Allergy and Immunology
Physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of allergic and immune disorders.
Learn more about:
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Allergic skin rashes
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Drug allergy
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Primary immunodeficiency disorders (recurrent infections)
- Urticaria (hives)
An accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing allergies, asthma and immune disorders. Our pediatric specialists take a medical history and complete a thorough evaluation, which may include:
- Allergen skin testing
- Blood testing
- Bronchial provocation testing
- Immune function testing
- Lung function testing
After completing a thorough diagnostic evaluation, our team works with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan.
Following a comprehensive assessment, our team will create a care plan to help eliminate or reduce symptoms. If your child has hay fever or asthma, we may recommend medications such as antihistamines or steroids, environmental modification, allergen immunotherapy, and/or other therapies. For children with food allergies, we will develop an avoidance and emergency plan to prevent reactions and to treat them when they occur. Comer Children's also streamlines care for children with immune deficiencies by bringing together specialists in allergy and immunology, infectious disease, hematology and more.