Allergy Doctors in Stamford, CT
The DOCS Allergy Treatment Center here in Stamford provides professional services for the treatment of allergies and immunology illnesses. Our allergy physicians perform initial consultations, examinations and evaluations, as well as diagnoses and personalized treatment plans. Give a shout out to one of our allergy doctors to learn more about our treatments and our team.
At our Stamford location, treatments may include allergy testing, desensitization or hypo-sensitization for more complex allergic reactions, just to name a few. Call our office and schedule your consultation today.
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DOCS MEDICAL GROUP – STAMFORD
2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
WEEKDAYS : 9AM-7PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-1PM
Allergies We Treat in Stamford, CT
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has indicated that nearly 4-6% of children suffer from food allergies. Allergies can be simple or complex. One of the most life-threatening allergic reactions, Anaphylaxis, is required to be treated immediately since it not only impairs breathing but also causes blood pressure to drop. Our dedicated allergy physicians will administer an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) to counteract the reaction. If you suffer an attack of Anaphylaxis or any other allergic reaction, the team here in Stamford is 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 provide treatments her at the Stamford location of the Allergy Treatment Center for environmental allergies, which are typically caused by reactions to trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Another common allergy treated here in our Stamford clinic is that of pet allergies. Very common, 3 out of 10 people here in the United States suffer from pet allergies, whether dogs, cats or other household pets. These pet 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 Stamford, CT
Allergen immunotherapy or better known as Allergy Shots, is a very effective long-term treatment for allergies. Allergy shots decrease symptoms related to rhinitis, allergic asthma, or conjunctivitis (eye allergy) and also decrease sensitivity to allergens overall. Adults and children over the age of 5 can receive this treatment which is also very cost-effective.
The effective results of allergy shots vary from patient to patient. Results are primarily dependent upon the length of the treatment program, the dose of the allergen, the severity of symptoms and the length of the allergy season as well.
During the build-up phase of your treatment our allergy doctors will administer injections with increasing amounts of the allergens approximately 3-4 times per week. The duration of your build-up phase will depend on how often you receive injections and how well you tolerate them. This phase is scheduled to extend over 8 months.
Following the build-up phase and the determination of your effective dose, you will enter the maintenance phase of treatment. Treatments during the maintenance phase take place 2 times per week and have a longer stretch of time, usually 3 days, between each treatment. Our dedicated allergists here in Stamford will determine the best course of action for you.
During this maintenance phase, you may very well notice a decrease in symptoms, as a result of your allergy shots. If this is the case, maintenance treatment will be continued for 4 months. At the end of the 4-month period, a test is performed to determine if you require additional injections. If you decide to terminate treatment, you must consult with your immunologist.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots are an effective treatment that decreases many symptoms affiliated with different allergies. They also help to prevent the development of new allergies. If, improvement is not seen, however, your Stamford allergist or immunologist will work with you to redesign and develop an improved treatment plan.
The Care You Need, When You Need it in Stamford
Here at the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Stamford, our board-certified allergy physicians and immunologists are among some of the best in the industry and strive to make a difference in the lives of all our patients. Call our clinic to schedule your consultation today!