Allergy Doctors in Waterbury, CT (Frost Rd.)
At the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Waterbury our professionals are committed to providing effective treatments for various allergies and immunology illnesses. Services we provide include initial consultations and evaluations, diagnoses and examinations, and the design and development of personalized treatment plans for all our patients. To learn more about our treatments and specialized services, contact our allergy physicians today.
At the Waterbury location, our patients receive the utmost care and treatment ranging from allergy testing and allergy shots, to desensitization or hypo-sensitization. Schedule your consultation today with one of our experienced allergists.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – WATERBURY (FROST RD)
506 Frost Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-5PM
Allergies We Treat in Waterbury, CT (Frost Rd.)
Nearly 4-6% of children suffer from simple and complex food allergies, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these children suffer from a life-threatening reaction called Anaphylaxis. This complex reaction impairs breathing and also causes the blood pressure to drop, and, therefore, requires immediate treatment by a certified allergist. Here at our Waterbury clinic our team of allergy doctors will administer an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) to counteract the reactions of Anaphylaxis. Whether suffering from Anaphylaxis or any other allergies, your team of allergists here in Waterbury is on hand to treat your every condition.
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 Allergy Treatment Center in Waterbury. Environmental allergies are becoming more common and are typically sourced by trees, grass, weeds, mold or fungi.
Common environmental allergy symptom may include:
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Pet allergies are definitely one of the most common allergies we treat here in the Waterbury clinic. It has been confirmed that 3 out of 10 people here in the United States suffer from pet allergies which are typically caused by the skin cells, saliva and/or urine of a pet. Whether your pet allergy stems from a dog, cat, or other household pet, the allergy physicians here at the Waterbury clinic are your medical treatment team.
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 Waterbury, CT (Frost Rd.)
Allergy Shots (Allergen immunotherapy) are a very common, long-term form of treatment for various types of allergies. They are very effective in decreasing symptoms and sensitivity to allergens and also help prevent the development of other allergies. This treatment is administered to children age 5 and over as well as adults.
The effectiveness of allergy shots will depend on the severity of the patient’s symptoms, the length of their treatment program, the allergen dosage, and the length of the allergy season, and will vary from patient to patient.
The build-up phase, which usually lasts about 8 months, but is determined by how often injections are needed and how well they are tolerated, requires the administering of injections with increasing amounts of allergens 3 or 4 times per week.
Once your allergist has formulated your effective dose, you will then enter the maintenance phase of your treatment. During this phase you will receive treatment twice per week with 3-day breaks in between. The most effective course of treatment will be determined by your immunologist.
Many patients notice decreased symptoms during the maintenance phase. If this occurs, your maintenance phase will be continued for a 4-month period. At the end of the 4 months, we will administer a test to determine if you require further injections. If you decide no more injections are wanted or needed, you must talk with your allergy doctor.
How Effective Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots have proven to be one of the most effective treatments provided here at the Waterbury clinic. Not only do they decrease your symptoms but they also prevent you from developing new allergies over time. If while receiving allergy shots, there is no improvement, your allergist will go back to the drawing board and redesign your personalized treatment plan.
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At the DOCS Allergy Treatment Center in Waterbury, we are proud of our highly reputable team of allergy physicians and immunologists who are committed to improving the health of all our patients. To schedule your consultation, contact one of our allergists today!