Many people receive allergy shots to help them combat seasonal symptoms, but one immunologist in Canada is working to create a vaccine to get rid of the issue altogether.
Recently, Mark Larche from McMaster University announced that he is working on developing the "next generation allergy shot" to get rid of allergic reactions once and for all, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"Allergy shots work," Dr. Andrew Saxon, an immunologist at the University of California Los Angeles, told the news source. "The overarching problem is they're dangerous, [not to mention] expensive and slow."
The vaccines are currently aimed at eliminating ragweed allergies, which affect up to 20 percent of Americans. Cat allergies are also being targeted, which approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population copes with year-round.
Individuals with allergies may want to consider an air purifier to find relief. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one device that can remove particles ranging from pollen to pet dander from the air.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to remove irritants from within 900 square feet using its HyperHEPA filter. This can be beneficial for allergy sufferers and individuals with respiratory conditions as well.