Allergy Testing & Treatment in Connecticut
DOCS Urgent Care offers allergy testing and treatment at our convenient locations throughout Connecticut. When you stop into your local DOCS you can expect expert allergy shots to treat allergy symptoms, including poison ivy allergies! When you walk in, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and provided high quality service each time.
All of our clinics are run by a board-certified physicians and trained staff. We ensure that you will only receive the highest-quality care at prices far below the emergency room. It is our mission to provide patients with their desired treatment all at an affordable price. Our goal is to give our patients the treatment they need at affordable pricing. All insurance accepted.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – HAMDEN
1700 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
PHONE: (475) 238-7972
FAX: (475) 238-8609
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : Closed
What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHat Are Allergy Shots?
We provide allergy Shots also known as immunotherapy at all of our Connecticut locations. We provide our allergy treatments through intervals of three to five years. This treatment varies person to person, the goal of the injections is to reduce and eventually prevent allergy attacks completely. Over time, the dosage of each injection is decreased. Immunotherapy is a method proven to help your immune system learn to react to allergens that flare up your symptoms.
The Allergists at DOCS Urgent Care in Connecticut will help you decide which treatment plan best fits your needs and set you up with the proper treatment plan.
What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?
Immunotherapy effectively treats a broad range of allergens.
Indoor allergens – If you suffer all year from allergy symptoms, you may possibly be sensitive to indoor allergens, like dust mites, mold, cockroaches, and dander from pets.
Insect allergens – 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 – Seasonal allergies are most common during spring and summer when pollens are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. Asthma and hay-fever are frequent 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 are effective for most patients that go through immunotherapy. This especially is beneficial for patients who:
- People using medications that don’t sufficiently control allergic reactions
- People wanting sustained allergy relief but don’t want to take allergy medications
- People with an allergy to insect stings
- People on other medications that conflict with or counteract their allergy medication
Our Allergists will work with you to develop a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan.
Poison Ivy and Rashes
Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol. Individuals who come can contact the rash by Poison Ivy is caused by coming in contact with the poison ivy plant itself, an animal, or surface that has been in contact with the remnants of the oils. Other irritating rashes include poison oak or sumac rash. People who spend time outdoors are much more susceptible to coming into contact with the plant.
Symptoms Of Allergies
Symptoms will 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 the following:
- Difficult breathing from poison ivy being burned and inhaled
Most poison ivy can be treated from your home but if any of the symptoms proceed or become worse, visit one of our convenient will help alleviate the pain. You should visit an Urgent Care if you experience any of the following:
- Trouble breathing after inhaling the smoke from burning poison ivy
- Blisters appearing at the affected area
- Oozing blisters or sores
- If symptoms stay for over three weeks
Allergy Testing & Treatment in Connecticut When You Need It
DOCS Urgent Care serves various locations across Connecticut. Each location is staffed with professional board-certified physicians. Our mission is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.