Allergy and Clinical Immunology Clinic
Dr. Amanda Ciccolini is certified by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Ciccolini completed her pediatric residency training at Queen’s University followed by a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy fellowship at McMaster University. Dr. Ciccolini is happy to provide consultations on:'
Rhinitis: Symptoms include stuffy, runny nose (hay fever), itchy nose and sometimes itchy, red, teary eyes, often worsened by allergen exposure, strong odors or seasonal factors.
Asthma: Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, often worsened by upper respiratory infections, allergen exposures and exercise.
Atopic Dermatitis: Also known as eczema, symptoms include a dry, scaly, itchy rash, often triggered by an allergy to food or environmental exposures.
Urticaria: Also called hives, symptoms include itchy raised “bumps” or welts, similar to mosquito bites. Urticaria may have many causes and a complete history and testing may help us identify a trigger.
Drug Allergies: This condition is quite common especially in patients who take many medications; symptoms usually involve the skin with an extremely itchy rash.
Food Allergies: This condition can be very serious and sometimes life threatening; more and more young patients demonstrate food allergies which may involve symptoms on the skin as well as the airway, tongue and gastrointestinal tract. Identification of triggers is of paramount importance.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Symptoms include a very itchy rash, often localized to a specific area; triggers may be chemicals, metals or preservatives.
Insect Allergy: Some patients are allergic to insects such as: fire ants, bees, wasps and hornets and may experience a variety of symptoms, ranging from hives to cardiovascular collapse resulting in anaphylactic shock. Treatment with venom immunotherapy is safe and very successful in inducing tolerance in these patients.
Anaphylaxis: This condition presents as a severe and sometimes life-threatening generalized reaction to an offending agent such as an insect, a food or a drug.
Immunodeficiency: recurrent infections
A referral from your family physician is required.