Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI -  - Allergist

Beverly Hills Allergy

Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Allergist & Immunologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Children’s Allergies Specialist

Allergies in children can cause an array of symptoms. At his practice, Dr. Sherwin Hariri uses innovative diagnostic and treatment tools to help children in Beverly Hills and the greater Los Angeles area find relief. These symptoms can be attributed to airborne, skin, and food allergies.

Children's Allergies Q&A

by Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

What kinds of symptoms do allergic skin conditions cause in children?


Allergies can cause numerous symptoms which can range from very mild to quite severe and can vary from child to child. The most common symptoms can typically include:

  • hives or welts and itching
  • skin rashes
  • scaling or eczema, sometimes associated with food allergies
  • swelling
  • flaking, oozing, or weeping

When affected areas are scratched, which often happens with infants and small children, bleeding and infections can develop. In some instances, allergies, even those on the skin, can be accompanied by respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, wheezing, asthma, and bronchitis. Additionally, in some cases of severely dry skin in infants and children symptoms can mimic those of allergies. Dr. Hariri can treat both effectively at his practice.

What are the most common causes of allergic skin conditions?


Many different triggers can cause allergic reactions including:

  • foods
  • medicines
  • cosmetics and body care products
  • soaps and shampoos
  • laundry detergents
  • pet dander
  • pollutants
  • plants
  • chemicals
  • pollen

Even stress and certain diseases can cause allergic symptoms or increase the chances of a flare-up. A family history of allergies and other types of allergic reactions can also be passed on to children and they can be more likely to develop allergies.

How are allergic skin conditions treated?


Treatment will depend on the allergen causing the reaction. This will be determined using special tests. Dr. Hariri uses the Greer pick, a single site allergy test system, to identify skin allergies in children. This system does not require a needle so it’s much less painful. The doctor also uses specific blood testing for food allergies and allergies to dogs/cats. When testing is complete, avoidance is typically the best option. When this can’t be done, symptoms can be managed with topical ointments. In some instances, oral medications can treat symptoms on a systemic level.

Frequently, combining both topical and oral treatments offers the best results. Allergy shots can also be beneficial to children with eczema (it's even been known to cure eczema) as well as children that are dealing with severe symptoms and aren’t responding to the other treatments.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Very caring and knowledgable Doctor! He really knows how to treat allergies. Beautiful office btw!"

    Tina Chuldzh
  • Google+

    "Genuine and very helpful! Staff is professional and I only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor."

    Honor Guard Team
  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr. Hariri is a very genuine doctor who is very interested in his patients' health and answers any questions you might have so that you feel comfortable."

    Kaylene
  • Google+

    "Competency. Compassion. Respect. Altruism. Four distinct traits that truly encompass Dr. Sherwin Hariri and his practice."

    Artin Galoosian
  • Google+

    "Dr. Hariri is a very compassionate doctor. He took his time and explained everything to me very well! I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"

    Jackie I.
  • Yelp

    "His office looked very nice and elegant. I was able to get into his clinic immediately and the waiting time to be seen was very short."

    George M.
  • Yelp

    "Very knowledgable about food allergies. Within 15 min he figured out what I'm allergic to and testing was painless. Highly recommend."

    R-Mean P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri was so helpful in my understanding of my seasonal allergies. He took great care of me and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone."

    Caroline T.
  • Yelp

    "Doctor Hariri is the BEST!!! He is a true life saver! He is compassionate and smart. I finally found a Doctor who knows how to treat my eczema!"

    Annette M.
  • Google+

    "He is awesome and really cares about the overall health of his patients. He also has a great assistant!"

    Jacob R.
  • "I had an amazing experience! I came in today as new patient for a severe rash. Dr. Sherwin and his team were more than phenomenal."{

    Dior
  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Sherwin in the future to friends and family members who are seeking the assistance of an allergist in the greater Los Angeles area."

    Winston
  • Square

    "I always feel cared for whenever I go to this practice. The doctor is very nice and genuinely cares for his patients. Sabrina is always pleasant and helpful as well."

    Joan
  • Google+

    "I have seen many allergists in the past, and finally I walked into an office where I truly felt the doctor was not only brilliant, but also cared to listen to me."

    Alec P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is the best. He definitely cares about his patients and will go above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Hariri for your amazing help and guidance!"

    Holly B.
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    "Dr. Hariri is a genuine doctor who cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and smart. Thank you Dr. Hariri for everything!"

    Arpine M.
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