Dr. Farinaz Farrahi grew up in the Bay Area after immigrating to the United States with her family from Iran. She obtained her B.A. from Mills College in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and her M.D. from Stanford University.
After doing a fellowship at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, she practiced as an Allergist in California and Tucson, Arizona. She was a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2016 and 2017.
Dr. Farrahi sees both adults and children. Her interests include holistic medicine, meditation/ mindfulness, spiritual activities, dance, and travel.
What are allergies?
An allergy (allergies) is an overly sensitive (hypersensitive) disorder of the immune system. If you are allergic, your immune system abnormally responds to your triggers.
These triggers are called allergen or antigen.
Includes pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, food, insect stings, and medicines.
Allergens enter your body by four different routes:
Contact allergens enter your skin by touch.
Ex. Poison ivy, latex gloves, jewelry.
IngestionEx. Ex. food, drugs
Ex. medications, bee sting
Ex. pollens, dust mite, molds, animal dander