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Anyone ever heard of allergy shots on a toddler?

A pediatric allergist recommended weekly allergy shots for my nephew who is 20 months old. No severe on going allergies. Just a severe reaction to ants one time.

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Asked by Shaken1976 at 9:15 AM on May. 24, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Weird, I guess.

    My 5 year old's allergist doesn't recommend shots for that young. Shoot, he won't give her allergy shots now.

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 9:19 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • My 5 yr old cousin just had an appt for an allergy shot. He has reations alot so they wanna find out whats doing it. On a toddler, im not sure

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 9:21 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • That is what I thought. I just think that is a lot of trauma for such a young kiddo.

    Comment by Shaken1976 (original poster) at 9:23 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Sounds like a money thing.

    Answer by Dahis at 9:24 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • My 4-year-old has bad allergies -- but no shots even at her age!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 9:46 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Haven't heard of that.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:53 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • My son has horrible allergies and they told me they earliest they can start is 5 because they are still building immunities to it.

    Answer by momkaribg at 2:33 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • sounds weird to me

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:59 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I'm heard of it, and it's horrid! Doctors will do anything to push meds now a days... Unless your child has life threatening allergies there is NEVER a reason to consider an allergy shot.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:58 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I haven't heard of them at that age! Good Luck!

    Answer by eustacejessica at 4:15 PM on May. 24, 2011

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