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Pediatric Allergic and Immunologic Disorders

What You Need to Know

Allergies and immunological disorders are problems of the immune system.

Key Symptoms

Symptoms of allergies can include stuffy nose, sneezing, itching or runny nose. Common effects of an immunological disorder can include a weakened or overactive immune system, and infections.


Your healthcare provider will take a complete health history and examine your child with tests that may include skin tests or blood tests.


The three most effective ways to treat allergies are avoidance, immunotherapy and medication.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are allergic and immunologic disorders?

How are allergies treated in children?

What is avoidance?

What is immunotherapy (allergy shots)?

How is immunotherapy administered in children?

How often are immunotherapy injections necessary for children?

Symptom improvement and immunotherapy for children

Are there side effects to immunotherapy in children?

Medication as treatment for allergy in children

What are antihistamines?

What are decongestants?

Providers Who Treat Allergic and Immunologic Disorders

Patient Stories

Departments that Treat Allergic and Immunologic Disorders

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