About Allergies & Sinus
When you only have symptomatic clues as to what your child is allergic to, you may want the peace of mind that allergy testing can bring. Allergy testing is very useful in determining your child’s triggers and specific allergies. Depending on the symptoms, our trusted pediatricians at Village Pediatrics will recommend and order the proper allergy testing for your child, as there are several available methods. Infants and children can show early indicators of allergies, and it is best to find out as early as possible what your child is allergic to as it could be a life-threatening exposure, such as food allergies, insect bites, certain medications, and environmental factors. Our pediatricians in Plano, TX can help you determine the best and healthiest way to fight allergies for your kids.
Allergies and Sinus Reviews
"We first got introduced to this doctor when our baby was 4 months.We had a lot health concerns of our little one with her skin (eczema)and wheezing. Now, all has become normal and she is good healthy baby. Her skin is cleared up and wheezing became rare.We are so happy about that.Her prescribed medicine works so well with our baby. neither are over dosed too. Dr. malini treated my baby so well with care & compassionate as my baby loves the doctor visits. Particularly her staff are so nice & courteous. she is a good listener and patient towards your worries & concerns.She talks and gives advices about baby diet And behaviour.We had a wonderful experience and still having great ones so i would definitely recommend this doctor."- N. / Vitals / Jul 10, 2013
"Doctor is very good in listening and diagnosing the problems .She is the pediatrician for my kids since 4 years. She gave lot of tips like feeding schedules for the baby , parenting ,handling toddler tantrums, preventive measures against cold ,allergies during the visits."- V. / Google / Sep 10, 2018
"I have been seeing Dr. Malini Hebbur since I moved to Texas. My kids both love to see her and in Texas allergies are so high all the time and the doc explains what to do and not to do and gives prescription medicine only if necessary. When I follow her my kids recover in 1-2 days whether it's allergies or cold, cough, and fever. She always patiently listens to your concerns and doubts and clarifies each and every doubt and also educates you for future so that you know what exactly has to be done by not panicking. I am so glad and happy that she is my kid's doctor. I would highly recommend her."- R.K. / Office Visit / Oct 17, 2022
There are three different allergy testing methods our office can provide your child with to ensure their safety from allergic reactions at home or at school. These options include:
- Skin tests: With a small scratch made in the skin, we will put a small sample of an allergen on the skin, which will test for food, animal, penicillin, and other allergies. This is also called a “scratch test.” There usually is a reaction very quickly when there is an allergy indication, and the area can become sensitive or discolored.
- Blood tests: Blood is drawn and sent to a lab for testing. Many allergies cannot be determined through this testing, especially food allergies. However, we do offer it as an option. For some children with severe reactions, skin tests are not an option.
- Elimination diets: Parents can use the process of elimination to figure out which foods are or are not causing the symptoms the child displays. By eliminating specific foods from the child’s diet like eggs, tree nuts, shellfish, dairy, wheat, and soy, you can help the pediatrician understand what your child will and will not tolerate.
As children get older and their bodies fully develop, additional allergy testing may be necessary. We want to keep your child safe with these preventative measures.
Sinus infections can often mimic allergy symptoms. Some children experience seasonal allergies with watery eyes, runny noses, coughing, sneezing, congestion, headache, and fever. Generally, children with allergies will experience this at certain times of the year (spring, summer, and fall) when there are high levels of allergens in the air. It is easy to confuse a sinus infection with allergies. Contact your pediatrician to help minimize the discomfort of your child, and find out if allergies are at play. You can eliminate some of the illness with anti-allergy medications as recommended by your child’s physician.
Plan your Visit
Finding out what your child may or may not be allergic to can give you peace of mind, and reduce the stress of worrying about possible exposures. When testing for exactly what triggers a dangerous and sometimes life-threatening situation, you will know precisely what to avoid and how to prepare your child (and teachers) for an exposure situation at home or in the classroom. We can help take the guesswork out of allergies. If you think your child would benefit from allergy testing, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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