Allergy Doctors in Stratford, CT
Here at the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Stratford we provide professional services for the treatment of a wide range of allergies and immunology illnesses. Our professionals conduct initial consultations and evaluations, perform examinations and diagnoses and design personalized treatment plans specific to the needs of all our patients. Reach out to our clinic to learn more about our many treatments and services.
At our Stratford location, patients receive treatments including allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization administered for more complex allergic reactions. Take time out today to schedule your consultation with one of our dedicated allergists.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – STRATFORD
200 E Main Street (Dock Plaza – Railside)
Stratford, CT 06614
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-5PM
Allergies We Treat in Stratford, CT
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4-6% of children suffer from food allergies that are both simple and complex. Many suffer from Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction which requires immediate treatment since it can impair breathing and also cause the blood pressure to drop. Our certified allergists administer injections of epinephrine (adrenaline) to counteract the reactions of Anaphylaxis. For those suffering with Anaphylaxis or any other allergic conditions, the team here in our Stratford clinic is 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
Here at the Stratford location of the Allergy Treatment Center we also treat environmental allergies. Typically caused by reactions to trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi, environmental allergies are becoming more common every day.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
We also provide effective treatments for yet another common allergy, that of pet allergies. Studies have revealed that 3 out of 10 people here in the United States suffer from pet allergies. Whether dogs, cats or other household pets, the team here in Stratford is on hand to take care of your every need. Pet allergies are primarily linked to proteins found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of the pet.
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 Stratford, CT
Allergen immunotherapy or better known as Allergy Shots, is another effective treatment for various allergies. These shots are a long-term treatment that decreases symptoms related to rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis (eye allergy). Allergy shots also decrease sensitivity to allergens overall. Adults and children over the age of 5 can receive this very effective treatment.
From patient to patient, the effectiveness of allergy shots will vary. The results are dependent upon the length of your treatment program, the dose of the allergen, the severity of your symptoms as well as the duration of the allergy season.
As part of your treatment program, you are required to participate in the build-up phase, which involves allergists administering injections with increasing amounts of the allergens 3 or 4 times per week. The length of this phase depends on how often you require injections and how they are tolerated but could last as long as 8 months.
Following the build-up phase and once your allergist has determined your effective dose, you will be required to participate in the maintenance phase of treatment. Your treatments during this phase will take place twice per week with a 3-day lapse in between. Your best course of treatment will be determined by one of our highly skilled immunologists.
During the maintenance phase, you will more than likely notice minimized symptoms. If a decrease in symptoms occurs, you will remain in the maintenance phase for a 4-month period. At the end of the phase, an allergist will perform a test to determine if you need additional injections. If you decide you no longer want to treat, you must discuss your concerns with your allergist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots have proven to be a very effective form of treatment for many allergies by presenting with a decrease in symptoms. Allergy shots also help to prevent patients from developing new allergies over time. If, however, no improvement occurs, then our team here in Stratfor will need to redesign your personalized treatment plan.