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Allergy and Asthma Center


If your child has asthma or allergies, it can make it hard for them to breathe or enjoy things like playing outside. With diagnosis, treatment and ongoing monitoring from our board-certified allergy, immunology and pulmonology sub-specialty providers, your child can remain healthy and active. 


What do Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology Specialists do?

Our board-certified allergists, immunologists, and pulmonologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • asthma
  • inhalant allergies
  • food reactions
  • hay fever
  • eczema
  • hives
  • sinus problems
  • immune disorders
  • cystic fibrosis
  • chronic cough
  • respiratory disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Exercise intolerance


How do I know if my child's asthma symptoms are uncontrolled?

The Childhood Asthma Control Test is a way to help your child's healthcare provider determine if your child's asthma symptoms are well controlled. You can share the results with your child's healthcare provider.

 Take Allergy/Asthma Quiz


Reasons to see a Pediatric Allergy, Immunology or Pulmonary Specialist;

  • Recent severe asthma episode or allergic reaction.
  • Any visits to the hospital or emergency room for breathing and allergy-related issues.
  • Frequent need for oral steroid tablets or syrup.
  • Child’s life is disrupted by sleep disturbances, inability to exercise or frequent school absences.
  • Complicating conditions, such as sinusitis, acid reflux, eczema, obesity or frequent infections.
  • Medication side effects.
  • Worsening seasonal symptoms or if symptoms are worsening in spite of treatment.



What can I expect?

  • To be seen by a specialist right away
  • To be fully taken care
  • The issue to be managed in its entirety
  • Intentional time with our specialist (similar to a family doctor)


What do Pediatrics Northwest specialists provide?

  • Help to identify the child’s allergy and asthma triggers.
  • State of the art diagnostic testing and evaluation of lung function.
  • Diagnosis of underlying lung disease or other respiratory conditions.
  • Treadmill exercise testing when appropriate.
  • Examination of the airways (flexible bronchoscopy) under anesthesia in appropriate circumstances.
  • Knowledge of treatment options. A written treatment program with an action plan to help parents and the primary care provider respond more effectively to worsening symptoms.
  • Ongoing monitoring of treatment goals.
  • Effective communication with the primary care physician or nurse practitioner regarding the child’s treatment and progress.
  • A specialist available 24 hours a day.