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Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

Diagnosing and Treating Allergies in Children

If you think having an allergic reaction as an adult is unpleasant, just think how it is for a young child or an adolescent and their parents. Not only can an allergic reaction come on suddenly, but it can have potentially dangerous implications.

At Florida Hospital for Children we are at the very forefront of diagnosing and treating allergies and correcting immunodeficiency disorders that can have lifelong health implications.

Our allergy and immunology experts are specially trained in three specific areas: food allergies, asthma and environmental allergies, and primary immunodeficiency disorders. Their overriding goal is to diagnose the problem and devise an effective plan for treating the disorder or deficiency, including those allergies related to food, pollen, medicine or topical substances.

These include:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Hives
  • Immune system problems and many other allergic and immunologic disorders Insect sting allergy
  • Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)

Because allergies and immunology issues can involve several medical disciplines, our team of specialists work collaboratively with other experts in the hospital, ensuring that your child receives the best care at all levels. Often, an allergy or immunodeficiency can be a symptom of another problem, but by working together, our experts can more accurately diagnose and treat even the most mystifying of allergies or immunodeficiency problems. We are proud that our efforts and observations have helped advance the development of new treatments, including some being tested in ongoing clinical trials.

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