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Pediatric Allergy Services

When your child’s sniffles and sneezes last longer than two weeks, allergies may be the culprit.

Our UCI Health pediatric allergy and immunology specialists provide complex care to newborns, children and teens who have a wide range of allergies, as well as those with inherited (primary) and acquired (secondary) immune deficiencies. 

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal reaction to allergens that are harmless for most people. Reactions can range from mild to severe, including:

  • Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
  • Common skin rashes or hives
  • Difficulty breathing (asthma)
  • Stomach upset

Because every child is different, we create personalized treatment plans using the most advanced, leading-edge testing and therapeutic options available.

We see patients at Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine and at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 714-456-7720.

Allergic rhinitis affects as many as 40% of U.S. children, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Food, pollen, bug bites, animal fur, cigarette smoke, mold or perfume all have the potential to trigger allergies in a child.


  • Has your child complained about an itchy or tingling feeling in the mouth after eating certain fruits, vegetables or nuts? It may indicate a food allergy, but it also could be a seasonal allergy such as hay fever.
  • Does your child have constant or frequent skin itching and rash? It could be eczema, and avoiding irritants is one of the most important steps in managing it.
  • Did you know that about 30% of children with eczema also have food allergies?


Our expert physicians diagnose and treat the full range of common, rare and novel allergies and immune problems, including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Bee sting
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Drug allergies
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Eye allergies
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergies (including gastrointestinal)
  • Hives (urticaria) and angioedema
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Insect bites
  • Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies
  • Recurrent infections

We also provide immunologic evaluation of children with chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome and Miller-Dieker syndrome, who also have recurrent infections.

To schedule a consultation, please call us at 714-456-7720.

How children experience symptoms and allergic reactions varies greatly. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to determine what allergies your child may have.

These include:

  • Breathing tests to evaluate pulmonary function for asthma
  • Extensive immunologic and genetic evaluation for recurrent or unusual infections, multiple autoimmune conditions or immune dysregulation
  • Patch testing for skin allergies
  • Skin testing for food and environmental allergens
  • Skin testing for penicillin and other medications
  • Skin testing for stinging insect allergies

We offer innovative treatments to keep your child’s symptoms under control, including:

  • Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Biologic treatment for severe asthma
  • Drug desensitization
  • Immunoglobulin infusions for a variety of immunodeficiencies
  • Infusions for hereditary angioedema

Please call us at 714-456-7720 to schedule a consultation.

Our UCI Health pediatric allergy specialists include:

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