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Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Baylor Scott & White McLane Niños

Pediatric allergists can identify allergen triggers to help manage your child’s symptoms

Children are often referred to pediatric allergists when they have the following symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose, eyes and ears
  • Asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing and being short of breath
  • Dry, red, scaly and itchy rash, which are signs of eczema

It is important to identify the environmental triggers of your child’s symptoms so that avoidance measures and medications can work together to provide relief. Allergy injections containing pollen or other allergens may be needed for children with difficult-to-control symptoms. These injections help the body’s immune system to develop a tolerance to the allergen.


​Pediatric allergy services

  • Alergias a los alimentos
  • Medication allergies
  • Insect bite allergies
  • Airborne allergies that cause rhinitis
  • Allergies that cause sinusitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hives and eczema
  • Angioedema (swelling)
  • Chronic urticaria (skin rash)
  • Tos crónica
  • Abnormalities of eosinophils (white blood cells) and mast cells
  • Recurrent ear or sinus infections

Working together to find relief from asthma symptoms

Some children with asthma symptoms have increased coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath when they are exposed to pollen, mold spores, house dust or animal danders. These exposures may increase your child’s need for more frequent or stronger medications to control symptoms.

A pediatric allergist can identify and treat environmental asthma triggers so your child will have fewer symptoms and be less dependent on rescue and controller medications.

Children with severe or difficult-to-control asthma may benefit from management by a team of specialists including the allergist, a pulmonary specialist and a respiratory therapist.

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