Allergy Testing & Treatment in Fairfield CT
DOCS Urgent Care in Fairfield offers expert allergy treatments for patients suffering from allergy symptoms. Visit our Fairfield clinic at your convenience to obtain safe, prompt allergy treatment. Our helpful staff will ensure you get the help you need with our highly trained Allergist.
After you know what’s causing your allergy symptoms, then we can help you decide on the proper treatment course for you. Our trusted clinic is managed by a board-certified doctor and qualified staff. We guarantee that you will be given the highest-quality care. We strive to provide our patients with exceptional treatment at cost-effective prices.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – FAIRFIELD
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, CT 06825
WEEKDAYS: 9AM – 5PM
SAT: 9AM – 1PM
What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHat Are Allergy Shots?
If you choose to receive Allergy Shots in our Fairfield clinic, also known as immunotherapy, as a part of your treatment then you need to understand these are injections you’ll be given over a period of three to five years at regular intervals. The purpose of the injections is to reduce and hopefully prevent allergy attacks altogether.
It works kind of like a vaccine in that the person is receiving a tiny portion of the allergen in the injection. It stimulates your immune system but it’s too little to create an allergic reaction. It’s an effective method of helping your body learn not to react to the allergen. As time goes by, you’re given a higher dose of allergen until full strength is reached.
It’s proven that this is the only method for helping your body build a tolerance and lower your immune system’s allergic response to certain allergies. The Allergists in our Fairfield Urgent Care will work with you to determine which treatment plan is best for you according to your specific needs.
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 (immunotherapy) are adequate for most allergy sufferers. They are especially beneficial for these types of individuals:
*People with medications that don’t effectively control allergic reactions
*People seeking long-term allergy relief and want to stop taking allergy medications
*Anyone that’s allergic to insect stings
*People taking additional medications that conflict with or counteract their allergy medication
Our Allergists in our Fairfield clinic will make certain you receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield When You Need It
DOCS Urgent Care in Fairfield is a part of the wider DOCS Urgent Care network. Our network of licensed Urgent Care clinics is operated by board-certified physicians who strive to provide high-quality allergy testing and treatment plans at affordable rates. For more details on allergy testing and treatment, please speak with our medical professionals about your treatment options in our Fairfield office.