What We Treat

If your child suffers from allergies or has an immunodeficiency disorder, our team of pediatric specialists is here to help. At Children’s, we treat kids and teens who have a range of allergies and immunodeficiency disorders, including:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Food and drug allergies
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Sinusitis
  • Seasonal asthma
  • Urticaria

What are allergies?

Allergies occur when the body produces an abnormal immune response to something. Allergies can be seasonal, or can happen when a child comes into contact with an allergen.

Common types of allergies

  • Environmental allergens–such as pollen, dust mites or pets
  • Foods–such as nuts, milk or eggs
  • Insect venoms–from wasps or bees
  • Drugs–such as penicillin

Common allergic symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling of body parts
  • Tingling in the tongue or lips

Services We Offer

Diagnostic testing and treatments

Our team offers diagnostic testing to evaluate all types of allergies. We perform:

  • Skin testing
  • Feeding challenges
  • Oral feeding evaluations
  • Patch testing to diagnose food allergies and to test reactions to a variety of medications, including penicillin

Treatments may include:

  • Allergy shots, immunotherapy
  • Drug desensitization for certain medicines
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal saline lavage
  • EpiPen
  • Food avoidance
  • Bleach bath
  • Wet wraps

A variety of specialty programs and clinics

Our team participates in the following specialty programs and clinics. These clinics combine services from multiple disciplines at one location for the convenience of your family.

  • High-Risk Asthma Program: This program offers a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to the care of children with severe asthma. The program aims to ensure asthma control and improve quality of life for these children. Services are provided by a pulmonologist, allergist, immunologist, nutritionist and social worker.
  • Procedure Clinic: This clinic uses state-of-the-art treatment, testing and procedures to best care for your child.
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome) Clinic: We are home to one of the country’s largest facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of 22q deletions.

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's?

Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes Children's a top choice for the treatment of allergies and immunodeficiency disorders.

Learn more about what sets Children’s apart

Meet the Team

Meet Gerald Lee, M.D., and Merin Kuruvilla, M.D.

Children’s Physician Group is pleased to welcome Gerald Lee, M.D., and Merin Kuruvilla, M.D., to our team of pediatric allergists and immunologists. Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) to make an appointment.

Meet our allergists and immunologists

Led by Jennifer Shih, M.D., Medical Director, the Children's Allergy and Immunology team is dedicated to caring for infants, children and teens.

Helpful Resources

Forms and parent tips

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Download "Five Things You Need to Know Before Your Child's Appointment"

Download the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Food allergy card

Use this card to give to friends, neighbors and caregivers so they know what to do in the event of an allergic reaction.

Download the food allergy card

Telemedicine

The expertise of Children's pediatric specialists is available to patients and healthcare providers through telemedicine. An easy-to-use service, telemedicine offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video.

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