A study looked at how a new treatment for cedar allergies, which involves a shot of diluted cedar extract into a lymph node, could provide long term relief for some patients.

“So we are not guessing at how much is going to get into the lymph node — we know exactly how much,” explained Dr. Christopher Thompson with Texan Allergy & Sinus Center. “The fact that you could get the equivalent of three-to-five years of shot therapy in three injections over two months, it just doesn’t even seem real to me, but the study supports it.”

Dr. Thompson says with current allergy shots, only a small amount targets that area. This new therapy is expected to be available by the end of July and includes just three shots over two months.