Allergy Doctors in Waterbury, CT (Chase)
At the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Waterbury we pride ourselves on our wide range of professional services we provide for the treatment of various allergies and immunology illnesses. Services include conducting initial consultations and evaluations, performing examinations and diagnoses and designing personalized treatment plans specific to the needs of all our patients. To learn more about our treatments and services, reach out to one of our dedicated allergy physicians today.
At our Waterbury location, patients receive a variety of allergy treatments which can include allergy testing, allergy shots, desensitization or hypo-sensitization. Contact our staff to schedule a consultation with our dedicated team.
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DOCS MEDICAL GROUP – WATERBURY (CHASE AVE)
279 Chase Ave
Waterbury, CT 06704
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-5PM
Allergies We Treat in Waterbury, CT (Chase Ave.)
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), near to 4-6% of children suffer from simple and complex food allergies. Many children suffer from Anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. Since it impairs breathing and also causes the blood pressure to drop, Anaphylaxis requires immediate treatment by a certified allergist. Here at our Waterbury clinic we administer injections of epinephrine (adrenaline) to counteract the reactions of Anaphylaxis. For individuals suffering with Anaphylaxis or any other allergic conditions, the dedicated team of allergy doctors here in our Waterbury 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
At the Allergy Treatment Center here in Waterbury, we also treat environmental allergies and reactions which are becoming more common every day. Environmental allergies are typically caused by trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
One of the more common allergies we treat here in Waterbury is that of pet allergies. Studies have revealed that 3 out of 10 people here in the United States suffer from pet allergies and indeed they are quite common. Proteins found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of the pet are the typical culprits of pet allergies. Whether your allergy is from a dog, cat, or other household pet, rest assured the allergy physicians here in Waterbury can handle them all.
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 Waterbury, CT (Chase Ave.)
Allergy Shots (Allergen immunotherapy) are a very popular form of treatment here at the Waterbury clinic. They are not only effective, but are a long-term treatment for many types of allergies. Allergy shots help to decrease symptoms and sensitivity to allergens and also help to prevent patients from developing any new allergies. Adults and children over the age of 5 can engage in this effective treatment.
From patient to patient, the effectiveness of allergy shots will vary depending on the severity of your symptoms, the length of your treatment program, the dose of the allergen, and the duration of the allergy season.
The build-up phase of your treatment program involves injections with increasing amounts of allergens administered by an allergist 3 or 4 times per week. How often you require injections and how well you tolerate them will determine the length of the build-up phase. The phase may last as long as 8 months.
The maintenance phase of your treatment begins after your allergist has formulated your effective dose. The treatment schedule for this phase is twice per week with 3 days in between each treatment. Your best treatment course will be determined by your immunologist or allergist.
Decreased symptoms are often noticed during the maintenance phase. If this occurs, you will remain active in the maintenance phase for a 4-month period. At the completion of the phase, one of our experienced allergists will conduct a test to determine if you need additional injections. If you decide to terminate treatment, you must talk with your allergy physician.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots are, by far, one of the most effective treatments we administer here at the Waterbury clinic. They help decrease your symptoms and also help to prevent the development of new allergies over time. If no improvement is noticed with allergy shots, then the allergists here in Waterbury will redesign your customized treatment plan.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Waterbury
At the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Waterbury, patients are treated by some of the absolute best allergy doctors and immunologists in the field. Reach out today and schedule your consultation!