Treatment Options for Pediatric Allergies

Treatment Options for Pediatric Allergies

Pediatric allergies can be difficult for our youngest patients, but we understand that they need to be managed to help improve a patient’s quality of life. Dr. Noga Askenazi and her associates at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois believe in providing expert care for children. When diagnosed with allergies, whether it’s a skin allergy, food allergy, or environmental allergy, Dr. Noga Askenazi and her team take the time to speak to parents about ways to treat these issues.

What are Some Treatment Options for Pediatric Allergies?

Some treatment options for pediatric allergies include:

  • Antihistamines: These medications can help to relieve symptoms such as itching, sneezing, and runny nose. They are typically administered as an oral medication once or several times a day as needed.
  • Corticosteroids: Corticosteroid medications can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Epinephrine: This medication can be used in the case of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). It is injected directly into the bloodstream to provide immediate relief. Patients with severe allergies must have epinephrine with them at all times in case of a severe allergic reaction that can put their lives at risk.
  • Allergen immunotherapy: This treatment involves slowly exposing the child to increasing amounts of the allergen to build up their tolerance over time. This may be done in various ways and can, over time, reduce or even eliminate otherwise severe or problematic allergies.


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Which Treatment is Right for My Child?

No “one size fits all” solution exists for children with allergies. Working closely with an allergy doctor and team is the first step in helping your child with their unique health needs.

How Do I Find a Skin Allergy Specialist Near Me?

Dr. Noga Askenazi is an experienced provider in the areas of Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois, who can offer a wide selection of services along with her associates. If you are interested in pediatric allergy services and want to speak with our expert team, call (847) 888-8802 to request an appointment at one of our two office locations. We are open to patients in and around the area and accept new and returning patients.

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Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in immunology and allergy with a comprehensive background in neurosurgery and dermatology. Holding a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Aurora University, she brings a holistic approach to patient care. Haley Young is committed to treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, adeptly managing complex conditions like allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and asthma. She is a member of prestigious professional organizations and is dedicated to building trust with her patients, ensuring compassionate and comprehensive care.

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.