Allergy & Immunology

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center offers an array of services to diagnose and treat several kinds of allergy and immunology conditions. Our board certified physicians and staff are dedicated to working together to provide comprehensive medical care, disease management and patient education for children of all ages affected by asthma and allergies. Our expertise in allergies and related immunologic disorders include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Ear, sinus and nasal disorders such as sinusitis and hay fever
  • Food allergies (e.g. milk, eggs, seafood, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat)
  • Airborne and pet allergies (e.g. pollen, pet dander, dust mites and molds)
  • Skin disorders such as eczema and hives

Allergy management at Connecticut Children’s includes testing for allergens, desensitization therapy and medication therapy to help children manage symptoms such as congestion, breathing problems, rash, nausea and vomiting. There is no cure for allergies, but when a child is diagnosed with an allergy to a certain substance, there are ways to reduce his or her symptoms and make the allergy easier
to manage.

In a patient- and family-centered environment, Connecticut Children’s pulmonologists evaluate, diagnose and treat children with asthma and educate the entire family about managing the condition. Our infectious disease specialists provide comprehensive care to children affected by autoimmune disorders and immune deficiency diseases such as psoriasis, lupus, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis.