Allergy Doctors in North Haven, CT
DOCS Allergy Treatment Center of North Haven provides professional evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of allergy and various immunology illnesses. Those suffering from allergies understand the impact they have on day to day activities, which is why it is so important to treat with an experienced allergist or immunologist.
At our North Haven clinic, you receive treatments specific to your personal needs, whether allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization by our caring allergy physicians and doctors. Contact our office to schedule your allergy consultation today with a allergy provider
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NORTH HAVEN
163 Universal Dr
North Haven, CT 06473
PHONE: (203) 466-8058
FAX: (203) 907-3272
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM
Allergies We Treat in North Haven, CT
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an estimated 4-6% of children who are affected by some type of a food allergy. Though food allergies can be minimal the most severe allergic reaction a person can have to food is that of anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. Anaphylaxis impairs breathing and causes a drop in blood pressure. If it is not treated immediately, it can definitely be fatal. Treatment requires an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) prescribed by a qualified allergy doctor or immunologist here in our North Haven clinic.
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 here at the North Haven clinic also provide treatments for a variety of environmental allergies typically sourced from trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi, to name a few. Our dedicated allergists provide testing, analyses and treatments to minimize reactions from environmental allergies.
Common environmental allergy symptoms may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Here in the United States, pet allergies are one of the most common types of allergies treated every day. Nearly 3 out of every 10 people will suffer from a pet allergy, whether a dog, cat or other household pet. These allergic reactions typically stem from the skin cells, saliva or urine of an animal.
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 North Haven, CT
Allergy Shots, (Allergen immunotherapy) are an effective long-term treatment for allergies. They decrease symptoms linked to rhinitis, allergic asthma, and conjunctivitis (eye allergy), but can only be administered to patients over 5 years of age. Sensitivity to allergens are minimized by allergy shots which also lead to long lasting relief over time.
Depending upon the length of your treatment program and your specific dose of the allergen, the effectiveness of your allergy shots will vary. Our dedicated North Haven allergists work right alongside of you when designing your treatment plan.
The next stage of treatment here at our North Haven clinic is that of the build-up phase. During this phase, injections with increased amounts of the allergens are administered between 3-4 times per week. The timeframe for your build-up phase is determined by your injection schedule and how well you tolerate your shots. A typical build-up phase extends about 8 months.
If you respond well to the build-up phase, we next move into the maintenance phase, which sets longer periods of time between your treatments. The new schedule is usually 2 times per week with a three-day break in between. Your personal allergist or immunologist will determine the appropriate treatment range for you.
During the maintenance phase you are apt to witness a decrease in your symptoms. If allergy shots prove to be an effective treatment for you, the maintenance phase will be continued for about 4 months. At the end of that 4-month period, we will perform a test to determine if you require additional injections moving forward. These tests are performed annually. If you choose to change treatment or terminate your allergy shots, you must consult with your allergist or immunologist first.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots have proven to be an effective form of treatment that decreases symptoms affiliated with many different allergies and also prevents the development of new allergies. Here at our North Haven clinic, our skilled immunologists and allergists are diligent in designing a personalized treatment plan for you.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in North Haven
DOCS Allergy Treatment team of board-certified allergy physicians and immunologists are committed to improving the comfort and health of all our patients. Call out to our staff here in North Haven to learn more about our treatment options and to schedule your consultation today!