Allergist Oakland, CA
Looking for an allergist near you? Look no further! At Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic in Oakland, our experienced team of allergists offer a wide variety of allergy & asthma services, such as Allergy Testing, Food Allergy Treatment, Asthma Management, Allergy Shots, Oral immunotherapy, and many more. Please call our asthma & allergy clinic in Oakland at (510) 422-1857 or visit us at 80 Grand Avenue 5th Floor Oakland, CA 94612.
At Columbia Asthma & Allergy in Oakland, CA, our allergy doctors and medical staff proudly offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients suffering from the pain and discomfort of allergies and asthma symptoms. Our experienced allergy specialists understand the various ways in which allergies can manifest and we proudly offer a wide range of treatment options that can reduce your symptoms and allow you to live life more comfortably.
How long does an allergic reaction last?
If you are suffering from a food allergy, the impact can be immediate and long-lasting. Patients who have ingested a food they are allergic to will often begin experiencing symptoms as quickly as within a few minutes. However, it could also take as much as 2 hours before a person will notice a reaction. For many food allergy sufferers, a second wave of symptoms will occur anywhere between 1-4 hours after their original symptoms dissipate. This second occurrence of symptoms is referred to as a biphasic reaction. It is important to remember that a biphasic reaction can be more severe, equal to, or less severe than the first reaction. If you are experiencing an anaphylactic event, it is best to seek immediate medical attention.
What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis and how serious is it?
When someone experiences an anaphylactic event, it can be frightening. For patients with allergies, it is important to know the signs of anaphylaxis, so you can be aware of potential symptoms and seek treatment when necessary. An anaphylactic event will typically involve multiple parts of the body and may include swelling of the throat, tongue, or lips, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach pain or vomiting, as well as skin rashes or hives. An anaphylactic reaction should always be treated immediately. For patients who have known severe allergies, carrying an epinephrine auto-injector is a good safety measure, as it ensures you can receive potentially life-saving medicine quickly when you need it. Columbia Asthma & Allergy in Oakland, CA can provide detailed information regarding anaphylaxis, so you understand the signs to look for. Our allergists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of allergy symptoms.
What is immunotherapy for allergies?
Allergy shots can help decrease symptoms for patients with severe allergies. Also called allergy immunotherapy, these shots can improve a person’s reaction to specific allergens. Your allergist can design a specific immunotherapy program intended to slowly improve your body’s immune response to specific allergens. Oral immunotherapy (OIT), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT), and subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) are all different methods of introducing allergens safely and slowly. Immunotherapy to treat allergies should only be conducted under the direct supervision of an experienced allergist who can precisely monitor and control the amount of allergens being administered in order to ensure the patient’s safety. The dedicated allergists at Columbia Asthma & Allergy specialize in immunotherapy treatments to safely reduce our patients’ allergic reactions to specific substances, so they can live a happier life free from the discomfort of allergies.
If you live in the Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, CA area, and all surrounding areas, and are seeking an experienced allergist who can provide all of the services you need to appropriately address and manage even your worst allergy symptoms, contact Columbia Asthma & Allergy. Call us at (510) 422-1857 to schedule an appointment with an experienced allergist today.