Allergy Doctors in Fairfield, CT
Here in Fairfield, at the DOCS Urgent Care Center, we are committed to providing professional evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments for a variety of allergies and immunology illnesses. We know that allergy symptoms can have a direct impact on the day to day activities of individuals, including sleep, which is why our allergists work to design effective personalized treatment plans.
At our Fairfield clinic, our patient treatment plans vary, with some treatments including allergy testing, and others, including desensitization and/or hypo-sensitization. Call our allergy physicians and doctors to schedule your consultation with one of our dedicated allergy providers today.
Quality, Affordable Care
DOCS URGENT CARE – FAIRFIELD
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, CT 06825
MON 9AM- 6PM
TUE, THU, FRI 9AM – 7PM
WED 9AM – 5PM
Allergies We Treat in Fairfield, CT
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that nearly 4-6% of children are affected by a food allergy. Our trained allergy doctors treat them all, whether simple food allergies or more complex like Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis impairs breathing, causes a drop in blood pressure and can be life-threatening. If it is not treated immediately with an epinephrine (adrenaline) injection, it can be fatal. The allergy doctors and immunologists here in Fairfield are equipped to address all your prescription needs.
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 Fairfield Allergy Treatment Center, we also treat environmental allergies caused by trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi, to name a few. Regardless of the source of your allergy, our certified allergy physicians and immunologists are equipped to treat them all.
Common environmental allergy symptoms may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Another very common allergy issue experienced by nearly 3 out of every 10 persons here in the US, is that of pet allergies. Whether your allergic reaction is from a dog, cat or other household pet, the allergic reaction most likely stems from certain proteins that are found in the skin, saliva or urine of your 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 Fairfield CT
Allergen immunotherapy or otherwise known as allergy shots, is another common treatment rendered by the team here at our Fairfield clinic. Allergy shots are a long-term treatment for symptoms stemming from rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis (eye allergy) and is administered to individuals over the age of 5. The shots provide long lasting symptom relief and are also cost-effective.
Results obtained by the shots vary from patient to patient depending on the dose of the allergen and how long your treatment program lasts. Here at the Fairfield center, our allergy doctors and physicians strive to design and develop effective personalized treatment plans that meet with the needs of all our patients.
An important stage of treatment is that of the build-up phase. This phase involves administering injections with increased amounts of allergens 3 or 4 times per week. The phase will last about 8 months and its results are dependent on how often the injections are received and how well they are tolerated.
Once our allergy physicians have determined an effective dose level for you, you will then enter the maintenance phase with treatment schedules adjusted to twice per week, with a 3 day break in between each treatment. The immunologists and allergists here in the Fairfield clinic work diligently to design a customized treatment plan for every patient.
Many patients notice a decrease in symptoms during this phase. At the end of the phase, usually about 4 months, an annual test is performed to determine if additional injections are required. Any changes to our treatment, must be discussed with your immunologist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots help to decrease symptoms that are affiliated with many allergies while minimizing the chances to develop new allergies. If, however, levels of improvement are not noticeable after 4 months, the skilled immunologists here in Fairfield will redesign a new treatment plan that is better suited to your personal needs.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Fairfield
The certified allergy doctors and immunologists here at the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Fairfield want to make a difference in the lives of all our patients. Reach out to our team to learn more about our treatments and schedule your appointment today!