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Allergies Center

Allergies

Learn about different types of allergies, how to prevent reactions, and what to do if your child has allergies.

Allergy 101

  • Food Allergies

    Milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish are among the most common foods that cause allergies.

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  • Insect Sting Allergies

    Insect stings usually are minor annoyances. But they can cause serious reactions in kids who are allergic to them.

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Dealing With Triggers

Handling Reactions

Most allergic reactions aren't serious. But severe reactions can be life-threatening and need immediate medical care. Learn how to tell the difference — and what to do.

5 Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

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.

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First Aid: Allergic Reactions

Here's what to do when a child has an allergic reaction — mild or severe. 

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Serious Allergic Reactions

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.

Act fast

Allergy FAQs

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.

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