Allergy Testing & Treatment in North Haven, CT
Allergies are on the rise in the U.S. It’s comforting to know the professionals at the DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven are there for you to depend on for reliable allergy testing and treatment. Not only are our Allergists experts in the field but many of us suffer from allergies as well. Let us help you determine your allergy causes and then get you the relief you deserve.
The board-certified doctor and qualified staff at our North Haven clinic strive to create a comfortable testing experience by treating each of our patients like family. Our dependable and affordable center is open each day of the week and accepts walk-ins during regular operating hours. If you’re looking to improve the quality of your health and life with a proper diagnosis and treatment of your allergies, then you’ve come to the right place.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – NORTH HAVEN
163 Universal Dr
North Haven, CT 06473
PHONE: (203) 466-8058
FAX: (203) 907-3272
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to Know About Allergy Shots & Treatment
WHat Are Allergy Shots?
You can receive immunotherapy, Allergy Shots, in our North Haven location. These injections are given over a time period spanning from three to five years at regular intervals. Your treatment length does vary according to the severity of your allergies. Eventually, your allergies should lessen and stop bothering you entirely.
This is the single treatment that is capable of ridding you of your allergies. It works similarly to a vaccine by exposing your body to small amounts of the allergen in an attempt to build its tolerance levels over time. The allergen dose is slowly increased until your immune system no longer reacts. The Allergists in our North Haven Urgent Care meticulously develop an allergy treatment plan that works for you.
What Type of Allergens Can Immunotherapy Treat?
Immunotherapy is effective for many allergens.
Indoor allergens – If you have allergies all year, then you probably have an allergy to cockroaches, mold, dust mites, or pet dander.
Insect allergens – If you present an allergic reaction to stings or bites from bees, hornets, yellow jackets, and wasps, then it’s possibly an insect allergen.
Seasonal allergies – Seasonal allergies appear throughout spring and summer as the pollen is 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 helpful for many allergies. They are particularly worthwhile for these people:
*People taking medications that don’t satisfactorily control allergic reactions
*People wanting regular allergy relief but don’t want to use allergy medications
*People having an allergy to insect stings
*People on other prescriptions that conflict with or counteract their allergy medication
Our Allergists work hard to provide you with effective treatments and a positive experience.
Poison Ivy and Rashes
Our expert Allergists at the DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven delivers suitable diagnosis and treatment for all poison ivy rashes. Symptoms occur after your skin comes into contact with the oils of the plant. You don’t even have to touch it yourself to have a reaction. If your dog or cat brushes against it and then you pet them, it can cause an allergic reaction. Poison oak and sumac cause similar rashes.
Symptoms Of Allergies
After approximately 12 to 48 hours, your skin will start to show symptoms. Depending on your allergy level to poison ivy, your symptoms will vary. Most symptoms begin to fade within one to three weeks. The following symptoms are associated with poison ivy:
- Difficult breathing from poison ivy being burned and inhaled
Try to avoid scratching your rash because it will only make it worse. Calamine lotion and oatmeal baths can help soothe the itchiness of your skin. Most of the time, you can treat it at home but if your symptoms begin to escalate then we encourage you to come to see a specialist at the North Haven Urgent Care. Visit your DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven if you start to develop the following symptoms:
*Trouble breathing after inhaling the smoke from burning poison ivy
*Blisters appearing at the affected area
*Signs of infection like oozing blisters or sores
*If symptoms stay for over than three weeks
*If you’ve had severe reactions in the past
Allergy Testing & Treatment in North Haven When You Need It
Our Urgent Care Clinic in North Haven is overseen by board-certified physicians who strive to provide reliable allergy testing and treatment at affordable prices. Chat with our qualified medical staff for more information on our allergy testing and treatment process in our North Haven location, today.