Children's of Mississippi allergists and immunologists are board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and other diseases of the immune system. Whether a child needs relief from pet or dust allergies or parents need help managing a child's food allergy or asthma, our team can help.
Allergies are what happens when our immune system fights foreign bodies like pet dander, foods, even materials like latex or a new laundry detergent. Allergic reactions may be annoying, like a runny nose caused by seasonal allergies, or potentially harmful, like anaphylaxis caused by a food allergy. Allergists at Children's of Mississippi work with families to help lessen the symptoms - and concerns - that come with allergies in children.
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The same substances that cause allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms. As with allergies, asthma symptoms are the body's response to a foreign substance, but with asthma, the reaction affects a child's lungs and airways, causing an asthma attack.
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Immunology is the branch of the medicine dealing with the immune system, which defends your child’s body from disease and infection.
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We diagnose and treat children and adolescents with a wide range of allergic and immunologic disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Allergic conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)
- Hives (urticaria)
- Drug allergies
- Food allergies
- Insect sting allergies
- Primary immune disorders
Our allergy and immunology specialists provide consultations, outpatient and inpatient services, and comprehensive clinical care. We believe in a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to allergy management, and we stay in close contact with referring physicians to ensure continuous care.
Our pediatric allergy and asthma services include, but are not limited to:
- Educating patients and families about asthma, allergic disease, and avoidance of environmental allergens and trigger
- Evaluation and management of primary immune deficiency disorders
- Oral challenges to foods and drugs
- Pulmonary function testing for evaluation of asthma
- Skin testing to determine allergy to inhalants, foods, drugs (such as penicillin), vaccines, and stinging insects