Board Certified Pediatric Allergist Ashburn VA
Black & Kletz Allergy has a board certified pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents trust. The allergists at Black & Kletz Allergy have expertise in treating all allergic and immunological disorders in children as well as adults. These disorders include allergic sensitivities to environmental allergens, food allergens, insect venom, and medication allergies. In addition to these allergies, our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA inhabitants respect has thorough knowledge and vast experience in treating conditions such as asthma, eczema, contact dermatitis, hives (i.e., urticaria), and angioedema (i.e., swelling). Immunological disorders that are diagnosed and treated by our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA people admire include congenital and acquired immune deficiencies and some other disorders where the immune system malfunctions.
Our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents respect specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sensitivities to indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds, animal dander, and cockroaches and outdoor allergens such as tree, grass, ragweed, and other weed pollen. The pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents trust begins with an evaluation by testing for the suspected allergens based on a comprehensive history and physical examination.
Testing options employed by the pediatric allergist Ashburn VA people admire include skin prick testing and/or laboratory tests. Skin tests entail pricking the skin with a small plastic toothpick-like device called a lancet which introduces a tiny amount of a solution containing the allergen into the superficial layers of the skin. The pediatric allergist Ashburn VA inhabitants respect reads the test results after 15 to 20 minutes. A positive result resembles a mosquito bite type of reaction with some redness, swelling, and itching at the site of the skin test. If your child has asthma or reactive airway disease, breathing tests are also performed depending on your child’s age.
The treatment options for environmental allergies that our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents trust include environmental controls in order to reduce exposure to the known allergens and various medication regimens to help relieve the symptoms. It is important that we make your child comfortable while ensuring that the allergies do not interfere with day-to-day activities and their learning ability in school. One very effective option to prevent symptoms and to reduce the need for medications in the long term is called allergy immunotherapy. It is also commonly referred to as allergy shots or allergy desensitization. This treatment modality involves desensitizing the child to the allergens he or she is sensitized to. Allergy shots have been given in the U.S. for more than 100 years and effective in 80-85% of children who take them. The pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents trust will be pleased to provide more detailed information about this option to interested parents.
Eczema in children is another common condition that our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA inhabitants respect has expertise in treating. Eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. Though the underlying cause is genetic, many environmental factors may play a role in triggering and aggravating the disorder. In this disease, the skin looks dry and the creases in the skin are accentuated. Itching is a common problem that tends to interfere with sleeping at home and learning at school. Sensitivities to different foods may trigger flare-ups of eczema. The pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents trust can identify the specific foods that your child is sensitive to by performing the needed skin prick tests and/or blood tests. Avoidance of the foods that the child is sensitive to will reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. Our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA people admire may also prescribe topical medications in order to reduce the severity of the rash as well as oral medications in order to diminish the itching.
Our pediatric allergist Ashburn VA residents respect is happy to answer any of your questions you may have about your child’s condition relating to environmental, food, medication, and/or insect sting allergies. Our allergy specialist is also happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding asthma, eczema, hives, soft tissue swellings, or any other allergic condition you would like to discuss.
The board certified allergists at Black & Kletz Allergy have expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of allergic conditions and asthma. The allergy doctors are board certified and treat both adult and pediatric patients and have been doing so in the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland metropolitan area for more than a half a century. Black & Kletz Allergy has offices in Washington, DC, McLean, VA (Tysons Corner, VA), and Manassas, VA. Our McLean, VA office and Manassas, VA office are both equidistant to Ashburn, VA. All 3 of our offices have on-site parking. For further convenience, our Washington, DC and McLean, VA offices are Metro accessible. Our McLean office location offers a complementary shuttle that runs between our office and the Spring Hill metro station on the silver line. For an appointment, please call our office or alternatively, you can click Request an Appointment and we will respond within 24 hours by the next business day. If you or your child suffer from allergies, we are here to help alleviate or hopefully end these unwanted symptoms. Black & Kletz Allergy is dedicated to providing the highest quality allergy care in a stress-free, caring, and professional environment.