Pediatric allergies and asthma
Pediatric allergies and asthma not only limit your child’s quality of life now, but can affect their future health. Geisinger’s pediatric allergists help alleviate symptoms so your child can stay active and remain healthy.
Allergies and asthma can create misery for children. Our specialists provide relief for coughing, sneezing, itching and wheezing. They have the training and resources necessary to treat even the most complex cases.
Why choose Geisinger for pediatric allergy and asthma care?
- Accurate diagnosis: We offer a range of tests to determine the type of allergy or asthma your child may have, as well as the severity. These tests then help our doctors develop an appropriate plan. Evaluations include skin pricks and patch tests, lung function assessment, blood markers, and measurements of the amount of nitrous oxide exhaled.
- Tailored treatments: Our pediatric allergists create long-term treatment plans that alleviate your child’s symptoms. Options may include:
- Oral or topical medications
- Education about environmental triggers and management techniques
- In-office allergy shots
- Practical plans for home and school: We develop strategies tailored to each child and focus on managing day-to-day symptoms. We help ensure children don’t miss school or activities because of allergies or asthma.
- Team approach to care: Our doctors have extensive training in evaluating and treating allergies and asthma in children. When necessary, we work collaboratively with other pediatric specialists to ensure each child receives care that addresses the symptoms and diagnosis. Our team includes Geisinger doctors specializing in pulmonary and respiratory disorders.
Allergy and asthma conditions and treatments
Our caring specialists provide allergy- and asthma-related symptom relief for children, particularly those with complex challenges.
- Allergic conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Chronic cough
- Eczema, skin rashes and hives
- Eosinophilic gastroinstestinal disease (EGID)
- Environmental allergies
- Food and drug allergies
- Pneumonia and lung disease
- Behavioral or environmental modification
- Immunotherapy, including allergy shots
- Inhalers and spacers
- Oral or topical medications, including antihistamines and steroids