Kids Allergist in Louisville KY
Our team of pediatricians in Louisville are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for children and adolescents with allergies, asthma, and immune system disorders. We understand the challenges and concerns that families face when managing these conditions and we strive to provide compassionate care in a comfortable and supportive environment.
The initial step in the treatment of an allergy is an accurate diagnosis by an allergist or immunologist. It involves deciding whether the patient’s symptoms are caused by an allergy and, if so, determining what triggers the allergy as accurately as possible. The resulting diagnosis will target the appropriate treatment or clinical intervention to allow avoidance of the allergic trigger which will help to eliminate or minimize symptoms.
An accurate diagnosis is obtained using a combination of approaches and tests that can include skin-pricks and blood tests to identify and confirm a diagnosis.
At Kaplan Barron Pediatrics, we offer treatment for allergies to children in Louisville, KY. Our board-certified pediatricians in Louisville will take the time to diagnose your child’s symptoms and discover a symptom management plan tailored to your child’s needs.
Treatment Options for Pediatric Allergies
Allergies can be a major source of discomfort and disruption in a child’s life, and we understand the challenges that families face when managing these conditions. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient.
These treatments can be self-administered and do not necessarily need to be based on an accurate diagnosis. Farmington Pediatrics listed out some medications that can be given to children which include the use of over the counter medications such as antihistamine creams and steroid creams for eczema and antihistamine pills for nasal symptoms that include rhinitis. More serious conditions can be treated with inhalers for asthma, skin creams for eczema and auto injectors for anaphylaxis resulting from, among other causes, insect bites, without having identified whether the condition is truly an allergy.
This approach is used mainly for allergies caused by food, drugs, venom, latex and animal dander. This can also include occupational allergies, and to a lesser extent, depending on the suspected cause, asthma, rhinitis and eczema. When using allergen avoidance, it is important to know that there may be interactions resulting from cross reactions between, to name a few, latex and fruits and vegetables as well as tree pollen and fresh fruits. While it may appear simple, avoiding allergens may be difficult to achieve, costly and may not be completely successful.
This approach is often part of an individual’s emergency self-treatment plan for acute attacks such as for acute tongue swelling or anaphylaxis that can result from insect bites.
By administering an allergen either via a beneath the skin (subcutaneous) injection or under the tongue (sublingual) an allergist or immunologist can try to reintroduce a patient’s immunological tolerance to a particular allergen. These procedures are typically used to treat allergies caused by pollen rhinitis, venom, asthma and cat allergy. On occasion, the use of drugs to desensitize a patient to a particular allergen can also be used.
Schedule an Appointment for Allergy Treatment in Louisville, KY
At Kaplan Barron we specialize in treatment options for pediatric allergies, helping children and adolescents manage their symptoms and achieve optimal health. Call our pediatric clinic at (502) 452-6337 to schedule an appointment today!