Learn about different types of allergies, how to prevent reactions, and what to do if your child has allergies.
Milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish are among the most common foods that cause allergies.
Insect Sting Allergies
Insect stings usually are minor annoyances. But they can cause serious reactions in kids who are allergic to them.
Seasonal allergies are sometimes called "hay fever." Find out about causes and treatment.
Testing for Allergies
Find out how doctors test for different kinds of allergies.
Most allergic reactions aren't serious. But severe reactions can be life-threatening and need medical care right away. Learn what to watch for — 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.
First Aid: Allergic Reactions
Here's what to do when a child has an allergic reaction — mild or severe.
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.
Pollen-food allergy syndrome (also called oral allergy syndrome) causes a type of allergic reaction. It usually only affects the lips, mouth, and throat, and happens when someone with a pollen allergy eats some foods — fruits, vegetables, and nuts. For a few kids, it can be serious.
Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.