Allergy Clinic in San Mateo, CA
Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic in San Mateo, CA has expert allergy doctors & specialists offering a wide variety of services, such as food allergy treatment & testing, allergy shots, immunotherapy, asthma management, food allergy desensitization, and patch testing. Please give us a call. Our allergy & asthma clinic in San Mateo is located at 101 S San Mateo Drive, Suite 311, San Mateo, CA 94401.
Are you suffering from allergies in the San Mateo, CA area? Get expert help today from the board-certified providers at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic. Our highly experienced and compassionate allergy doctors and staff have years of experience in treating patients with allergies in the San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, Burlingame, San Carlos, CA, and all surrounding areas. Our allergy specialists provide testing and treatment for a variety of common allergies. Call to make an appointment today to meet one on one with our allergy specialists to help reduce the symptoms of your allergies.
What is causing my allergic reaction?
When your body overreacts to something, it is an allergy. We call the trigger for that allergy an allergen. There are many foods, environmental, and even drug-based allergens you could be allergic to. It isn’t clear why some people are allergic to some things and not others, although family history seems to play a role in it. It also isn’t uncommon for someone to “grow out” of their allergy as they grow older or to develop one later in life where they previously haven’t had an allergy.
Can you cure my allergy?
There is no medical “cure” for an allergy, but we treat the symptoms, so they are less impactful on your day to day life. Some treatments reduce your symptoms until your allergy has passed. Other times, depending on the nature and cause of the allergy, we can begin desensitization treatments. These months or years-long therapy sessions exposes your body to diluted solutions of the allergen to slowly build up your body’s tolerance to it, so it doesn’t overact to it in the real world. This treatment must be done by a specialist in a controlled setting, to ensure a patient’s safety. However, if successful, it should cause your body to have less of an allergic reaction to allergens, reducing your symptoms. In some cases, symptoms may vanish altogether. Please keep in mind, that your body will still be allergic to the allergen, but its tolerance to it reduces the chance of experiencing allergies.
How do I know if I have an allergy?
For some, it is evident when you have an allergic reaction to something. In other cases, it may not be clear as the allergic reaction is delayed. Testing at our allergy clinic in San Mateo, CA is the only way to know for sure if you are allergic to something. Many people are surprised to find out they are allergic to multiple things. This information helps our allergy doctors create an effective treatment plan for you and assist you in avoiding situations that could trigger an allergic reaction.
At Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic in San Mateo, we have patch testing available. Unlike an intrusive blood test or skin prick testing, we apply a small patch to your skin, exposing it to a small amount of allergen-related to the allergy we are testing. After about two weeks of exposure, our allergy specialists will examine your skin looking for a reaction. We can test multiple allergies simultaneously with this noninvasive method.
Where is your clinic located?
With 12 locations along the west coast, our San Mateo facility is located at 101 S San Mateo Drive Suite 311 San Mateo, California 94401. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and on Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Call our allergy clinic today if you’d like to make an appointment with one of our board-certified allergists.
We look forward to meeting you.