Allergy Testing & Treatment in New Milford, CT
DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford provides our local patients with allergy treatments and allergy shots for common conditions such as poison ivy. Our facility houses friendly, patient allergists who want to help you achieve relief from common allergies. Schedule an appointment with us today or simply take advantage of our wait-free, walk-in appointments available every day.
The board-certified physicians at our New Milford location provide high-quality care for affordable prices compared to that of an emergency room. To help you when you are in need, we accept all insurances.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – NEW MILFORD
141A Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776
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What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHat Are Allergy Shots?
Allergy shots (also known as allergen immunotherapy) is a long-term treatment that can help decrease common allergy symptoms. This type of treatment includes receiving allergy shots given by a professional allergist on a consistent basis for three to five years can help. Depending on the season and type of allergy, these treatments can help reduce or prevent future allergy attacks and works similarly to vaccines.
Each allergy shot includes a small portion of the allergen, helping an individual build up immunity but not enough to create an allergic reaction. During treatments, the allergen dosage will increase at each visit, helping patients build up a better tolerance. Our professional allergists at Urgent Care of New Milford can review your current level of reaction toward your allergy and help you create a personal treatment plan.
What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?
The immunotherapy services at our New Milford Urgent Care clinic can help treat common allergens like:
Indoor allergens – Experienced by those with year-round allergy symptoms to indoor allergens like mold, dust mites, cockroaches and pet dander.
Insect allergens – Stings or bites by wasps, hornets, bees or yellow jackets that can cause an allergic reaction.
Seasonal allergies – Allergy symptoms (also called hay fever) occur during the spring and summer months and are often triggered by trees, weeds or certain kinds of grasses.
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 (also called Immunotherapy) are received by those suffering from allergy symptoms and given by professional allergist. Those who should seek assistance include:
*Individuals with medications that are not effectively controlling their allergic reactions.
*People seeking long-term relief from allergies without the use of allergy medications.
*Those with allergies related to insect stings.
*Patients with medications that are conflicting or counteracting with their current allergy medication.
If you are looking for allergy assistance in New Milford, our professional allergists at DOCS Urgent Care can help! We’ll recommend a treatment plan curated specifically for your symptoms.
Poison Ivy and Rashes
Poison ivy rashes are caused by contact with an oily resin, urushiol, from the leaves of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. It can also be transferred from a pet that has come into contact with it as well.
Symptoms Of Allergies
After you have touched a poison ivy plant, symptoms can occur within 12-48 hours. Every person experiences poison ivy differently, but the severity of the rash depends on how much of the urushiol you come into contact with as well as your immunity levels. Poison ivy can stay anywhere from 1-3 weeks and during this time you may experience:
- Difficult breathing from poison ivy being burned and inhaled
For mild cases of poison ivy, you can treat them at home with soothing lotions and cool baths. If your symptoms are persistent and your rash becomes worse, we recommend that you visit our Urgent Care in New Milford. Worsening conditions include:
*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 New Milford When You Need It
For New Milford residences seeking allergy testing and treatment, DOCS Urgent Care can help. We are a network of multiple urgent cares throughout Connecticut, all run by board-certified physicians and trained staff. For urgent care matters, you can find quality care for affordable prices at any of our locations.