Conditions and Treatments from the Division of Allergy and Immunology


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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Acute Bronchitis

Overview Bronchitis describes an inflammation of your child's large breathing tubes, or airways (properly called bronchi.) There are several different types of bronchitis, but the two most common are...

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Allergic Colitis

Many babies are fussy eaters, but some are much more so than others. If your baby seems constantly irritable, has problems feeding (she has difficulty keeping food down and/or doesn’t want to eat) or...

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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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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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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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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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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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Egg Allergy

Overview An egg allergy is an abnormal response of the body to eggs...

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Latex Allergy

Some children have an allergy or sensitivity to latex. Your child may experience symptoms such as wheezing or hives after blowing up a rubber balloon, inhaling the powder found inside latex gloves, or...

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Milk Allergy

A milk allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in cows’ milk. It is most common among infants and young children...

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Mold Allergy

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

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Peanut Allergy

What is a peanut allergy? A peanut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in peanuts. It’s a type of food allergy that is becoming more common in children. Peanuts are not...

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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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Shellfish Allergy

Overview A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish...

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Tree Nut Allergies

Overview A tree nut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in tree nuts...

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Soy Allergy

A soy allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in soy...

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Wheat Allergy

A wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the protein found in wheat...

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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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