Allergy Doctors in Norwalk, CT
The professionals here at the Norwalk clinic of the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center provide a wide range of services to patients suffering from allergies and other immunology illnesses. From examinations and evaluations, to diagnoses and personalized treatment plans, our allergy physicians are committed to meeting the personal needs of all our valued patients.
We gather important medical facts and histories as part of our ongoing effort to design the perfect treatment plan for you which may include allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization. Talk to one of our qualified allergy doctors here in our Norwalk office to learn more about our treatments and schedule your consultation today.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NORWALK
677 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Allergies We Treat in Norwalk, CT
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that 4-6% of children are affected by food allergies. Some allergies are simple, while others are more complex. Regardless of the extent of your allergies, our dedicated allergy doctors are equipped to handle them all. Anaphylaxis, a complex allergic reaction, impairs breathing, causes a drop in blood pressure and can be life-threatening and is treated here at our clinic with prescribed epinephrine (adrenaline) injections. If Anaphylaxis is not treated immediately, it can be fatal. No matter what allergy conditions you have, the allergy physicians and immunologists here in Norwalk are the medical team for you.
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
Additionally, we treat environmental allergies here at the Norwalk Allergy Treatment Center. Stemming from trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi, regardless of the source of your environmental allergy, our dedicated immunologists are here to provide all the medical attention you need.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Another very common allergy that many people suffer from is that of pet allergies. Studies reveal that 3 out of every 10 people Here in the US suffer from pet allergies. Allergic reactions to dogs, cats, or other household pets, all of which we treat here at our clinic, result from specific proteins that are found in the skin, urine or saliva of the animal.
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 Norwalk, CT
Allergy shots (Allergen immunotherapy) are not only a common treatment for allergies, but also a very effective one. For individuals who suffer from rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis, the team here at our Norwalk clinic administers allergy shots to help minimize reactions. Patients must be over the age of 5 to receive these allergy shots which do provide long lasting relief from symptoms.
The effects of allergy shots are dependent upon how long a treatment program lasts and the dose of allergen provided. The allergy doctors here in the Norwalk clinic work alongside of you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets with your specific needs.
The build-up phase is an important part of the treatment program. During this phase, injections of increased amounts of allergens are administered 3 or 4 times per week. The results of your injection treatments will depend on how well the injections were received and tolerated over an 8-month period which is tracked by our allergy physicians.
Your immunologist or allergist will take time to determine what your effective dose level is prior to your maintenance phase of treatment. When the levels are formulated, adjustments will be made to your treatment schedule. Schedules are normally adjusted to two times per week, with a 3-day break in between each treatment.
Decreased symptoms are often noted during the maintenance phase. At the completion of this 4-month phase, we administer a test to determine if you need further injections. If you choose to terminate your allergy shots, you must first talk to your immunologist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots are effective in that they decrease symptoms affiliated with many allergies and help to reduce the chance of developing new allergies. If, after 4 months, you do not see signs of improvement we will redesign your treatment plan.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Norwalk
At the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Norwalk, our experienced allergy doctors and immunologists strive to make a difference in the health of our patients. Contact one of our allergy specialists to learn more about our treatments and be sure to schedule your consultation!