Paediatric Allergy

Paediatric Allergy

At the Emirates Specialty Hospital, our paediatric allergy department is thoroughly experienced with treating allergies in children.

With particular attention paid to looking after youngsters and making them feel comfortable in a medical environment, our paediatric allergists are second to none in the United Arab Emirates. Our doctors make assessments on the healthy development of children so parents can rest assured that their loved ones are equipped to handle whatever the future brings.

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Including problems of the skin, diet and much more, paediatric allergists go through years of training in medicine before being specifically required to study caring for young people suffering from allergies and respiratory disorders.

Your children are in safe hands at the Emirates Specialty Hospital, with checks being carried out to make sure newborns are healthy, and to arrange vaccination where appropriate.

Our paediatric allergy department works with those who have asthma, chronic cough and allergic rhinitis. Rhinitis is nose inflammation that can happen as a result of being irritated by dust, animal skin particles, pollen and mould.

Paediatric allergists also spend time with children whose sleep is affected by sinusitis, a condition where the sinus inflames due to virus, bacteria, fungus and allergies that patients and parents may not be aware of. Our work has improved the lives of children continuously suffering from headaches or regularly dealing with sore throats, a swollen facial area, fever, as well as pressure in, pain or blockages of the nose.

Emirates Specialty Hospital doctors can also work with children to treat atopic dermatitis or eczema, urticaria (including hives, welts and nettle rash) as well as other conditions relating to allergies.

Paediatric allergy treatments can halt the symptom of nasal discharge and prevent the condition from advancing. We care for skin and bone infections, meningitis and even brain abscesses.

In order to diagnose and treat paediatric allergies, asthma patients can be provided with a pulmonary function test, plus fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) to monitor inflammation of the airways and check the child’s response to medications provided.

Doctors can administer immunotherapy to suppress, enhance or induce a response, or use desensitisation methods (under the tongue or via subcutaneous injection) for hay fever and other aeroallergens.

When taking care of recurrent chest infections, your child is in good hands with specialists certified by the American Board of Paediatrics, providing health support guidance, annual check-ups and basic or neonatal life support.

The Child Allergy Department is the unit that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the immune system and allergic diseases of children aged 0-18. Prevention of infectious epidemics that can deeply affect society is also among the duties of pediatric allergy physicians. The overreaction of the immune system to some substances – normally harmless, such as house dust, pollen, animal hair, nutrients (milk, honey, etc.) – is called allergy. Substances that cause this reaction are called allergens. There are many diseases caused by an immunological and allergy. Allergic cold, allergic and non-allergic bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever/spring fever), atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema), food allergies, urticaria (hives) and anaphylaxis are the main diseases caused by allergies. The main symptoms of allergic diseases: 

  •         Itching on the skin
  •         Redness, blistering and swelling of the skin
  •         Eczema
  •         Recurrent dry cough and sneezing
  •         Shortness of breath
  •         Wheezing breathing
  •         Runny nose, itching and congestion
  •         Tears, redness and itching of the eyes
  •         Abdominal pain
  •         Diarrhea
  •         Vomiting
  •         Presence of blood or mucus in stool

For the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of allergic diseases that can be seen in childhood, the opinions of the Child Allergy specialists who have completed their specialty training in the field of Child Allergy are of great importance. These diseases are not just the discomfort of an organ system. For this reason, in order to evaluate the diseases as a whole, it is necessary to know the history of the disease, to analyze the possible conditions affecting the clinical course, to use the correct and economic diagnostic methods, and to make the most accurate treatment planning. Thanks to all this, not only day-saving solutions, but long-term solutions can be produced.

In the diagnosis of allergic diseases, determining which allergens cause the disease is very important. For this purpose, allergen skin tests with specific IgE that can be measured in serum are laboratory methods used for diagnosis. The interpretation of these tests must be done by a child allergist, taking into account the patient’s physical examination findings, clinical course and follow-up.

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