our patients11Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics has designed a cost-effective and comprehensive program to diagnose and treat patients with allergies. First, we identify the environmental agents that cause the patient to have reactions. We then use a technique known as The Rinkel Method to determine the individual’s level of allergic response to a broad spectrum of inhalants - such as dust, mites, animals, molds and pollens. Finally, we treat the patient’s allergies through allergy injections (desensitization).

Because our environment is very complex, there are many contributing factors that can cause allergic symptoms. We will work with you so you can achieve optimal results in controlling your allergies. We will work as a team to develop your individualized allergy plan of care to meet your needs and reach your allergy goals. Our team is here to guide you through the allergy path, helping you modify and change your plan as needed. Our staff will educate you on the individual allergies, provide methods to control the allergies in your environment, and show you how to administer the injections.

Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is a disease that causes the skin to be very dry and itchy. The exact cause of eczema is not known, but most doctors think it is a type of allergy. Our allergy department has the resources to provide you with the tools that will put you in control of your itchy skin. These tools include a demonstration of how to properly form a moisture barrier as well as a list of acceptable cleansers, moisturizers and detergents.

We will help you identify irritants and provide practical ways to avoid these contacts. If other allergy symptoms are present, eczema will often improve with allergy testing and treatment.

Food Allergies

Food testing is used to determine if the patient has an allergic reaction to the foods tested. These tests function as a screening test only, and are used as a starting point for food elimination.

Listed below are the food tests now available.

  • Intradermal Testing/Serial Titration: This determines the dose or strength needed to neutralize the food allergy.
  • Skin Prick Testing: This food test will determine if the patient has had an allergy to 24 specific foods.
  • RAST Testing: This is a blood test that can determine if the patient has had any food allergy. Many foods are available to test. A blood sample is collected at our office and sent out of the office for testing.

We offer sublingual drops, food elimination diets and food group education. You will be given a notebook with testing results as well as appropriate literature for your specific needs.

Text or call us at 816-228-4770 and ask to speak with an allergy/asthma nurse to schedule your child for any of these services.

Allergy Questionnaire (English)
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Allergy Symptom Calendar