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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
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
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
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
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.
Asthma’s impact More than 22 million people in the United States, including 6.5 million children, have asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition among children in the United States.
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
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,
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
Overview Drug rashes are the body's reaction to a certain medication; they can range from mild to severe
Overview An egg allergy is an abnormal response of the body to eggs
Most insect stings cause only minor physical discomfort (although even a regular insect sting can be both painful and frightening for your child). But certain insects’ stings may cause allergic
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
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
A mold allergy is an abnormal response of your child’s body to mold
Overview A peanut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in peanuts
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
Overview A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish
Overview A tree nut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in tree nuts
A soy allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in soy
A wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the protein found in wheat
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
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”