Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
The diagnosis and treatment of immune system problems and allergies are the main goals of the pediatric specialty of allergy and immunology. Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable allergy and immunology specialists is committed to giving children with a variety of allergic disorders, such as asthma, eczema, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis, the best possible care. In order to accurately pinpoint the underlying cause of allergies and create individualized treatment plans that will help our patients find relief from their symptoms as well as improve their general health and quality of life, we use the most recent diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches. Our staff is here to assist if your child is dealing with allergies or an immune system condition.
Pediatric Allergy Services Deals with Which Diseases?
The child allergy unit is responsible for the diagnosis, identification, and treatment of childhood diseases caused by allergic reasons. The diseases covered by the child allergy unit are as follows:
- Bronchial asthma
- Allergic rhinitis
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
- Urticaria (commonly known as hives)
- Severe allergic reactions (Anaphylaxis)
- Food allergies
- Insect allergies
- Drug allergies
These diseases can often manifest as redness and itching on the skin, as well as symptoms like a runny nose, shortness of breath, wheezing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, dry cough, and the presence of blood or mucus in the stool. The child allergy unit plays a crucial role in diagnosing the disease by understanding these symptoms and utilizing the necessary test methods. During this process, the child allergy unit may request blood tests, patch tests, provocation tests, skin tests, or respiratory function tests from the patient. In this case, the patient needs to have the necessary tests conducted through the relevant healthcare unit in the hospital and have the test results evaluated by the doctor. Based on the test results and the patient's existing complaints, a diagnosis is made, and a suitable treatment method is determined and implemented. Treatment methods applied in this unit include medication, allergy shots, and avoiding allergenic substances as appropriate.