Approximately 3 million children in the United States have food allergies and reports suggest an increasing prevalence, especially among infants and young children. Because food allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food needed to cause a reaction varies, food allergies can impact children and their families in many ways.
Caregivers at the Hasbro Children's Hospital Food Allergy Center have a passion for healing children. Our approach to pediatric care ensures that members of our expert medical team work together to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for each child.
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Services and Treatment of Pediatric Food Allergies
We treat children affected by a wide range of mild to severe food allergies, including those with a history of anaphylactic reactions and complex cases of eosinophilic GI disease.
We manage many conditions, including:
Food-induced atopic dermatitis
Food protein enterocolitis syndrome
Food allergies coexisting with other GI diseases
Our specialists work with each family to coordinate an individualized plan of treatment and will keep the family informed throughout the process. Through leading-edge methods and treatments, we provide symptomatic relief and increased quality of life for both the child and family.
Our diverse services include:
Patient and family education
Diet/lifestyle modification and nutritional assessment
Behavioral therapy to help with adherence and coping with new diagnosis and restrictions
Immunotherapy for environmental and seasonal allergies
Comprehensive allergy testing, including skin prick testing
Most of our services are available at our convenient location in Hasbro Children's Hospital, which helps to reduce multiple appointments in different locations, missed days of school and work, scheduling conflicts, and interruption of the family's routines.
Clinical Trials for Allergies
Research is currently being conducted to learn more about allergies and how they affect our patients.