Allergy Doctors in Danbury, CT
You can expect a professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy and immunologic illnesses from DOCS Urgent Care of Danbury. Allergy symptoms can interrupt your daily activities, as well as sleep. In order to seek help for your allergies you will need to see a doctor for treatment.
At our Danbury location, we can provide you with allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization for severe symptoms from our certified allergy providers at our allergy treatment center. Give us a call and schedule your appointment today!
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DOCS URGENT CARE – DANBURY
1 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT 06811
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Allergies We Treat in Danbury, CT
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that an estimate of 4-6% of children will be affected by a food allergy in their lifetime. Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction to food, it is a life-threatening allergic reaction that impairs breathing and causes your blood pressure to drop. If it is not treated quickly, anaphylaxis can be fatal. Epinephrine (adrenaline) injections can be prescribed to your child by an allergy doctor so it can be treated so, you have it handy when necessary. Not all food allergies are fatal, however, they can range from mild to severe depending on the symptoms the allergy causes.
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
Our allergy physicians can provide you with testing and treatments for environmental allergies at our Allergy Treatment Center in Danbury. Environmental allergies are caused due to trees grass, weeds, mold or fungi.Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Pet allergies are one of the most common allergies in the US. In the US, 3 out of 10 people will have an allergic reaction to a cat or dog, this is often linked to the proteins found in their 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 Danbury, CT
Allergy shots, or allergen immunotherapy, is a long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy). This kind of treatment can only be given to children over 5 years and older, as well as adults. Allergy shots decrease sensitivity to allergens, often causing long lasting relief to allergy symptoms. It is a cost-effective, beneficial treatment approach that is commonly used.
Allergy shots are more effective according to the length of treatment and the dose of the allergen. Our Danbury allergy doctors will work with you to create a treatment for you. They also can consider the length of the allergy season and severity of your symptoms.
The build-up phase is when you receive injections with an increasing amount of allergens 3 to 4 times a week, and typically lasts about 8 months. The length of this phase will depend on how often you receive injections and how well you tolerate the injections.
The maintenance phase begins one your effective dose is reached. Your effective dose depends on how sensitive you are to the allergen. It also depends on how you respond to the build-up phase. When you reach the maintenance phase your treatments will become more spaced out. Your treatment will become 2 times a week with 3 days in-between each appointment. Your Danbury allergist or immunologist will decide what range will work best for you.
If your allergy shots are successful, the maintenance phase typically lasts about 4 months. You may notice a decrease in symptoms during this time. You will then have to follow-up with an annual retest to decide if injections will be necessary moving forward. If you decide that you would like to stop taking allergy shots, you must discuss it with your doctor.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots have been proven to decrease the symptoms of many allergies. Allergy shots can also stop the development of new allergies. If you have not noticed a decrease in symptoms 4 months into your therapy, your Danbury allergy physician or immunologist will work with you to change your treatment plan if necessary.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Danbury
If your family needs relief from allergy symptoms you can contact us. DOCS Urgent Care’s team of board-certified allergy doctors and immunologists can offer you our expertise. Schedule an appointment with us today!