The pediatric allergy and immunology specialist treats children with allergies, immune deficiencies and chronic infections. Our board-certified physicians specialize in dealing with children of all ages with asthma, cell deficiency, and food, environmental and drug allergies, and use state-of-the-art techniques for testing and treating all types of immunology-related conditions.
Tests Performed in Pediatric Immunology and Allergy Department
By testing all types of allergies, we can help you find out which foods or medications you may be allergic to and provide treatments for your allergy.
The allergy testing we provide includes:
-Allergen skin test: environmental and food allergies
-Patch skin tests for contact dermatitis
-Blood test including immunoglobulin E lgE test
-Oral food and drug provocation tests
You may also have asthma tests such as:
-Spirometry test to measure how much air you can take
-Pulmonary function test and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) test to measure how much air you can expel
What is Immunotherapy Treatment?
Allergy vaccines help your body get used to the allergens that cause allergic reactions. Over time, your symptoms will improve and your symptoms will decrease in frequency. If you have symptoms for more than 3 months a year and medications do not provide enough relief, you may want to consider allergy vaccines, also called “immunotherapy”.
At first, you’ll see your doctor once or twice a week for a few months. You will get the vaccine in your upper arm. It will contain a small amount of what you are allergic to, for example, pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, or bee venom.
The dose will increase gradually until it comes to what is called the maintenance dose. After that, you will usually be vaccinated every 2-4 weeks for 4-5 months. Then your doctor will gradually increase the time between vaccinations until the maintenance dose arrives once a month for 3-5 years. During this time, your allergy symptoms will improve and even disappear.
Allergic disease in children
Children’s allergy diseases include:
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
- Contact Dermatitis
- Drug Allergy
- Food Allergy
- Hereditary Angioedema
- Insect Allergies
- Latex Allergy
- Ocular (Eye) Allergy
- Urticaria (Hives)
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist
If your child has allergies or other problems with the immune system, a pediatric allergy and immunologist has special skills to treat your child. Your child’s immune system fights infections. If your child has allergies, their immune system will react incorrectly to things that are usually harmless. This reaction can cause your body to respond with health problems such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, hives, eczema (rash), or a very severe and unusual reaction called anaphylaxis.
If your child’s immune system is not working properly, they may suffer from frequent, serious and / or rare infections. Examples of such infections are sinusitis (inflammation of one or more of the sinuses), pneumonia (lung infection), thrush (a fungal infection in the mouth) and abscess (collections of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue).
A Pediatric Allergy and Immunologist will find and treat these allergies and immune system problems.
Pediatric Allergy Department
Pediatric allergy department is the name given to the department where education on allergic diseases in children is given, where the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases in children are made, and where the child allergy specialist diploma is given. In the pediatric allergy department, training is provided for allergic diseases in children from birth to 18 years old.
Who Are Pediatric Allergy Specialists?
They are specialists who are trained in the pediatric allergy department and become a pediatric allergy doctor. Child allergy specialist in Turkey, only be after it is specializing in child health and disease. In other words, you should first be a child health and specialist, then you should be entitled to receive a child allergy specialist diploma by training in the child allergy department. There is no pediatric allergy specialist among otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, pulmonary diseases and internal medicine specialists.
How Can I Find Pediatric Allergy Doctor?
The number of pediatric allergy doctor in Turkey is a few. For this reason, many doctors want to be interested in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases in children. Real pediatric allergists are specialists who have a diploma in pediatric allergy (now called pediatric immunology and allergy specialist) and also have a pediatric allergy specialist on their stamp.
As a result;
-Child Allergy is the name given to the department where education is given on allergic diseases in children.
-Pediatric allergists are experts who receive a child allergy specialist diploma by training in the child allergy department.
-Pediatric allergists are specialists who have a pediatric allergy specialist diploma with a higher specialization after becoming a pediatrician only.