Certificate Clinical Observership in Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida Morsani Col
Diploma of Thai Board of Pediatrics, Siriraj Hospital, 2010.
Diploma of Thai Sub-Board of Pediatrics – Allergy and Immunology, Siriraj Hospital, 2012.
The Second Class Honors M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2004.
“More and more children are suffering from severe allergy problems these days. The cases can range from rashes to serious breathing issues. Nothing is more important to me than treating these children and making every day life easier for them.”
Dr. Suruthai Kurasirikul has been a Pediatric Allergist for four years, switching from general practice to give special attention to children who suffer from severe allergies. “Allergies in young children is a big problem that keeps getting bigger. I have many patients that have severe food
allergies and skin issues. Children as young as one month can have extreme cases of eczema. It’s important that I use everything at my disposal to determine where the problem lies. This method means looking into the child’s family history and looking into their daily life, such as what they eat and what they regularly interact with. Sometimes the solution is as simple as removing dairy products, and other times more intensive treatments are required.”
For Dr. Kurasirikul, observation and monitoring of the patient is of the utmost of importance. Finding the source of the problem and making adjustments so that a child can breathe more easily or avoid having itchy, painful skin is the key to forward progression. However, there is more to treatment than diagnostics; ensuring that children are at ease with her and feel comfortable in her care is a large part of the treatment she provides.
“I show them many books with cartoons helping to explain what their condition is, and how I will be treating them. I want to make sure they are having as much fun as possible during what might normally be a stressful situation. When children and parents are happy, I’m happy. It brings me joy, for example, to help a child who loves to swim get back in the water because they no longer struggle to breathe from their nose.”
Dr. Kurasirikul loves to see her patients and their parents smiling once the child has been treated. “When they smile, I smile too.”
Asthma is an increasingly prevalent condition, affecting millions of children across the globe. If your child has asthma or is showing signs of having asthma, immediate action should be taken.