What We Treat

If your child suffers from allergies or an immunodeficiency disorder, our team of pediatric specialists is here to help. At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we treat kids and teens who have a range of allergies and immunodeficiency disorders, including:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Food and drug allergies
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Sinusitis
  • Seasonal asthma
  • Urticaria

What are allergies?

Allergies occur when the body produces an abnormal immune response to something. Allergies can be seasonal, or can happen when a child comes into contact with an allergen.

Common types of allergies

  • Environmental allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or pets
  • Foods, such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk or eggs
  • Insect venoms from wasps or bees
  • Drugs, such as penicillin

Common allergic symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling of body parts
  • Tingling in the tongue or lips

Services We Offer

Diagnostic testing and treatments

Our team offers diagnostic testing to evaluate all types of allergies, including:

  • Skin testing
  • Feeding challenges
  • Oral feeding evaluations
  • Patch testing to diagnose food allergies and to test reactions to a variety of medicines, including penicillin

Treatments may include:

  • Allergy shots
  • Immunotherapy
  • Drug desensitization for certain medicines
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal saline lavage
  • EpiPen
  • Food avoidance
  • Bleach bath
  • Wet wraps

A variety of specialty programs and clinics

Our team participates in the following specialty programs and clinics. These clinics combine services from multiple disciplines at one location for the convenience of your family.

  • Food Allergy Program: This program seeks to perform impactful research and deliver high-quality, patient-centered care to transform the lives of children affected by food allergies.
  • High-Risk Asthma Program: This program offers a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to the care of children with severe asthma. It aims to ensure asthma control and improve quality of life for children with asthma. Services are provided by a pulmonologist, allergist, immunologist, nutritionist and social worker.
  • Procedure Clinic: This clinic uses state-of-the-art treatment, testing and procedures to best care for your child.
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome) Clinic: We are home to one of the country's largest facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of 22q deletions.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic: This clinic offers a multidisciplinary, holistic approach for treating children with eosinophilic esophagitis and aims to improve their quality of life. Services are provided by an allergist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist.
  • Telemedicine Clinic: This clinic offers convenient, comprehensive care of children with allergies, asthma or immunodeficiency disorders. Visits occur via video to offer access to patients at a distance. 

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's?

Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach makes Children's a top choice for the treatment of allergies and immunodeficiency disorders.

Learn more about what sets Children’s apart

Meet the Team

Allergists and immunologists

Advanced practice practitioners

  • Chelsea Bates, PNP 
  • Codi Horton, PNP

Helpful Resources

Forms and parent tips

Request an appointment

Download "Five things to know before your child's appointment"

Download the Allergy New Patient Form

Download the Immunology New Patient Form

Download "Medicine tips prior to skin testing"

Download the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Food allergy card

Give this card to friends, neighbors and caregivers so they know what to do in the event of an allergic reaction.

Download the food allergy card

Appointment cancellations

While keeping appointments is important for your child's treatment, we understand other obligations may arise. If you are unable to make your child's appointment, cancel the appointment as soon as possible. When you don't cancel appointments, you prevent other children from being seen and receiving important care and treatment. We appreciate your help and understanding.

Download "Three easy ways to cancel your child's appointment"


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35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Center for Advanced Pediatrics

1400 Tullie Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329