pediatric allergy and immunology
Your child's immune system fights against infection. When your child has allergies, his or her immune system can be working too hard and is treating harmless things as if they were infections. This can lead to health problems, such as asthma, hay fever, hives, eczema, or a severe and sudden reaction called anaphylaxis. If your child's immune system is underactive, he or she may experience frequent infections, such as sinus infections, pneumonia, thrush and abscesses. When your child has allergies or a problem with his or her immune system, our highly skilled pediatric allergists/immunologists can help.
A pediatric allergist/immunologist is a physician with special training in pediatric allergy and immunology. Children are not small adults, and at Bon Secours, we understand that. Our pediatric allergists/immunologists will explain everything completely to you and your child so you understand the condition and treatment approach.