Pediatric Allergy

pediatric allergy treatments in dubai

What is Allergy?

Allergy and Immunology is a medical discipline that treats and diagnoses allergies, asthma, and immunologic illnesses such as primary immunodeficiency.

Allergies develop when your immune system overreacts to a foreign object or food that normally causes no reaction in most people, such as pollen, bee venom or animal dander and causes symptoms ranging from slightly irritating to potentially fatal. Every cell in your body has a self-defense mechanism. as a result your immune system produces antibodies when you have allergies with a particular object or substance and that label a specific allergen as harmful even if it isn't. This  immune system's reaction may cause inflammation on your skin, sinuses, airways or your digestive system as in contact with any allergens.

About Pediatric Allergy

The percentage of children suffering from allergic disorders has risen dramatically in recent years, affecting a large number of children and their families, and having a substantial influence on their standard of living.

Immune system problems can range from allergic diseases such as seasonal hay fever and food allergies to complex immune disorders that cause immune deficiency and autoimmunity during which the body’s immune system attacks the body's own healthy cells.

For children and their families, allergy testing, diagnosis, and management are crucial. At HMS Mirdif Hospital in Dubai, we have an experienced team of allergy specialists, pediatric specialists to determine the exact cause of your child's allergy, we use the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment and allergy testing procedures. They will subsequently be able to advise you on how to manage your child's symptoms on a daily basis.

The Pediatric Allergy department at HMS Mirdif Hospitalin Dubai provides advanced and the latest care for children with asthma and allergic diseases. The department focuses on both allergic disease – including allergy, asthma, and environmental allergies – as well as immunodeficiency disorders. We treat children with allergies holistically, acknowledging the condition's complexity and the worry that many families experience. Using the experience of our highly skilled International team of experts, we integrate dietary adjustments with skincare treatments.

Our Pediatric Allergy Specialist will identify the cause of these allergy and immune system disorders, and the results will help us identify the specific diagnosis related to your child’s condition and help us determine the best course of allergic treatment in Dubai.

Symptoms of Pediatric Allergy

Symptoms of Pediatric Allergy differ from patient to patient, therefore symptoms that arise in one case of a given allergy may not appear in another. Allergies can affect a child's eyes, ears, nose, mouth, throat, lungs, skin, or gastrointestinal tract, and can result in the following:

  • Swollen cheeks, stuffy or runny nose, watery or puffy eyes
  • When you sneeze or cough, it's a sign that you're congested
  • Breathing problems and a sore throat
  • Itchy skin, redness, or even little pimples oozing or weeping fluids are all symptoms of a bacterial infection.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach ache
  • Congestion in the nose and chest, to name a few.

Pediatric Allergy Treatments in Dubai

  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Allergic asthma
  • Allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies)
  • Food and Drug allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis (most common type of eczema)
  • Anaphylaxis (life-threatening reaction to an allergen)
  • Nasal symptoms and sinusitis coughing
  • Bronchitis, wheezing
  • Chronic or recurrent infections
  • Food, drug or insect allergies
  • Rashes and itching of the skin
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Animal allergies
  • Swelling under the skin (Angioedema is a condition that is passed down from one generation to the next)

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Skin prick testing for reactivity to foods and environmental aeroallergens
  • Drug allergy testing and challenges
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder care
  • Allergy immunotherapies, including subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergies to grass pollen and dust mites
  • Biologic therapies for allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives)
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Immune function test