While seasonal allergies can be an inconvenience that causes symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, other allergic reactions can be more serious. Some allergies can lead to issues like unexplained hives, recurrent ear infections and pneumonia, while others can cause anaphylaxis — a potentially life-threatening reaction that can cause breathing issues, nausea, skin rash, vomiting and shock.
Fortunately for residents of central Kentucky, expert pediatric allergy care at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is available from the providers with the UK Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.
No matter what allergy affects your child, our pediatric allergy providers can get to the bottom of it. The road to overcoming allergies starts with testing. This allows us to determine what allergen or allergens affect your child. Our providers then offer helpful tips to reduce exposure to the allergen(s) and determine proper treatment.
Some of the allergies we diagnose and treat include the following:
- Allergic asthma (asthma caused by allergens)
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Atopic dermatitis/eczema (red, itchy skin)
- Contact dermatitis (allergic reaction when skin contacts allergen)
- Drug, food, insect and latex allergies
- Sinusitis (inflamed or swollen sinuses)
Our providers also provide guidance and education that will help prevent anaphylaxis.
At the UK Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, we only have one goal: helping your child breathe and feel better. Our board-certified pediatric providers carefully review your child’s symptoms, stay updated on best practices for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric allergies, and tailor treatment to each child.
Suspect your child’s breathing difficulties may be more than an allergy? Our providers are experts at diagnosing and treating asthma. In fact, they’re so good that The Joint Commission, a global leader for healthcare accreditation, named UK HealthCare a top performer in children’s asthma care.