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Children's Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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Children's of Mississippi allergists and immunologists are board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and other diseases of the immune system. Whether a child needs relief from pet or dust allergies or parents need help managing a child's food allergy or asthma, our team can help.

Allergies

Allergies are what happens when our immune system fights foreign bodies like pet dander, foods, even materials like latex or a new laundry detergent. Allergic reactions may be annoying, like a runny nose caused by seasonal allergies, or potentially harmful, like anaphylaxis caused by a food allergy. Allergists at Children's of Mississippi work with families to help lessen the symptoms - and concerns - that come with allergies in children.

Learn more about our allergy services for children:

Asthma

The same substances that cause allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms. As with allergies, asthma symptoms are the body's response to a foreign substance, but with asthma, the reaction affects a child's lungs and airways, causing an asthma attack.

Learn more about our asthma services for children:

Immunology

Immunology is the branch of the medicine dealing with the immune system, which defends your child’s body from disease and infection. 

Learn more about our immunology services for children:

Children's Immunologic Testing

Patient care

We diagnose and treat children and adolescents with a wide range of allergic and immunologic disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Sinusitis
  • Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)
  • Hives (urticaria)
  • Drug allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Insect sting allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Primary immune disorders

Our allergy and immunology specialists provide consultations, outpatient and inpatient services, and comprehensive clinical care. We believe in a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to allergy management, and we stay in close contact with referring physicians to ensure continuous care.

Services

Our pediatric allergy and asthma services include, but are not limited to:

  • Educating patients and families about asthma, allergic disease, and avoidance of environmental allergens and trigger
  • Evaluation and management of primary immune deficiency disorders
  • Oral challenges to foods and drugs
  • Pulmonary function testing for evaluation of asthma
  • Skin testing to determine allergy to inhalants, foods, drugs (such as penicillin), vaccines, and stinging insects

Planning Your Visit

We hope to make your visit to Children's of Mississippi as convenient as possible by providing resources that you may find useful when planning your visit. Click below to learn more about wayfinding, eCheck-in, and COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Family-friendly amenities to make your visit more comfortable.

Visitors to Sanderson Tower will find convenient spaces to eat, pick up last-minute items, rest, and reflect. Garage C, connected to Sanderson Tower by a covered walkway, offers the closest parking. It is easily accessed from Woodrow Wilson.

  1. Market Coffee

    Market Coffee (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open daily with Starbucks® beverages, grab-and-go foods, and hot sandwiches.
  2. Gift Shop

    Children’s of Mississippi Gift Shop (Sanderson Tower, Level G) offers merchandise specially selected for pediatric patients and their parents, including stuffed animals, toys, snacks, and drinks.
  3. Interfaith Chapel

    The interfaith chapel (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open 24 hours a day for quiet, meditation, and prayer.
  4. PICU/NICU Family Lounges

    The PICU (Level 3) and NICU floors (Levels 4 & 5) of Sanderson Tower feature lounges with refrigerators and washer dryers, where families of patients admitted to the PICU or NICU can eat, relax, and do laundry.

Meet Our Specialists

Batson Doctor

At Children’s of Mississippi, our pediatric experts work together to complete a full circle of care for your child.

Children's Allergy/Immunology