Interrupting steps 3 and 4 are where many drug companies are focusing their research. And in fact, there are new medications that seem to come on the market on almost a monthly basis. Your child's pediatrician will probably be up-to-date on all these medications., so I encourage you to inquire about these.
So, we have talked about interrupting steps 1, 3, and 4. But what about step 2? Hasn't anyone looked into that? Well, that is where allergy shots come in. Sometimes controlling the environment and using medications isn't possible or just not enough. In these children, getting allergy shots may be an alternative or something to add to the regimen. In "Allergy Shots: Are They Right for Your Child?", the wheres, whys, and hows of allergy shots are discussed.