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  • The Food Allergy Center

  • Susan Rudders, MD, discusses food allergies in children.

    Contact Us

    Phone: 401-444-8306

    (prompt #6)

    Location

    Hasbro Children's Hospital
    593 Eddy Street
    Lower Level
    Providence, RI 02903

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    Approximately 3 million children in the United States have food allergies, and reports suggest an increasing prevalence, especially among infants and young children. Because food allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food needed to cause a reaction varies, food allergies can impact children and their families in many ways.

    Our Approach

    Caregivers at the Hasbro Children's Hospital Food Allergy Center have a passion for healing children. Our approach to pediatric care ensures that members of our expert medical team work together to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for each child.

    Services and Treatment

    We treat children affected by a wide range of mild to severe food allergies, including those with a history of anaphylactic reactions and complex cases of eosinophilic GI disease.

    We manage many conditions, including:

    • Food-induced anaphylaxis
    • Food-induced atopic dermatitis
    • Food protein enterocolitis syndrome
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis
    • Food allergies coexisting with other GI diseases

    Our specialists work with each family to coordinate an individualized plan of treatment and will keep the family informed throughout the process. Through leading-edge methods and treatments, we provide symptomatic relief and increased quality of life for the both child and family.

    Our diverse services include:

    • Patient and family education
    • Diet/lifestyle modification and nutritional assessment
    • Behavioral therapy to help with adherence and coping with new diagnosis and restrictions
    • Medication
    • Immunotherapy for environmental and seasonal allergies
    • Diagnostic testing
    • Comprehensive allergy testing, including skin prick testing

    Most of our services are available at our convenient location in Hasbro Children's Hospital, which helps to reduce multiple appointments in different locations, missed days of school and work, scheduling conflicts and separations from children's usual routines.