Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Center
Children's Hospital's asthma, allergy and clinical immunology specialists provide medical care for adults and children. We often can provide more effective treatment for a child because we understand his or her family history.
We diagnose and treat the following:
- Food and drug allergies.
- Skin allergies, like hives (urticaria) and eczema.
- Frequent sinus infections.
- Severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis.
- Eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic inflammatory disease of the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach.
- Stinging insect allergies.
- Hay fever.
- Immune deficiency.
Children's Hospital offers a unique approach for patients with complex conditions:
Food or medication challenge tests
To confirm suspected allergies, doctors may do special tests. Based on the patient's reaction, these unique tests allow specialists to provide the best and safest care for patients.
Asthma Plus program
Adults and children with severe, difficult-to-control asthma receive specialized care through the Asthma Plus program. Doctors from many different specialties will help patients focus on education, identify short- and long-term health goals, develop an asthma action plan, understand when to contact a physician, and learn the importance of nutrition, exercise, an annual flu vaccine and regular follow-up visits with a medical professional.
Clinical Nutrition Services
Patients diagnosed with food allergies may be referred to a dietitian who specializes in caring for children with food allergies. Children with many food allergies may be at risk for nutrition problems that affect growth and development. Dietitians provide nutrition counseling, and help educate patients and families about how to live with food allergies.
Primary Immunodeficiency Program
A team of health care specialists diagnoses and treats complex primary immune deficiencies (non-AIDS) in children and adults. A full range of treatment is offered and research is conducted continually to improve diagnostic testing and care. The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory offers some of the most advanced testing in the country for a variety of primary immunodeficiencies.
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Allergy doctors partner to provide specialized care for children with chronic sinus disease. Physicians work together to evaluate each patient and also may consult an Infectious Disease specialist.
Our team of specialists includes allergists with international reputations in the fields of allergy, asthma and immunology. Other clinic staff includes nurse practitioners, a nurse education specialist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and respiratory care practitioners.
Services are available at:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley Clinic.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Kenosha Clinic.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic.
We accept patient self-referrals as well as those from physicians. To make an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280 or toll-free at (877) 607-5280. You also may request an appointment online.