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Pediatric Allergies & Immunology

Banner Children’s is ready when things that are taken for granted can’t be – like when allergies and asthma make it hard to breathe. While that’s no fun for adults, it can be especially frustrating and sometimes scary for kids. At Banner Children’s, we’ve designed our pediatric allergy diagnoses and treatments from kid-level up, to help them and their parents, breathe easier.

How Common Are Allergies in Kids?

Children’s allergies may be more common than you think. Allergies are one of the top three most common long-term conditions in kids.

  • Over 9 million kids in the U.S. have skin allergies
  • One in 13 children have food allergies
  • 8.3 million kids in the U.S. have respiratory allergies

What Are Common Allergies for Kids?

Children can suffer from several different types of allergies. Some of the most common allergies in kids include:

  • Skin allergies, such as eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergies, especially peanuts, eggs and dairy products
  • Respiratory allergies, caused by pollen, dust mites or cigarette smoke

Pediatric Allergy Diagnosis

At Banner Children’s, we use the latest techniques to diagnose all allergy symptoms that range from coughing and wheezing all the way to pneumonia. Our technicians are trained to use these and other tools to diagnose your child’s condition:

  • Diagnostic laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Exercise testing
  • High-risk airway evaluation
  • Lung function assessment
  • Pediatric polysomnography
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respiratory home care, including chronic ventilator management

Pediatric Allergy Treatment

Our pediatric allergy treatments are tailored to meet your child’s specific needs. Some common allergy treatments include:

  • Avoidance of the substance that causes allergic reactions
  • Immunotherapy
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Nasal steroids
  • Ointments or creams

Look no further than Banner Children’s to help you navigate and treat your child’s allergies or immunology disorders.