Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.

The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years.

Those who received the allergy shots had a 55 percent reduction in symptoms and a 64 percent decrease in their use of allergy relief medication, according to the study results.

They were published Feb. 9 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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