Pediatric Medical Services

Food Allergies in Children

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If your child consistently gets an upset stomach, hives or swelling after eating a certain food, your child may have a food allergy. When your child is allergic to a particular food (called an allergen), their immune system reacts to protein in the food as if it were harmful. This immune system reaction causes the actual allergy symptoms.

Food allergy reactions can vary from very mild to life-threatening. A severe allergic reaction affecting multiple areas of the body is called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency medical attention because it can be fatal.

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Environmental Allergies in Children

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If your child sneezes a lot or often has itchy, watery eyes or a runny nose, he or she may be allergic to something in the environment, such as pet fur, dust mites or pollen. Allergic reactions occur when your child’s immune system responds to elements in the environment (called allergens) as if they were harmful. This immune system reaction is what causes the actual allergy symptoms.

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Pediatric Sleep Disorders

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The UVA Sleep Disorders Center evaluates sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents during wakefulness and sleep. We diagnose and treat children with sleep-disordered breathing and other sleep-related problems.

Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Snoring or obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common problem in children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, but it peaks between 2 to 6 years, along with a secondary peak in adolescence. Boys and girls are equally affected.

Children with obstructive sleep apnea will often have:

Pediatric Blood Disorders

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We’re a federally recognized and funded center offering comprehensive hemophilia care that meets federal standards of care for kids with hemophilia.

Our team includes medical and surgical specialists who are trained to care for the special needs of children with blood disorders. 

Why Choose UVA?

At UVA, we offer the latest treatment options for children with all forms of blood disorders, including:

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Developmental Disabilities & Delays

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Parents naturally watch for any developmental disabilities and delays with their child soon after birth. If you suspect that your child's progress is behind that of other children his or her age, you may have questions like: "Why isn't my child crawling?", "Why isn't my child talking?" or "How can I help my child with learning problems in school?
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