Allergy & Asthma Specialists has 8 offices in the Philadelphia area to better serve patients where they live. Our goal is to provide the best pediatric allergy services to families in the region and we will continue to grow to bring allergy care to new areas that are in need. We seek out only talented and trusted allergists and feel confident that your family will be happy with your doctor.
All of the doctors at Allergy & Asthma Specialists are board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. In addition, our allergists are also trained in either pediatrics or internal medicine, so we are very comfortable treating pediatric patients for allergies and asthma. We provide allergy and asthma testing, as well as education and treatment for allergies, asthma, and other immunologic conditions.
Children Allergy Testing & Treatment
Age is not a barrier for allergy testing, so even infants can benefit. At Allergy & Asthma Specialists, our allergy and asthma doctors and staff have been trained to work with children to make the allergy testing experience as comfortable as possible.
We offer the testing for the following allergies
- Environmental Allergies
- Tree Pollen
- Weed Pollen
- Grass Pollen
- Dust Mites
- Pet Dander
- Stinging Insect Allergies
- Food Allergies
- Latex Allergies
- Medication Allergies
After testing, our allergy doctors will discuss the best treatment options for your child. This may be a combination of avoidance, medications, and/or immunotherapy. The age in which shots may be recommended to young children is done on a case-by-case basis.
Research has shown that allergy shots can prevent children who have allergic rhinitis from getting asthma.
Take a look at our article on how to prepare your child for allergy testing.
Here is Dr. Hans Otto discussing Childhood Allergies:
Children Asthma Testing & Treatment
Children with asthma often have symptoms before they turn five, and one in four children with allergies will develop asthma at some point. Our doctors have the specialized training and experience to determine if your child has asthma, what is causing it, and how best to treat it.
We offer the following testing and treatment options for asthma:
- Pulmonary Function Testing (lungs)
- Asthma Management
If you’ve ever wondered how Asthma is diagnosed, we’ve covered that in this article.
Here is Dr. Rajiv Arora discussing Childhood Asthma:
Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified allergists.