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Allergy Testing & Treatment in Connecticut

Visit the DOCS Urgent Care in Connecticut to find the reason for your allergies, and to receive comprehensive treatments. We offer dependable allergy treatments by working with our trusted allergists throughout Connecticut. Schedule an appointment at your nearest DOCS location in Connecticut to get on the path to relief. 

What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment

What Are Allergy Shots?

An allergy shot is an injection form of treatment known as immunotherapy. This injection is used to stop or reduce allergy symptoms.

What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?

Immunotherapy effectively treats a broad range of allergens.

Indoor allergens – Allergies that are present indoors. For example, dust mites, mold, cockroaches, and dander from pets.

Insect stings – If you experience an allergic reaction from stings or bites from wasps, hornets, bees and yellow jackets then you likely have insect allergens.

Seasonal allergies – This allergy is most prevalent during spring and summer when pollens are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. Asthma and hay-fever are common reactions.

Higher Risk Individuals Include :

  • Children 5 years and younger
  • Adults 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women or women up to 2 weeks postpartum
  • Individuals living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities

Who Should Get Allergy Shots?

Allergy Shots can treat a wide range of symptoms and people such as:

  • Those with medications that do not effectively control allergic reactions
  • Those looking for long-term relief from allergies that want to stop using allergy medications
  • Those allergic to insect stings
  • Those who have other medications which conflict with or counteract their allergy medication

Our professional allergists in Connecticut will work with you to develop a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan.

Poison Ivy and Rashes

Poison Ivy is caused by coming in contact with the poison ivy plant itself, an animal that has been in contact – like your pet, or even clothing that has remnants of the oils. Other irritating rashes include poison oak or sumac rash. Being outside constantly with exposure for poison ivy will also put you at a higher risk for poison ivy rashes.

Symptoms Of Allergies

Allergy symptoms appear within 12-48 hours after being exposed. All symptoms will differ person-to-person based on immunity. The symptoms will usually last from 1-3 weeks. The symptoms from poison ivy and other like rashes include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Difficult breathing from poison ivy being burned and inhaled

Allergy Treatment

These types of rashes can typically be treated at home without any additional risk. However, if symptoms worsen, head to your nearest Connecticut Primary Care Center and see your doctor for assistance.

Dangerous Symptoms Include:

  • Difficult breathing from poison ivy being burned and inhaled.
  • Blisters form affected area
  • Oozing of Blisters
  • If symptoms proceed for three weeks

Allergy Testing & Treatment in CT When You Need It

Our primary care offices in Connecticut are supervised by board-certified doctors who offer trustworthy allergy testing and treatment at affordable prices. Speak with our trained staff for more details on our allergy testing and treatment methods at any of our Connecticut locations.