Allergy Testing & Treatment in Bethel, CT
DOCS Urgent Care in Bethel provides expert allergy shots to treat allergy symptoms, including poison ivy allergies! You can walk into our Bethel clinic for a safe, wait-free, allergy treatment. You will be greeted by our friendly staff and treated by our Professional Allergists!
Our clinic is run by a board-certified physician and trained staff. We ensure that you will only receive the highest-quality care at prices far below the emergency room. Our goal is to give our patients the treatment they need at affordable pricing. All insurance accepted.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHY Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy Shots are injections that patients receive on regular intervals over the course of three to five years. Over time, the injections reduce or completely prevent allergy attacks. This treatment method is referred to as immunotherapy. Like how vaccines function, each individual allergy shot contains a small portion of the allergen. This is just enough to stimulate your immune system, but not enough to cause a full allergic reaction. Over time, the allergen dosage in each injection is slowly increased. Your immune system eventually builds a tolerance to the allergen, reducing or eliminating your allergy symptoms over time. The Allergists in our Bethel Urgent Care can lay out a treatment plan best suited to your allergens and level of reaction.
What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?
The Immunotherapy at our Bethel clinic is an effective treatment for a broad range of allergens.
Indoor allergens – Patients who suffer year-round allergy symptoms may be sensitive to indoor allergens, like dust mites, mold, cockroaches, and dander from pets.
Insect stings – Allergic reactions caused by stings and bites from wasps, hornets, bees, and yellow jackets.
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 (immunotherapy) are effective for most patients. They are an especially good treatment for these types of patients:
- 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
Let our Professional Allergist in Bethel help on the journey to becoming allergy free!
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
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, visiting our Bethel Urgent Care Physician will help alleviate the pain. You should visit an Urgent Care if you experience any of the following:
*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 Bethel When You Need It
DOCS Urgent Care – Bethel, is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.