Child allergology

How does pediatric allergology differ from adult allergology?

Pediatric allergology is a field of medicine that deals with allergies from infancy to adolescence. At Derm-Al Center, allergic diseases in children are managed by a pediatrician-allergist. It is crucial that allergy treatment in children is conducted safely and that the doctor is an expert in selecting medications for young patients. Anti-allergic drugs often contain steroids, which are indispensable in quickly combating inflammation but must be used under strict medical supervision. Allergy tests should also not be performed on children without the explicit recommendation of an experienced doctor, as even small doses of allergens used in tests can burden and expose the child's body.

It is worth visiting a pediatrician-allergist if the child has respiratory, digestive, or skin complaints, and the family doctor has ruled out other diseases or is unsure of the diagnosis. Observing the child, determining how persistent the symptoms are, the circumstances in which they occur, what causes their exacerbation, when they first appeared, and which previously used medications were ineffective are important elements in treating allergies in children. To determine the type of allergy, the pediatrician-allergist may order prick or patch allergy tests. Treatment may include desensitization in the form of oral vaccines or injections.

Early detection and treatment of allergies in a child can prevent the development of asthma or other serious diseases.

Allergies treated at Derm-Al

At the pediatric allergy clinic of Derm-Al Center, we diagnose and treat allergic diseases in infants, children, and adolescents, including:

  • food allergies and intolerances,
  • persistent diarrhea, constipation, colic, rashes, vomiting, and regurgitation,
  • atopic dermatitis,
  • recurrent respiratory infections,
  • bronchitis, laryngitis, and pneumonia,
  • chronic cough,
  • inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, sinuses, and conjunctiva,
  • bronchial asthma.
  • During a visit to the pediatrician-allergist, parents can receive information on:

  • prevention of allergic diseases in children from families with allergies,
  • dietary recommendations during breastfeeding,
  • preventive diets for children with food intolerances,
  • prevention of contact with indoor and outdoor allergens,
  • and also receive training on the technique of administering inhaled medications.
  • At Derm-Al Center, children can undergo:

  • patch allergy tests,
  • skin prick tests, usually starting from age 5, unless the doctor advises otherwise,
  • spirometry,
  • desensitization (specific allergen immunotherapy),
  • It is also possible to perform native skin tests using fresh food allergens such as milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and spices.

    Dr. Anna Gosk

    Dr. Anna Gosk

    Specialist in Pediatrics, Specialist in Allergology

    Monday 15:30 – 19:00

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    Dr. Anna Ślęk

    Dr. Anna Ślęk

    Specialist in Pediatrics, Specialist in Allergology

    currently on medical leave

    58 345 20 20


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    • Dermatology and Allergy Centre
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