If you struggle with chronic, severe allergies or other immune disorders, you may need more advanced treatment options than over-the-counter medications. In the Sutter Health network, specialists offer a full spectrum of diagnostic and evaluation services to determine the source of your symptoms – the key to identifying effective treatment. These range from breathing tests and skin prick tests to carefully supervised ingestion challenges or antibody tests.
Once your doctor has narrowed down the specific allergens or immunological problem, he or she will recommend the most effective course of treatment, starting with the least invasive methods. Some patients respond well to oral medication or immunotherapy (allergy shots), but we have numerous other options that can significantly decrease symptoms and improve your quality of life.