Allergy Clinic Bay Area, CA
If you or someone you know suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma due to allergies, then it is time that you visit the expert allergists at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic. We have 6 locations near you in Bay Area. With locations in Fremont, San Mateo, Oakland, Redwood City, San Leandro and Sunnyvale, CA, our doctors make sure that we are easily accessible to all. We also treat all ages! Our pediatric allergists want to help your child today.
Allergies can turn beautiful summer days into a miserable experience or a night out for dinner with friends into an obstacle course of ingredient lists and substitutions. At Columbia Asthma & Allergy, we are dedicated to providing patients of all ages with the treatment they need to overcome their allergies, so they can enjoy their life without fear or worry. We offer proven immunotherapy treatment plans that are tailored to your unique needs and can help you slowly build up a tolerance to the allergens that once made you miserable. Don’t let pollen get the best of you, trust our board-certified allergists at one of our 6 Northern California allergy clinics to provide you with the care and support you need to overcome your allergy symptoms.
What is immunotherapy/desensitization?
Immunotherapy is the simple practice of introducing small amounts of an allergen into the system repeatedly. Over the course of your treatment protocol, the amount of the allergen(s) you are exposed to will slowly and steadily increase. In this way, we are able to help the body develop an immunity to the allergen that once induced a critical immune fighting response. Desensitization is a delicate process that should only be undertaken under the supervision of a certified allergist. At Columbia Asthma & Allergy, we are proud to offer several immunotherapy methods that can suit the needs of every patient.
The most common immunotherapy procedure is subcutaneous immunotherapy, commonly referred to as allergy shots. We also offer sublingual immunotherapy that uses tablets or allergy drops placed under the tongue to introduce specific allergens into the system, as well as ultrasound-guided immunotherapy.
Does desensitization really work?
It is our belief that nearly every allergy condition can be improved through the process of desensitization. This includes not only environmental allergies such as those to dust, pet dander, and pollen, but also allergies to medication or specific foods. Oral immunotherapy has been shown to be very effective in allowing patients to slowly build up a tolerance to foods that once caused a negative allergic reaction. If you have found yourself allergic to a specific food that you love to eat, oral immunotherapy may be the answer you have been looking for that will allow you to enjoy your culinary favorites once again.
Where is your allergy clinic located?
Columbia Asthma & Allergy operates many clinics through California, Oregon, and Washington. In Northern California, we operate 6 different allergy clinics, so you know you can find a location that is convenient for you. Our board-certified allergists are available in Fremont, San Mateo, Oakland, Redwood City, San Leandro, and Sunnyvale to help diagnose and treat your allergies. We are proud to help patients of all ages understand their bodies better, so they can enjoy a fuller and happier life without suffering through the misery of allergies.
If you are looking for an allergy clinic in Northern California, call one of Columbia Asthma & Allergy’s locations to schedule an appointment. We offer comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and support for patients suffering from medical allergies, food allergies, and environmental allergies, as well as asthma. Our physicians have a wide range of experience treating every type of allergy and we can provide care for rhinitis, asthma, dermatitis, urticaria, and sinusitis. Call us today to schedule your first appointment.