Allergist in Washington
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic has 4 locations near you in Washington. We have the best allergists at 2 locations in Vancouver, WA and another in Longview & Bellevue, WA. If you need patch testing, skin testing or food allergy testing, then we are the best allergy clinic. Call one of our locations today for more information. Top allergists treat patients of all ages.
There are a lot of options when it comes to treating your allergies. From DIY home remedies to a plethora over-the-counter medications, it can be difficult to know what the best treatment options are for your specific condition. At Columbia Asthma & Allergy, we offer expert insight into the way your body reacts to allergens, so you can better understand your symptoms and find a treatment plan that works for you.
What are allergies?
It may surprise you to learn that allergies are considered a chronic disease. For millions of people across the world, allergies cause repeated and extended misery. Allergic reactions occur when your body’s immune system over responds to specific allergens. This means that when your body comes in contact with certain substances, like pollen from a certain flower or tree, your immune system responds by attacking it as if it were an intruder. Your allergies are the result of the creation of the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE). Antibodies are essential substances in your body that work to protect you from harmful viruses and bacteria. However, when IgE is created in response to non-harmful substances like pollen, it triggers the same responses in our bodies that occur when our body is fighting off an infection. This includes a runny nose or watery eyes, coughing and sneezing, and even skin rashes, which we interpret as allergies.
For many people, their allergies are mild or moderate and while they become a nuisance, they are nothing more than that. However, for some people, contact with certain substances can cause much more severe reactions that can include nausea or diarrhea, dizziness, shortness of breath, or anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can come as the result of contact with certain medications, foods, insects, or even latex. It is important for people who have allergies to receive appropriate testing, so they can understand their bodies immune reactions and be prepared to deal with them. Understanding your allergies is the first step toward preventing a serious allergic reaction in the future.
What kinds of allergies do you treat?
At Columbia Asthma & Allergies, we treat all types of allergies in men, women, children, and seniors. We understand the negative impact allergic reactions can have on your daily life, and our certified allergists strive to offer comprehensive treatment solutions that can truly improve your life. The physicians at all 4 of our Washington state locations can provide diagnostic and treatment services for people with environmental allergies, food allergies, and allergies to certain medications. Our goal is to provide exceptional care and support for everyone who suffers through allergies. We believe that all of our patients can benefit from our truly life-changing immunotherapy solutions.
At our clinics, you can receive care for asthma, rhinitis, nasal polyposis, sinusitis, urticaria, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, angioedema, and more. We provide access to medical devices including peak-flow meters, nebulizers, and inhalers, and allergy control products such as air filtration devices, skincare products, HEPA products, and others.
If you or a loved one are suffering with allergies in Washington and are looking for an experienced allergist who can provide the care you need to feel better, contact the Columbia Asthma & Allergy location nearest you to schedule your first appointment.