Allergy and Asthma Program | Conditions and Treatments


What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways in the lungs to narrow and swell, making it difficult to breath. Every-day triggers in the environment, such as weather, dust,...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Overview Allergic rhinitis is a reaction that occurs when your child breathes in something he or she is allergic to, like dust, dander or pollen. Sometimes, allergic rhinitis is called hay fever....

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If you believe your child has an allergy, we know that you and your family may feel anxious and uncertain about what may be causing the allergic reactions. You may wonder if you have to drastically...

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Also called anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis is a dangerous reaction to an allergen, or an item that your child is allergic to. In most cases, anaphylaxis is a medical emergency...

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Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema

Overview "Patients with atopic dermatitis often scratch in their sleep and have very disordered sleep patterns. After coming to Children's Atopic Dermatitis Center, we've had parents call us to say, ...

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Animal Allergy

Overview Allergies are caused when the immune system reacts to a specific foreign substance (allergen). In children who are allergic to animals, their bodies are reacting to animal proteins found in...

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Dust Mite Allergies

Overview Some children are allergic to dust mites, which are microscopic organisms that can live throughout homes and schools. They are often found in: Bedding Upholstered furniture Carpets How do you...

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Mold Allergy

A mold allergy is an abnormal response of your child’s body to mold...

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Pollen Allergy

Overview Pollen is the most common cause of “hay fever,” also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. How do you treat allergies? Tell us how you treat allergies and see how others are answering on...

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Urticaria (Hives)

Overview Urticaria, also known as hives, is a condition in which red, itchy and swollen areas appear on your child's skin-usually as an allergic reaction from eating certain foods or taking certain...

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