Allergy Doctors in New Milford, CT
The allergy doctors and physicians here at DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford offers professional evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of a wide range of allergy and immunology illnesses. Everyday activities, including sleep, can be greatly affected by allergy symptoms and certainly reduce your quality of health.
Treatment at our New Milford clinic involves allergy testing, desensitization and/or hypo-sensitization if symptoms are severe. Reach out to one of our experienced allergy providers and schedule your appointment today.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NEW MILFORD
141A Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776
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Allergies We Treat in New Milford, CT
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 4-6% of children are affected by a food allergy. Food allergies can be simple or complex depending upon symptoms with Anaphylaxis being a severe, life threatening allergic reaction. It impairs breathing and causes blood pressure to drop. If it is not treated immediately with an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) the reaction can be fatal. Our allergy physicians here at the New Milford allergy center prescribe needed epinephrine along with other treatment options as well.
Mild Symptoms May Include:
- Hives (reddish, swollen, itchy areas on the skin)
- Eczema (persistent dry, itchy rash)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach Pain
- Slight, dry cough
- Odd taste in mouth
Severe Symptoms May Include:
- Obstructive swelling of the lips, tongue or throat
- Trouble swallowing
- Turning blue
- Drop in blood pressure (feeling faint, confused, weak or passing out)
- Chest pain
At our Allergy Treatment Center here in New Milford, we treat environmental allergies as well. From those resulting from trees and grass to weeds, mold and fungi, we treat them all.
Common environmental allergy symptoms may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Another very common allergy people suffer with is that of pet allergies. Nearly 3 out of every 10 people here in the US will encounter some type of allergic reaction to a dog, cat or other household pet. These allergic reactions are typically linked to specific proteins found in either the animal’s skin cells, saliva or urine.
Common symptoms for pet allergies:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Facial pain (from nasal congestion)
- Coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and wheezing
- Watery, red or itchy eyes
- Skin rash or hives
Treatment Options at Our Allergy Center in New Milford, CT
Allergen immunotherapy or commonly referred to as Allergy shots, is another treatment option we offer here at our New Milford clinic. Shots are a long-term treatment for people suffering from rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis (eye allergy.) A treatment provided to patients over 5 years of age, immunotherapy is quite beneficial, contributes to long lasting relief from symptoms and is cost-effective.
Depending upon the dose of the allergen as well as the term of your treatment program, the effectiveness of allergy shots will vary. Treatment plans are customized based upon allergy season timelines coupled with the severity of your symptoms by our allergy doctors and physicians ensure maximum results.
The build-up phase treatment involves administering injections with increased amounts of allergens between 3-4 times per week. The length of the treatment depends upon how often the injections are received and how well the shots are tolerated. Typically, a phase runs for near to 8 months.
The maintenance phase of treatment begins once your effective dose level is reached. This level is determined by sensitivity to allergens and patients’ responsiveness to the build-up phase. Once entering the maintenance phase, treatment schedules are adjusted to twice per week, with 3 days between each treatment. Our immunologists and allergy doctors here in the New Milford clinic will work with you and determine your best course of treatment.
Often times a decrease in symptoms is noted during this important phase. With the successful application of allergy shots, your maintenance treatment will typically continue for 4 months. Thereafter, an annual test is performed to determine if additional injections are needed moving forward. If you prefer to terminate allergy shots, this must be discussed with your allergist or immunologist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Certainly, allergy shots can be quite effective in that they decrease symptoms affiliated with many allergies and can also prevent the development of new allergies. If, however, you have not experienced improvement after 4 months of therapy, the allergy providers here in New Milford will design a more personalized treatment plan to suit your needs.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in New Milford
Here at the DOCS New Milford Allergy Treatment Center our team of board-certified allergy physicians and immunologists stand ready to serve you. Give a shout out to our staff and schedule your appointment today!