Comprehensive evaluation for common allergy conditions
The most common allergies include pollen, dust, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain foods and medications. Allergic reactions can be mild, such as coughing or a runny nose. In rare situations, the reaction can by life-threatening, called anaphylaxis, and deadly if not treated urgently and properly.
We offer evaluations for:
Anaphylaxis – allergic emergencies
Hay fever, allergic rhinitis (allergy to pollen, dust, mold, pet dander)
Chronic nasal congestion (non-allergic rhinitis)
Eczema, atopic dermatitis
Eosinophilia and other gastrointestinal disorders
Drug allergy, reactions
Rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps
Bee venom allergy
Our team provides the following allergy testing and treatment options:
Nucala (injection treatment for allergy maintenance for patients ages 12 and older)
Methachlorine (a breathing test for asthma)
Xolair (to treat asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria)
Addressing immune deficiencies
A child with a primary immune deficiency has an immune system that does not work well. Primary immune deficiency usually is caused by a hereditary or genetic defect. The child will have a reduced ability to resist or fight an infectious disease.
Our team includes allergists, immunologists, and infectious disease physicians and specialists. This team approach spares children visits. We also work closely with your child’s pediatrician, and otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists and rheumatologists, to ensure the best outcome and care for your child.
Our team provides the following immune disorder treatment options:
Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (to boost your child’s antibody levels to strengthen the immune system)
Frequently Asked Questions
When should my child see an allergist or immunologist?
Signs that your child may be suffering allergy symptoms include:
Chronic sinus infection
Hay fever or other allergy symptoms for several months out of the year
Rash or skin irritation
What are the signs or symptoms of an immune system disorder?
Disorders of the immune system may result from a genetic abnormality (primary immune deficiency disorders or PIDD) or from infections such as HIV or treatments with medications that suppress the immune system (secondary immune deficiencies). Children or adolescents with immune deficiencies may have:
Recurrent, unusual or difficult-to treat infections
Poor growth or weight loss
Recurrent pneumonia, ear infections or sinusitis
Multiple courses of antibiotics or IV antibiotics necessary to clear infections
Recurrent deep abscesses of the organs or skin
A family history of PIDD
Swollen lymph glands or an enlarged spleen
Children with any of these symptoms should be evaluated for an immune deficiency disorder.
For More Information
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5306
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753 732-775-5500