Allergy Testing & Treatment in East Haven, CT
Millions of people in the U.S. are known to suffer from allergies. Our East Haven DOCS Urgent Care clinic offers proficient allergy treatments for anyone suffering from allergies. Come to our East Haven clinic at your availability to receive reliable, prompt allergy treatment.
Our trained Allergist will work with you to determine the cause of your allergy symptoms. Once we figure out the cause, we figure out an appropriate treatment method that fits your needs. Our board-certified doctor and trained staff strive to provide the best in healthcare. We provide quality services at affordable prices.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – EAST HAVEN
317 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT 06513
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHat Are Allergy Shots?
If you choose to get Allergy Shots (immunotherapy) in our East Haven clinic as your treatment plan, then you should know you’ll be given these as an injection. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you’ll get them over a period of three to five years at frequent intervals. The goal of the injections is to reduce and eventually prevent allergy attacks completely.
It’s the only proven method that has the potential to rid you of your allergy entirely by helping your immune system learn not to react to the allergen. As time goes by, the allergen dose is increased until full strength is obtained. The Allergists in our East Haven Urgent Care will help you decide which treatment plan best fits your needs.
What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?
Immunotherapy treats a wide range of allergens effectively.
Indoor allergens – If you experience allergy symptoms all year, you might be sensitive to allergens like dust mites, mold, cockroaches, and pet dander.
Insect allergens – If you have an allergic reaction from stings or bites from bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets then it’s probably an insect allergen.
Seasonal allergies – Seasonal allergies occur during spring and summer as the pollen is 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 (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 East Haven 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 East Haven 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 East Haven When You Need It
DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven is a part of the broader DOCS Urgent Care network. Our licensed Urgent Care clinics are managed by board-certified doctors who provide dependable allergy testing and treatment at cost-effective prices. For more information on our allergy testing and treatment procedures, speak with our medical experts in our East Haven office.