Allergies & Immunology - Pediatric
Pediatric Allergies & Asthma
Your child's immune system is designed to fight infections. If your child has allergies, his or her immune system may react adversely to things that don't bother most other people.
Allergies can range from minor to severe and cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling or asthma. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Our doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines and avoiding substances that cause the reactions. The wide range of services available and conditions we treat include:
- Allergy testing
- Allergic rhinitis
- Angioedema (swelling)
- Atopic dermatitis
- Chronic cough
- Chronic rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic urticaria (chronic hives)
- Contact dermatitis
- Drug allergy
- Food allergy
- Food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
- Patch testing
- Spirometry/Lung Function Testing
- Urticaria (hives)
Children are not just small adults. They cannot always tell us what is bothering them; they cannot always answer medical questions. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical examination. Our pediatric allergists/immunologists are trained to examine and treat children in a way that helps them relax and cooperate so that we can identify the causes of these reactions in your child and offer ways to decrease symptoms so that your child can live a healthy life.
Multispecialty care is available for eosinophilic esophagitis and primary immunodeficiency, if needed. Call Marshall Pediatrics at 304-691-1300 to learn more.