Allergy Doctors in Hamden, CT
At the Hamden location of the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center, our allergy physicians and doctors provide an array of services to help those suffering from allergies and other immunology illnesses. Offering professional evaluations, diagnoses, and personalized treatments, our team of dedicated allergy doctors stand ready to meet your every need. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients by affording them customized allergy treatment plans.
We gather pertinent medical histories and data in our efforts to design the perfect treatment plan for you. Whether allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization is specific to your allergy needs, our expert teams handle it all. Call our Hamden office to learn more about our treatments and schedule your consultation today with a certified allergy provider.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – HAMDEN
1700 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
PHONE: (475) 238-7972
FAX: (475) 238-8609
WEEKDAYS : 9AM-7PM
WEEKENDS : Closed
Allergies We Treat in Hamden, CT
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4-6% of children are affected by some sort of a food allergy. Our allergy physicians are equipped to handle all types, whether simple or complex. Anaphylaxis, which impairs breathing, causes a drop in blood pressure and can be life-threatening is treated at our clinic where epinephrine (adrenaline) injections are prescribed. Without immediate attention, Anaphylaxis can be fatal. No matter your allergy conditions, rest assured our allergists and immunologists here in Hamden 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
We also treat environmental allergies here at the Hamden Allergy Treatment Center. Environmental allergies typically stem from trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi, but regardless of the source, our dedicated immunologists are equipped to treat them all.
Common environmental allergy symptoms may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Pet allergies here in the United States are very common. 3 out of every 10 people suffer from pet allergies, which are caused by specific proteins that are found in the skin, urine or saliva of an animal. Allergic reactions to dogs, cats and other household pets, though common, are easily treated at our clinic.
Common symptoms of 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 Hamden, CT
Allergen immunotherapy or allergy shots, are a very common and effective treatment provided here at the Hamden clinic. Those suffering from rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis which is an eye allergy, are more often than not treated with allergy shots. However, patients must be over the age of 5 to receive the shots, which do provide long lasting relief from allergy symptoms.
These shots present with various results which are primarily dependent upon how long a treatment program lasts and the dose of allergen provided. The allergy physicians here in the Hamden clinic spend long hours developing personalized treatment plans that meet with the specific needs of our patients.
The build-up phase is an important next step in your treatment. During this phase injections of increased amounts of allergens are administered 3 or 4 times per week. Depending upon how well injections are received and tolerated over an 8-month period, results of treatment will vary.
Your immunologist must determine what your effective dose level is before you can enter the maintenance phase of treatment. Once these levels are formulated, your treatment schedule will be adjusted to twice per week, with a 3-day break in between each treatment. Here in the Hamden clinic we are diligent in our efforts to design a customized treatment plan that is perfect for you.
During the maintenance phase, many patients will notice minimized symptoms. At the completion of this phase, typically 4 months, we will administer an annual test to determine if you require additional injections. If you choose to change or terminate your treatment, you must discuss your concerns with your immunologist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots have proven to be quite effective in decreasing symptoms affiliated with many allergies. They also help to reduce the chance of developing new allergies. If you do not see improvement after the 4-month period, then we will redesign a new treatment plan for you.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Hamden
At the Hamden clinic of the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center our certified allergists and immunologists want to contribute to your improved health and comfort. Call our allergy physicians and doctors to learn more about our treatment options. Be sure to schedule your consultation!