Food Allergy: Our specialists evaluate children with suspected food allergies by establishing the child’s clinical history, and performing skin testing and blood testing, if appropriate. Diagnostic food challenge tests are performed to determine if the child currently has an allergy or if it has resolved itself over time.
Asthma and Respiratory Allergy: Our specialists evaluate children with asthma and respiratory allergies by taking a comprehensive history of the child, and performing a physical examination, skin testing, environmental counseling and providing a full range of therapeutics.
Immune deficiency: Our experts in immune problems evaluate children who have problems fighting infections by taking a comprehensive history of the child, and performing a physical examination and providing the most comprehensive immune testing available in Quebec. Genetic testing and highly specialized examinations are commonly used with these patients.
Skin Conditions: Specialists provide evaluation for patients with urticaria, eczema and drug rashes.
Drug Allergy: Children with suspected drug allergies to penicillin, other antibiotics, analgesics, anesthetics, etc., undergo complete evaluations including specially supervised drug challenges to verify the history of the child’s reaction to the drug and whether or not it is safe to give the drug to the child again.
Stinging Insect Allergy: Experts evaluate children with suspected allergy to bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects. A full treatment plan including desensitization (introducing small amounts of the allergen) and preparing for an emergency are provided.