
  • Are you sick?
  • Are you taking any new medications since your last visit and did you premedicate if necessary?
  • Have you had any asthma incidents or problems breathing?
  • If female, are you pregnant?
  • Do you have your EpiPen® and antihistamine with you?
 


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