Asthma & Allergies Specialist

Argyle Pediatrics

Carrie Jones, MD

Pediatrician located in Argyle, TX

For children living with symptoms of allergies or asthma, Carrie Jones, MD, can work closely with you and your family to ensure a good quality of life. At Argyle Pediatrics in Argyle, Texas, Dr. Jones and her caring staff offer comprehensive evalutions to better understand your child’s symptoms. Dr. Jones also provides a variety of treatment options to alleviate symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, or asthma-related breathing problems. Help your child live a healthy, happy life despite asthma or allergies. Book an appointment online or by calling the office directly.

Asthma & Allergies Q & A

What is asthma?

Asthma is a serious and chronic condition that affects your breathing ability. Certain factors can trigger an asthma attack, which involves sudden inflammation in the airways that makes it difficult to breathe.

Children can experience an asthma episode when coming into contact with certain triggers, such as allergens, cigarette smoke, or chemicals. They may also have asthma-related breathing issues only when being physically active.

What treatments are available for asthma?

Dr. Jones offers both diagnostic and treatment services to prevent life-threatening asthma attacks and ensure your child has a high quality of life.

Once she confirms your child has asthma, Dr. Jones may recommend they carry an inhaler that contains quick-acting medications to open up their airways. She may also suggest additional medications to reduce inflammation and prescribe at-home breathing treatments using a nebulizer machine. This device delivers medications in a fine-mist form to help your child breathe more efficiently.

What causes allergies?

Allergies are an overreaction in the body to certain materials in the environment that aren’t usually harmful to others. Common examples of allergy triggers include:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Insect bites
  • Certain foods

Allergic reactions can cause mild to serious reactions, such as itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and a sore throat. In some cases, children with severe allergies can experience anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening condition involving swelling in the nose, mouth, and throat.

What treatments are available for allergies?

In severe allergy cases, Dr. Jones may prescribe a fast-acting epinephrine injection that can reverse the symptoms and allow your child to breathe.

For mild to moderate allergies, Dr. Jones may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to reduce symptom severity and keep your child comfortable.

Dr. Jones can also work closely with you and your child to create a plan to avoid allergy triggers in the environment, such as keeping windows closed when pollen counts are high and eliminating potential allergy-causing foods from your child’s diet.

Learn more about treatment options available to keep your child healthy despite allergies or asthma by calling the office or using the online booking feature.