Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Allergies are immune system reactions to something the body senses as "foreign." Immune deficiencies are conditions that prevent the body's immune system from working properly. Pediatric allergy and immunology specialists at Beaumont's Children's provide nationally recognized care in a leading medical center for the evaluation and treatment of children with allergic disorders and immune system deficiencies.

Beaumont Children's specialists diagnose and treat the entire range of allergic and immune disorders in infants and children. Typically, children are referred by their pediatrician or primary care physician for treatment of common allergic problems. However, allergists throughout the region also refer their patients with complex, rare immune system problems for evaluation and second opinions. Beaumont's sophisticated laboratories and access to pediatric specialists in more than 80 medical and surgical disciplines combine to provide the highest standard of care.

Our pediatric allergy and immunology specialists evaluate and treat:

  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • anaphylaxis (a sudden and severe allergic reaction)
  • asthma
  • bee/insect allergy
  • chronic sinusitis
  • common Variable Immune Deficiency
  • drug allergies
  • eczema
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • food allergies
  • hay fever/allergic rhinitis
  • hives
  • hypogammaglobulinemia

Beaumont Children's offers an array of pediatric allergy and immunology tests and diagnostic procedures. For example, patients can be tested for environmental allergies, stinging insect and food allergies, and contact dermatitis. Blood testing and examination of the nose and sinuses using a "scope" (rhinoscopy) can be performed if necessary. Effective treatments include allergy shots (immunotherapy) and gradually building tolerance (desensitization) to environmental allergies or aeroallergens. Testing is also available to monitor the progress of treatment.