Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Division Providing Expert Relief
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology offers comprehensive medical care for babies, children, adolescents, and adults. Our board-certified pediatric allergists and immunologists provide leading-edge evaluations and treatments for children with allergies and related conditions, including:
- Anaphylaxis syndromes
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Drug allergies
- Environmental allergies
- Food allergies
- Latex allergy
- Recurrent hives and swelling
- Severe allergic reactions
- Venom (bee sting) allergies
Additionally, our expert team offers the latest testing and immunotherapy options, including:
- Allergy shots (for environmental and venom allergy patients)
- Skin testing for various drugs
- Graded drug challenges
- Desensitization procedures for various drugs
- ImmunoCAP testing
- Skin testing
For patients with immunodeficiency diseases that lead to recurring, hard to cure infections, we offer advanced diagnostics and treatment through the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies.
Children with Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies – a genetic disorder that makes them vulnerable to infection due to an inability to develop protective antibodies – benefit from the extensive training and expertise of our physicians in treating this condition.
Warning Signs of Immunodeficiency
Parents who suspect that a child may have an immunodeficiency can review the 10 Warning Signs.
Comprehensive Evaluations for Recurrent Infections
Pediatric allergy and immunology specialists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital perform comprehensive evaluations of children who may have problems with immunodeficiency. The symptoms may include:
- Frequent ear infections (otitis media)
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Recurrent sinusitis
- Recurrent skin infections
- Recurrent fungal infections
- Unusual infections
- Poor growth or weight loss
Additionally, our Immunology Clinics offer evaluation and treatment of immune deficiencies. Our physicians provide state-of-the-art therapies for patients, including intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin G (IgG) infusion therapy.
Advanced Research Leads to New Treatments
As an academic medical center with an emphasis on new discoveries for improved patient care, our respected allergists and immunologists focus on the latest scientific research and ongoing clinical trials. The resulting medications, treatments and medical advancements for allergy and immunology conditions move quickly from the research stage to safe and effective patient care.
The Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology services are offered by our qualified specialists at various convenient facilities.