Kevin Dooms
Kevin Dooms, MD

Kevin Dooms, MD

Kevin Dooms, MD

Asthma/Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Allergy

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed


  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: No
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: No
Payment Methods Accepted:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Insurance Accepted:

Most insurance plans

Additional Information:

Dr. Dooms is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Philosophy of Care

Comprehensive and evidence-based care for children and adults with allergies, asthma, and related immune disorders

Personal Interests

Cooking, travel, cycling

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004


General Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2007


Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Board Certifications

Board Certified: Americal Board of Allergy and Immunology, and the Americal Board of Pediatrics


English, French, intermediate Spanish

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Additional Information:

Dr. Dooms is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Spring allergies strike early

Is your house filled with people sneezing, sniffling or rubbing their red, watery eyes? If so, you or a family member may have “hay fever,” also known as “allergic rhinitis” or “allergic conjunctivitis.”  With the unseasonably warm weather, the spring pollen season has arrived especially early this year.

Feeding peanut to infants decreases the risk of peanut allergy

This week an important new study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that infants and toddlers exposed to peanut at a young age have a significantly lower risk of developing peanut allergy.

The study took place at King’s College in London, and involved 640 infants at high risk for developing peanut allergy (infants who already had severe eczema or egg allergy). Starting as early as 4 months of age, half of the babies in the study began eating peanut on a regular basis.  The other half of babies completely avoided peanut until they were 5.

When the children in the study reached their fifth birthday, researchers compared the rates of peanut allergy in the two groups:

Can food allergies be undiagnosed?

With food allergies on the rise in the past several years, you probably know at least one person who is allergic to cow’s milk, eggs, soy, wheat, nuts, or seafood. Individuals with a food allergy typically experience symptoms every time they eat a particular food. These symptoms range from relatively mild like hives and swelling to more severe such as coughing, vomiting, or loss of consciousness.

Unfortunately, there are no approved treatments for food allergies today. Individuals cope by avoiding the food and having proper medications nearby in case of an allergic reaction. As most children eventually outgrow some food allergies, it’s important to get tested for an accurate diagnosis.

To diagnose a food allergy, allergy specialists usually ...

Food allergies and emergency epinephrine in Washington State schools

Food allergies have been on the rise in recent years.  Studies suggest that up to 1 in 13 children are affected by a food allergy.  Egg and cow’s milk are the most common food allergies for infants and toddlers.  Fortunately, most children will lose a milk or egg allergy by the time they enter school.  Peanut and tree nut allergies are also becoming more common.  Unfortunately, only 10-20% of children will ever outgrow a nut allergy.

Currently there is no cure for food allergies.  Instead, doctors rely on an accurate diagnosis, avoiding food triggers, and being prepared in the event of a severe reaction.  Making the situation more challenging, nearly half of children with a food allergy may be at risk for a potentially life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. 

Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:

  • hives or itchy welts
  • swelling
  • vomiting or diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing (cough, wheeze or shortness of breath)
  • dizziness or passing out

During a severe food allergy reaction, epinephrine (“adrenaline”) can be a life-saving medication. Epinephrine is typically injected into a thigh muscle with an “auto-injector” device like EpiPen® or Auvi-Q™.  Oral antihistamines like Benadryl, Allegra, or Zyrtec can help with some anaphylaxis symptoms, but are not considered life-saving treatment.

Emergency Epinephrine in Schools

Until recently, only certain students in Washington State could receive a life-saving epinephrine injection while at school.  They needed to be diagnosed with a food allergy and already have an epinephrine injector in the health room.  However, some students may not have an injector at school, or they have their first serious allergic reaction while at school.  In that case, the school could only call 911 and hope they arrived in time to save a life.

In January 2013...

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