Allergy and Immunology

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health Allergy and Immunology is comprised of a specially trained team of physicians and healthcare professionals who care your child with asthma, common food and environmental allergies, sinusitis, hay fever, or food allergies, skin rashes, ear infections and more.

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and are dedicated to ensuring your child is educated about their condition and lives their healthiest life possible.

Diagnoses and Treatment

Your child’s pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric allergist/immunologist to identify and treat allergy related issues, such as:

  • Allergic asthma
  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal conditions
  • Food allergies
  • Insect sting reactions
  • Rhinitis
  • Urticaria
  • Evaluation of patients with recurrent infections such as sinusitis, pneumonia and certain skin infections

Also, patients may require allergy testing. Everyone is affected by allergens differently and some are more severe than others. Your allergist will determine which test is right for you. Allergy testing is performed with allergen extracts or vaccines that meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to ensure the safety of their use.

Types of Allergy Tests

Skin Test – A very small amount of allergens are put into your skin by making a small indentation on the surface of the skin. This is the most common type of allergy testing.

Challenge Tests – A very small amount of an allergen is inhaled or taken by mouth. This type of testing is supervised by an allergist and usually performed with potential food or medication allergies.

Blood Tests – Blood is drawn when skin tests are unsafe or will not work. This can happen if you have a skin condition or if you are taking certain medications.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Allergy and Immunology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 408
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-6834

Dr. Barbara Brunet

Dr. Sandhya Mani

Dr Theron McCormick

Caroline Kline, NP

Pediatric Specialty Clinic—Gonzales

2647 S. St. Elizabeth Blvd., Ste 220
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 765-6834

Dr. Theron McCormick

Pediatric Specialty Clinic -- Walker

5000 O’Donovan Boulevard, Suite 404 or 507
Walker, LA 70785

Dr. Barbara Brunet

Dr. Sandhya Mani

Additional Resources

Pediatric Allergy Questions and Answers with Dr. McCormick

Trick or Treating Tips: Accommodating Children with Food Allergies