Did you know that allergies are among the most common reasons kids miss school? Michele Johnson-Towson, MD, of Pediatric Place in Tampa, Florida, understands the toll that allergies can take on children, and offers thorough diagnostic and treatment services that can help. If your little one seems to be sensitive to specific substances, schedule an allergy exam at your earliest convenience, online or by phone.
Pediatric Place has in-house Allergy Testing Capabilities!
Frequently asked questions
What are allergies?
Peanuts and tree nuts
This is far from a comprehensive list. There are hundreds of substances that can trigger an allergic reaction.
What are some symptoms of allergies?
Stuffy or runny nose
Rashes or hives
Feeling faint or briefly losing consciousness
If your child is struggling to breathe and beginning to panic, seek emergency medical attention right away.
What is allergy testing?
Allergy testing is a tool used to determine which allergens your child is sensitive to. It’s also the first step in finding the best possible treatment path. One common allergy testing tool is a simple skin test.
This process involves creating a very small scratch on the surface of the skin, then applying a drop of an allergen extract onto that area.