If your child suffers from allergies or other problems with his immune system, a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist has special skills to treat your child. Your child's immune system fights infections. If your child has allergies, his/her immune system wrongly reacts to things that are usually harmless. Pet dander, pollen, dust, mold spores, insect stings, food, and medications are examples of such things. Sometimes, if your child's immune system is not working right, he may suffer from frequent, severe, and/or uncommon infections. Examples of such infections are sinusitis (inflammation of one or more of the sinuses), pneumonia (infection of the lung), thrush (a fungus infection in the mouth), and abscesses (collections of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue) that keep coming back.
Children are not just small adults. They cannot always tell us what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical examination. Pediatric Allergists/immunologists are trained to examine and treat children in a way that helps them relax and cooperate. Our goal at Marshall Pediatrics is to identify the causes of these disorders in your child, and to offer ways to decrease symptoms so that your child can live a healthier life.