About the Allergy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado's mission is to provide comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with allergies. We are a national referral center staffed by highly skilled and trained pediatric allergy specialists.
Our areas of expertise include: allergic and non-allergic asthma, exercise-induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, drug allergy, animal allergy, environmental illness, insect sting sensitivity, angioedema, acute and chronic urticaria (hives) and anaphylaxis problems.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s allergy treatment?
Advancing care through research
The allergy specialists at Children's Hospital Colorado are leaders in allergy research and treatments. In conjunction with the University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine and National Jewish Health, we provide professional education and knowledge advancement through research. Our specialists are on the forefront of evaluating new methods of allergy testing and new medications for allergy treatment. Our researchers work to understand allergic and inflammatory reactions, and then seek new ways to safely regulate those responses.
In our clinics, we believe a multidisciplinary approach to allergy management is the best way to improve quality of life for our young patients. Children's Colorado's emergency and inpatient services include a variety of pediatric subspecialists, strengthening to our ability to provide a full-spectrum of care.
Extensive diagnostic testing is available for both infants and older children, and an experienced staff of doctors, nurses, dieticians, social workers and child life therapists work together to evaluate and treat patients with allergies. Our team approach also incorporates family involvement and involves close collaboration with your child’s primary care provider.
Specific conditions treated
- Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis (allergic nasal symptoms, hay fever)
- Chronic rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Allergic and non-allergic asthma
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Vocal cord dysfunction
- Chronic cough
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Food allergy and intolerance (Celiac Disease is treated in the Digestive Institute at Children’s Colorado)
- Drug allergy
- Animal dander allergy
- Insect venom allergy
- Hives (acute and chronic urticaria)
- Allergy evaluations, including a thorough history and physical examination
- Allergen skin testing
- Laboratory testing
- Pulmonary function testing
- Radiographic imaging, including CT and MRI scans
- Exercise, food and drug challenges
- Allergen immunotherapy
Occasionally, children with serious or complicated conditions may be referred to the Immunology department at Children’s Colorado.