Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Helping our patients feel more comfortable during every season is a priority. At EMMC Allergy and Immunology Specialists, we offer testing to uncover the source of environmental and food allergies.

We treat asthma, dermatologic issues, and allergies to medicines. We provide a variety of procedures for treating intolerances and immunologic reactions.

Services:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma, including nasal polyps and samter’s triad
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Eosinophilic disorders including hypereosinophilic syndrome and eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergy
  • Food intolerance
  • Hereditary and acquired angioedema
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Insect hypersensitivity
  • Latex allergy
  • Ocular allergy (eyes)
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria (hives)

Procedures:

  • Skin testing for environmental and food allergies
  • Subcutaneous immunotherapy for environmental allergens (allergy shots)
  • Skin testing for penicillin
  • Sublingual immunotherapy for environmental allergens
  • Insect venom skin testing
  • Insect venom desensitization
  • Patch testing
  • Spirometry and FeNO (breathing tests for asthma)
  • Food challenges
  • Drug challenges
  • Drug desensitization
  • IVIG treatment
  • Xolair and Nucala injections for asthma
 

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Allergy Index

Does your child suffer from Allergies? Advice from Elias Akl, MD
If your child has allergy symptoms, Elias Akl, MD, of EMMC Allergy and Immunology Specialists, has advice for you and your family. Dr. Akl reviews what symptoms to look for with indoor and outdoor allergens as well as the importance of treatment and prevention. He also highlights when a child might need allergy immunotherapy, as well as the myth about children inheriting bee sting allergies from their parents.