Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric allergy symptoms include sneezing

When it comes to asthma and allergies in kids (and conditions related to the immune system), Nemours’ highly trained and experienced pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology teams can help. Our goals are simple: To relieve symptoms as quickly as possible and give you the tools you’ll need to best manage your child’s allergy condition at home.

 
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Nemours’ pediatric allergists diagnose and treat asthma and all types of allergies in children, from hay fever to food allergies. Our immunologists (doctors who specialize in malfunctions of the immune system such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency and transplant rejection) have a high level of expertise in diagnosing and treating immune system conditions in children, such as immune deficiency.

We’ll perform a complete exam and ask about symptoms, severity and timing. And we’ll work closely with Nemours’ experts from other pediatric specialty areas to provide a long-term management plan tailored to your pediatric allergy, asthma, or immunology needs.

Common Pediatric Allergy Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions

Some of the reasons families like yours often come to us include:

  • wheezing
  • asthma
  • eczema (an itchy rash, also called “atopic dermatitis”)
  • hives
  • food reactions
  • allergies affecting the nose and eyes
  • allergies affecting the stomach and intestines
  • drug reactions
  • exercise intolerance
  • recurrent infections
  • recurrent cold-like symptoms
  • recurrent fever

Jacksonville South

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
How to Prepare
Before Your Child's Allergy and Immunology Appointment

Here are some important tips to follow before your child’s appointment with our asthma, allergy & immunology team:

  • Stop all antihistamines, if possible, 7 days before your appointment — they interfere with skin testing. This includes medicines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Clarinex, Allegra, Benadryl, Hydoxyzine, Periactin, Chlorpheniramine and most over-the-counter cold medicines.
  • Continue all asthma medicines, especially any inhalers. DO NOT STOP medicines such as Flovent, Advair, Singulair or Pulmicort.
  • If your child is on antidepressants, please call us because some antidepressants will interfere with skin tests. DO NOT STOP these medicines without speaking to us.

If you have questions, please call our office at (904) 697-3600.

 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

At Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South we understand how allergies can impact your child’s — and your family’s — quality of life, and we want to help. That’s why our pediatric allergy and immunology specialists from our downtown Jacksonville clinic come here to offer convenient care to families living on Jacksonville’s south side.

The Nemours Approach to Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Nemours’ pediatric allergy and immunology experts take the time to systematically diagnose the exact causes of your child’s allergies so they can develop a treatment plan that works. Together with our skilled nurses and respiratory therapists, we do whatever it takes to get your child outdoors, playing sports, attending parties with friends and just enjoying being a kid. 

 
Common Pediatric Allergy Symptoms We Treat

Common allergy symptoms we treat at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South include:

  • wheezing
  • asthma
  • eczema (an itchy rash, also called “atopic dermatitis”)
  • hives
  • food allergies
  • environmental allergies
  • drug (medication) reactions
  • allergies affecting the nose and eyes
  • allergies affecting the stomach and intestines
  • exercise intolerance
  • recurring infections, cold-like symptoms or fever

Learn More About These and Other Children’s Health Topics From Nemours KidsHealth.org »

 
Allergy and Immunology Services at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South

Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and technicians provide excellent evaluation, treatment and ongoing care for children with allergies. Our services include:

  • skin and patch testing (diagnosing allergy to inhalants, foods, drugs and insects)
  • pulmonary function testing (evaluating asthma)
  • immunotherapy administration (allergy shots and target therapy)
  • education and self-management (relating to asthma, allergic diseases and avoiding allergens/triggers

Multidisciplinary Allergy, Immunology and Asthma Care for Kids in Jacksonville

At Nemours, we take a team approach to diagnosing and treating allergies in children. We work closely, and seamlessly, with pediatric allergy specialists who are onsite here, at our Jacksonville South clinic, as well as our downtown Jacksonville clinic and our partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital to address all of your child’s medical needs.

 
North Florida’s Most Comprehensive Pediatric Asthma Care

Nemours Children Clinic, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital offer Jacksonville’s only comprehensive pediatric asthma care program developed by pulmonary, allergy and immunology specialists. This asthma partnership is dedicated to providing advanced asthma care while educating children, families and the community about the disease. Our pediatric care team also partners with other Jacksonville area hospitals to develop standardized inpatient care for kids with asthma, so every child has a better chance to breathe easier.

Learn More About Asthma Care at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville »

 
Nemours Specialists on Your Care Team

Depending on your child’s special health care needs, your Nemours medical care team may include pediatric experts in:

 
If Your Child Needs Additional Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

If your child needs additional tests, such as blood tests, breathing tests or X-rays, you can get them onsite at the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South. MRIs and nuclear medicine studies, CT scans, ultrasounds and interventional radiology services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Also, if your child requires surgery or an overnight hospital stay, your allergy and immunology team along with other specialists from Nemours and the Wolfson Children’s Hospital will take good care of your family and make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

Learn More About Wolfson Children’s Hospital »

 
Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

To ensure everyone is on the same page (including your primary care provider or pediatrician) your entire medical care team has access to our award-winning electronic health record system that keeps track of every visit, every test result and every procedure at Nemours.

And you can access select parts of your child’s health record through MyNemours, our secure portal that allows you to interact with your care providers and request prescription refills online, anytime.

Learn More About MyNemours »


Family-Centered Care from Nemours

At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. We understand that no one knows your child better than you do — and that you’re one of the most important members of your child’s care team. That’s why we make every effort to include you in the process and to create a close relationship built on mutual respect, collaboration and education.

Learn More About the Nemours Commitment to Family-Centered Care »