79 Washington Ave North Haven, CT 06473

Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing and Treatment in North Haven, CT

 

Beyond Urgent Care in North Haven provides professional allergy testing and treatment, including poison ivy testing to treat allergy symptoms. You can walk into our North Haven clinic anytime, for safe, wait-free, allergy treatment. You will be greeted by our friendly staff and treated by our professional allergist.

Our clinic is run by a board-certified physician and trained staff. We ensure that you will only receive the highest-quality care at prices far below the emergency room. Our goal is to give our patients the treatment they need at affordable pricing. Most insurance is accepted.

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What to Know about Allergy Shots

Why are allergy shots?

Allergy Shots are injections that patients receive on regular intervals over the course of three to five years. Over time, the injections reduce or prevent allergy attacks entirely. This treatment method is referred to as immunotherapy. Like how vaccines function, each individual allergy shot contains a tiny portion of the allergen. It is just enough to stimulate your immune system, but not enough to cause an allergic reaction. Over time, the allergen dosage in each injection is slowly increased. Your immune system eventually builds a tolerance to the allergen, reducing or eliminating your allergy symptoms over time. The Allergists in our North Haven Urgent Care can lay out a treatment best suited to your allergens and level of reaction.

For which types of allergens is immunotherapy effective?

Immunotherapy is an effective treatment for a broad range of allergens.

Indoor allergens – Patients who suffer year-round allergy symptoms may be sensitive to indoor allergens, like cockroaches, dust mites, mold and dander from pets.
Insect stings – Allergic reactions caused by stings and bites from wasps, hornets, bees and yellow jackets.
Seasonal allergies – This allergy is most prevalent during spring and summer when pollens are released from trees, weeds and grasses. Asthma and hay-fever are common reactions.

Who should get allergy shots?

Allergy Shots (immunotherapy) are effective for most patients. But, they are especially a good treatment for these type of patients:

*Those with medications that do not effectively control allergic reactions
*Patients looking for long-term relief from allergies and want to stop using allergy medications
*Individuals allergic to insect stings
*Patients who have other medications which conflict with or counteract their allergy medication

Let our Allergist help test and treat your allergies so you can feel relieved.

 

Poison Ivy and Rashes

Poison Ivy and is caused by coming in contact with the poison ivy plant, 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

 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

Treatment

Most poison ivy can be treated from home but if any of the symptoms proceed or become worse, visiting an Urgent Care Physician will help alleviate the pain. You should visit 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

Beyond Urgent Care – North Haven, is part of the larger Beyond Urgent Care network. A network of  professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.