Pediatrician - Germantown
19803 Executive Park Cr.
Germantown, MD 20874-2649
301-540-7496

We offer same day appointments for sick patients.

Seasonal Allergies:

Signs and Symptoms

If your child develops a "cold" at the same time every year, seasonal allergies might be to blame. Allergy symptoms, which usually come on suddenly and last as long as a person is exposed to a particular allergen, can include:

  • sneezing
  • itchy nose and/or throat
  • nasal congestion
  • clear, runny nose
  • coughing 
  • itchy eyes
  • red eyes

For patients 2 years old and older you may use ClarItin which is over the counter. If your child has red/itchy eyes and are 3 years old and older you may use Zaditor. Both medications are over the counter. Follow the direction as directed on the box.

Welcome to the office of Smita Parikh Mengers, MD, FAAP and Wendy Rumble VanBronkhorst, MD, FAAP your experienced and caring pediatricians in Germantown!  If you're looking for accessible pediatric care, a child–friendly environment, and a responsive team of pediatricians in Germantown, then look no further. We love kids, and our goal is to have a positive impact in the lives of children by providing exceptional health care and compassionate service to the families we serve.

At our office we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations including most travel vaccines and same day sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.

We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You'll find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including doctor bios, service details  directions to our Germantown office and new patient forms.

We look forward to walking alongside you as you guide your child along a path of optimal health and wellness. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to not only meet, but exceed all of your expectations. For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today!