Conditions + Treatments

Allergic Rhinitis in Children

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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.

  • Almost always genetic
  • Affects up to 20 percent of children and 30 percent of adolescents
  • It's estimated that 75 percent of children with asthma also have allergic rhinitis

How Boston Children's approaches Allergic Rhinitis

At Boston Children's, allergy disorders are tackled by a team approach, coordinating care with immunotherapy, behavior modification and investigational therapies. In addition, we offer numerous workshops and one-on-one consultations to help you and your child learn to live with chronic rhinitis.

Boston Children's is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in allergy and immunology treatment and research.

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.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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