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Conditions We Treat: Pediatric Allergies
Symptoms of pediatric allergies are often confused with symptoms of common pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions. Often, children diagnosed with frequent cold or sinus infections are suffering from allergies.
Allergies can also contribute to other common pediatric problems like ear infections. Allergies most typically present in childhood. It is critical to have your child evaluated by a doctor trained to recognize common pediatric respiratory illnesses and potential causes.
Pediatric Allergies: What You Need to Know
- Inhalants such as dust, ragweed, pollen and animal dander can contribute to irritating the sensitive membranes covering the nose and throat.
- If allergies run in a family, then the potential for children to be sensitive to allergens is much higher.
- Often when children are diagnosed with multiple ear, sinus or throat infections, inhalant allergies are at the root of the problem.
- Our team can test and evaluate your child for allergies on the same day as your appointment.
- Treating pediatric allergies may involve using daily oral medication like antihistamines, a nasal steroid spray or decongestants to minimize the mucous. Other treatments involve behavioral changes including removing allergy triggers from the child’s environment.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric Allergies?
Our Diagnostic and Treatment Options
Our allergy specialists will conduct thorough allergy testing that includes a clinical examination and possible imaging or enoscopy. We provide patients with same-day results and offer each patient an individualized treatment plan.
Our Patient Education
Our Sinus Center team recorded online seminars and answers to frequently asked questions to keep our patients informed about their condition and treatment options.