Allergy Testing & Treatment in Hamden CT

It’s common to suffer from allergies in the states—just ask the millions of sufferers out there. Visit the DOCS Urgent Care in Hamden for dependable allergy treatments if you suffer from allergies. Work closely with our expert Allergist who will get to the bottom on your allergy symptoms. After finding the cause, we’ll craft a suitable treatment plan just for you.  

The board-certified doctor and qualified staff at our Hamden clinic strive to provide reliable and cost-effective healthcare for the surrounding area. We’re open seven days a week and take walk-ins regularly. When you’re ready, visit us to receive an accurate diagnosis of your allergies.

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE

DOCS URGENT CARE – HAMDEN

ADDRESS
1700 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514

PHONE: (475) 238-7972
FAX: (475) 238-8609

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : Closed

What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment

WHat Are Allergy Shots?

It’s common to suffer from allergies in the states—just ask the millions of sufferers out there. Visit the DOCS Urgent Care in Hamden for dependable allergy treatments if you suffer from allergies. Work closely with our expert Allergist who will get to the bottom on your allergy symptoms. After finding the cause, we’ll craft a suitable treatment plan just for you.  

The board-certified doctor and qualified staff at our Hamden clinic strive to provide reliable and cost-effective healthcare for the surrounding area. We’re open seven days a week and take walk-ins regularly. When you’re ready, visit us to receive an accurate diagnosis of your allergies.

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 beneficial for the majority of allergies. They are exceptionally advantageous for individuals like these:

*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 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:

  • 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. But, if your symptoms worsen, head straight to your Hamden Urgent Care to see your doctor for assistance. Walk into your DOCS Urgent Care in Hamden if you begin to have the following symptoms:

*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 Hamden When You Need It

DOCS Urgent Care in Hamden belongs to a broader DOCS Urgent Care network. Our Urgent Care clinics 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 in our Hamden location, today.