The Washington University Division of Allergy and Immunology provides exceptional care to patients of all ages, both adults and children. Our board-certified specialists offer a range of treatments for a variety of common and rare allergic and immunologic diseases. Our world-class team is recognized for its expertise in providing patient-centered care with an exceptional team of nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, allergy technicians and other clinicians.
Our patients can choose from one of three allergy and immunology clinics throughout the St. Louis area that treat all allergy-related conditions. We also offer several specialty clinics in the areas of asthma, drug allergy and food allergy.
Our specialists treat a variety of conditions and associated symptoms at all of our locations, where we have access to state-of-the-art facilities to diagnose and treat complex issues, including our Multi-Specialty Outpatient Infusion Center and Pulmonary Function Testing Labs.
Conditions we treat:
- Asthma (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath)
- Contact Dermatitis (rash caused by poison ivy or nickel, for example)
- Drug Allergy (penicillin, antibiotic, medication, COVID-19 vaccine reactions)
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Food Allergies
- Hay Fever
- Hereditary Angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, eyes and/or throat)
- Hives (red welts of the skin that can sometimes be due to an allergic disorder or chronic hives not associated with an allergic phenomenon)
- Insect Allergy (bees, hornets and wasps)
- Immunodeficiency (patients who have a primary problem with their immune system and may get sick recurrently)
- Rhinitis (runny/stuffy nose)
- Dust Mite Allergies
- Seasonal Allergies (tree, grass and weed pollen)
- Mold Allergies
- Pet Allergies
- Sinusitis (recurrent, chronic, acute)
Services we provide:
- Evaluation and management of your condition — During your appointment, one of our physicians will diagnose your condition and help develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
- Allergy testing — Our physicians and their specially trained care team can provide allergy testing to identify your specific triggers.
- Allergy shots, also known as allergen immunotherapy — Our physicians may prescribe a course of treatment that includes allergy shots to help desensitize you to your particular allergen.
- Lung function testing — The respiratory therapists in one of our three Pulmonary Function Labs can provide pulmonary function testing, exercise challenges and bronchial inhalation challenges that will assist your physician in developing your asthma treatment plan.
- Infusion services — Our Infusion Centers at each of our sites provide intravenous treatments for our patients with immune system problems.
- Special biologic services — We offer monoclonal antibody therapy – specialized, cutting edge antibodies that are injected into patients to treat many conditions, including severe asthma, eczema, and hives.