Listening as your child struggles to take a deep breath, hearing her cough throughout the night, trying to soothe red itchy skin - most parents have to deal with one or more of these symptoms at one point or another. For parents of children with chronic conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, or allergies, this may be a typical day or night.
At Mission Children's Hospital, we understand the discomfort and fear that allergies and immunology conditions can cause for a patient and his or her family. We have a team of pediatric specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs to help patients control symptoms and return to normal life.
Patients can contact us directly or be referred by their primary care physician by calling 828-213-1740.
Mission's Allergy and Immunology program cares for patients suffering from a number of conditions, including:
- Chronic cough
- Allergic inflammation of the skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts
We offer a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for patients suffering from allergies and immunology conditions. This includes:
- Physical exam
- Patient history review
- Lung function tests
- Peak flow measurements
- Chest x-Ray
- Allergy skin or blood tests
- Arterial blood gas
- Eosinophil Count (a type of white blood cell)
- Prick tests to test for potential allergens
- RAST Test (blood test for antibodies)
- Elimination diet
- Lung cultures
- Blood draws
We have an interdisciplinary staff of pediatric specialists trained in pediatric pulmonology and allergy/immunology. Our team works together to diagnose your child's condition and develop a treatment plan that may control symptoms and provide a healthy lifestyle for your family.
Learn more about our Pediatric Specialist:
Dr Bruce Bacot
Referral and Contact Information
If you are concerned that your loved one has one of these conditions, please see your primary care physician for a referral to Mission Children's Hospital's Allergy and Immunology program.
If you have any questions or would like us to fax you a form, please call 828-213-1740.