Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI -  - Allergist

Beverly Hills Allergy

Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Allergist & Immunologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) Specialist

Dr. Hariri uses safe and effective approaches to immunotherapy, offering an array of allergy shots to help patients in and around the Greater Los Angeles area build up natural resistance to allergens for long-term relief of symptoms.

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) Q&A

by Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy uses a series of injections of diluted allergens to help your body develop an immunity to those substances over a period of time. You might have heard this treatment referred to as “allergy shots.” Immunotherapy injections contain just enough allergens to cause the immune system to kick in without triggering a severe allergic reaction. During the course of your treatment, the amount of allergen contained in each injection will be increased slightly to enable your body to develop an immunity to the substances. As a result, the allergen will no longer trigger an allergic reaction, or the reaction will be significantly decreased.

What's involved in immunotherapy treatment?

The injections used in immunotherapy are usually given in the upper arm one or more times a week over a period of weeks. Initially, treatment will be focused on building up a tolerance to the allergens, a phase that takes about three to six months to complete. Then, in most cases, monthly maintenance shots will be given over a period of several years to ensure your body remains resistant. In some cases, the first phase of treatment may be able to be completed more quickly by “ramping up” the dose in each injection, but because that can also increase the likelihood of a more severe reaction, it can only be done in certain patients. Once each injection is complete, you'll need to stay in the office for about a half hour to ensure a serious allergic reaction doesn't occur.

How long will it take to work?

Most people experience an improvement in symptoms during their first year of treatment and a significant improvement during the second year. Some people require several years of maintenance shots while others may not require ongoing treatment.

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Testimonials

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    "Very caring and knowledgable Doctor! He really knows how to treat allergies. Beautiful office btw!"

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    "Genuine and very helpful! Staff is professional and I only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor."

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    "Dr. Hariri is a very genuine doctor who is very interested in his patients' health and answers any questions you might have so that you feel comfortable."

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    "Competency. Compassion. Respect. Altruism. Four distinct traits that truly encompass Dr. Sherwin Hariri and his practice."

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    "Dr. Hariri is a very compassionate doctor. He took his time and explained everything to me very well! I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"

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    "His office looked very nice and elegant. I was able to get into his clinic immediately and the waiting time to be seen was very short."

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    "Very knowledgable about food allergies. Within 15 min he figured out what I'm allergic to and testing was painless. Highly recommend."

    R-Mean P.
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    "Dr. Hariri was so helpful in my understanding of my seasonal allergies. He took great care of me and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone."

    Caroline T.
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    "Doctor Hariri is the BEST!!! He is a true life saver! He is compassionate and smart. I finally found a Doctor who knows how to treat my eczema!"

    Annette M.
  • Google+

    "He is awesome and really cares about the overall health of his patients. He also has a great assistant!"

    Jacob R.
  • "I had an amazing experience! I came in today as new patient for a severe rash. Dr. Sherwin and his team were more than phenomenal."{

    Dior
  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Sherwin in the future to friends and family members who are seeking the assistance of an allergist in the greater Los Angeles area."

    Winston
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    "I always feel cared for whenever I go to this practice. The doctor is very nice and genuinely cares for his patients. Sabrina is always pleasant and helpful as well."

    Joan
  • Google+

    "I have seen many allergists in the past, and finally I walked into an office where I truly felt the doctor was not only brilliant, but also cared to listen to me."

    Alec P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is the best. He definitely cares about his patients and will go above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Hariri for your amazing help and guidance!"

    Holly B.
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    "Dr. Hariri is a genuine doctor who cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and smart. Thank you Dr. Hariri for everything!"

    Arpine M.
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