Allergy and Asthma Program
In the Allergy Program at Boston Children's Hospital, we understand that having a child with food allergies requires vigilant planning, which can be worrisome at times. That’s why we use a multidisciplinary approach and work closely with specialists in other departments in the hospital to develop individualized care plans that meet each child’s medical needs. Our dedicated focus on a pediatric population, along with our access to resources throughout the hospital, allows us to provide the highest quality treatment to children.
The first step in this process involves a comprehensive consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner who will ask questions and do a physical examination. Laboratory tests such as x-rays, allergy skin testing, breathing testing and blood tests may also be performed during this time.
Keep in mind that the initial evaluation can take 2 to 4 hours, which may occur over the course of one or more visits.
Long-term care and management
Regular follow-up visits may be needed to monitor your child’s health. Our comprehensive treatment focuses on all aspects of allergies.