Learn about different types of allergies, how to prevent reactions, and what to do
if your child has allergies.
Milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish are among the most common foods that cause allergies.
Insect stings usually are minor annoyances. But they can cause serious reactions in kids who are allergic to them.
Seasonal allergies are sometimes called "hay fever." Find out about causes and treatment.
Find out how doctors test for different kinds of allergies.
Tests for food allergies
Most allergic reactions aren't serious. But severe reactions can be life-threatening
and need medical care right away. Learn what to watch for — and what to do.
Quick action will help your child during a serious allergic reaction. Here's a checklist for any parent of a child with a serious allergy.
Here's what to do when a child has an allergic reaction — mild or severe.
If your child has a severe allergy or has had a severe reaction, your doctor prescribed injectable epinephrine. Be sure to keep it on hand at all times.
Oral allergy syndrome usually causes mild reactions only in the mouth and throat. For a few kids, it can be serious.
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Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.