Dr Domenic Cincotta

Dr. Domenic Cincotta MBBS (1997) FRACP (Paediatrics 2006)

Paediatric Allergy

Domenic is pleased to offer a private allergy service for paediatric patients (birth to 18th birthday). He is a Paediatrician specialising in Allergies with special interests in Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Insect Sting, Asthma, Eczema, Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever).

Domenic is passionate about helping children with allergies and their families enjoy food and live life to the fullest. He believes that understanding and education are keys to success. He provides a comprehensive assessment including skin prick testing, diagnosis and management plans.

Domenic qualified at the University of Melbourne in 1997 and commenced work at the Royal Children?s Hospital (RCH) in Paediatrics in 1999. Domenic is in his 10th year working in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at RCH, where he completed the program for Paediatricians with a Special Interest in Allergy. Domenic is a full member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA). These associations help Domenic maintain high standards of ongoing professional development and knowledge in the field of Allergy through local and overseas education and experience.

Domenic is also a subspecialist Paediatric Emergency Consultant working full time at RCH Emergency. Since commencing there 16 years ago, Domenic has managed many children with acute reactions from allergies/ anaphylaxis, asthma and eczema and with these experiences has educated many families.

Domenic has provided education and training in allergies for the past nine years for the many Emergency doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners within the RCH team to ensure high standards of allergy care. Domenic also leads the Emergency Senior Medical Staff education and leads the Simulation Training Program for all Emergency staff, a clinical quality and safety program with the aim of ensuring high standards of patient care. As an Emergency Research Associate in Murdoch Children?s Research Institute, Domenic is currently undertaking research to add to his previous Paediatric publications.

When not working, Domenic enjoys spending time with his young family and playing sports, cycling, music, and of course eating food, drinking wine and coffee.

Advice for referred patients:

-  Anaphylaxis appointments should be more than 6 weeks after the event to ensure valid skin prick tests.

-  Patients should cease any antihistamines/cough mixtures within 5 days of the appointment. Patients should not apply creams to the back or forearms on the morning prior to appointment.

What to bring: Fresh Foods- if family suspect child has had an immediate reaction to a particular food this should be brought, except for common foods causing allergy eg peanut, cow?s milk, egg, soy. Packaging for processed food is helpful, as are photos of skin reactions. Please bring past tests including skin prick tests from previous appointments, the referral and child health centre booklet

-  Valuable online resources at www.allergy.org.au