Allergy Doctors in Southington, CT
The DOCS Allergy Treatment Center here in Southington is equipped to provide a variety of professional services for the treatment of allergies and immunology illnesses. We perform initial consultations, examinations and evaluations, as well as diagnoses and personalized treatment plans. Reach out to one of our dedicated allergy doctors today to learn about our treatments and services.
At our Southington location, you can receive treatments including allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization to name a few. Contact our allergy physicians to schedule your consultation today.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – SOUTHINGTON
832 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
(Behind the Smashburger)
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-7PM
SATURDAY : 9AM- 1PM
Allergies We Treat in Southington, CT
Studies performed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveal that an estimated 4-6% of children suffer from food allergies. Allergies can be simple or complex, with one of the most life-threatening allergic reactions being that of Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis should be treated immediately since it impairs breathing and causes blood pressure to drop which can ultimately be fatal. Our immunologists administer injections of prescribed epinephrine (adrenaline) to counteract the reaction. Whether simple or complex, here at the Southington clinic our allergy doctors treat them all.
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
Also at our Southington location of the Allergy Treatment Center, our allergy physicians offer treatment for environmental allergies. These types of allergies normally stem from such sources as trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Yet another allergy we treat here in Southington is that of pet allergies. Studies reveal that 3 out of 10 people here in the United States suffer from pet allergies, whether dogs, cats, or other household pets. These allergies are linked to proteins found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of the 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 Southington, CT
Allergen immunotherapy or better known as Allergy Shots, is a long-term treatment for allergies that not only decreases symptoms for those suffering with rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis (eye allergy) even after treatments are completed, but also decreases sensitivity to allergens overall. Adults and children over the age of 5 can benefit from allergy shots which are also considered to be quite cost-effective.
The effectiveness of administered allergy shots will differ from patient to patient. The results are dependent upon the length of the treatment program and the dose of the allergen as well as the severity of symptoms and the duration of the allergy season. Our allergy doctors will make sure your customized treatment plan fits your needs perfectly.
The build-up phase of your treatment plan involves receiving injections with increasing amounts of the allergens approximately 3-4 times per week. The length of the build-up phase depends on how often the injections are administered and how well you tolerate them. This phase typically is ongoing for an 8-month period of time.
The maintenance phase follows the build-up phase and begins once the effective dose is reached. The effective maintenance dose depends on sensitivity to the allergen and responsiveness to the build-up phase. The maintenance phase consists of treatments 2 times per week, but with a longer period of time in between, usually 3 days apart from one another. The allergists here in the Southington clinic will determine what range is best for you.
During this maintenance phase, you are apt to notice a decrease in symptoms. If the allergy shots are successful, then your maintenance treatment will be continued for nearly 4 months. At the end of the 4-month period, we will perform a test to determine if more injections are required past the 4 months. If you decide you no longer want to engage in allergy shot treatments, you must discuss this with your allergy doctor.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots have been proven to be effective in decreasing symptoms affiliated with many different allergies. They also help to prevent the development of new allergies. If, however, you have not seen any improvement, your Southington physician or immunologist will work with you to develop an improved treatment plan.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Southington
Here at the Southington clinic of the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center our team of board-certified allergy doctors and immunologists are among some of the best in the industry. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!