Allergy Prevention & Treatment

Prevent allergies before they start with strategies to treat allergic reactions and eliminate the sneezing.

EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because They May Not Work

Parents, please be advised that some EpiPens can fail to activate in an emergency. Here's what you need to know about this scary recall.

Another Reason to Quit: Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

A new study links exposure to secondhand smoke early in life with food allergies.

When to Worry: Food Allergies

It can be hard to notice food-allergy symptoms in babies. Here's how to tell if your newborn could be suffering from one.

How to Put in Eyedrops

Get step-by-step instructions for administering eyedrops to kids.

How Real Families Deal with Food Allergies

Imagine the stress of raising a kid who can go into shock--or worse--simply by eating the wrong thing. Two parents share lessons from the trenches.

The New Rules of Introducing Peanuts: What Concerned Parents Need to Know

Experts weigh in on the new guidelines that encourage us to introduce peanuts to all kids much earlier.

4 Allergy-Friendly Pets

Choosing the right pet can be a challenge when little ones (or parents!) have allergies. Find out which animals are a fit for your family.

Tree Nut Allergies Are Diagnosed Far Too Often, New Study Says

A new study found 50 percent of those who thought they were allergic to all nuts based on a postive blood or skin prick test were actually able to pass an oral test.

This Family Just Lost Their Son to Food Allergies: Here's Their Important Message

There is something the parents of an 11-year-old boy who died from an allergic reaction to nuts urgently wants other families to know.

Is a Cure for Peanut Allergies in Sight?

New research shows there may be a way to prevent peanut allergies, for kids at high risk of developing an allergy or those already diagnosed.

AAP Issues Much-Needed Universal Written Allergy Action Plan

A new two-page comprehensive action plan should be provided to all caregivers of children with severe allergies, says new AAP report.

Why Your Kids' Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting May Actually Be Good for Them

Have a kiddo who sucks his thumb, or one who bites her nails? Here's why that may not be a bad thing.

5 Home Remedies for Nasal Allergies

From spicy foods to compresses to onions (really!), here are five natural remedies to help ease your child's nasal allergies without medication.

How & When to Use an EpiPen

Food allergies are increasingly common in young kids. Here's what you need to know to be prepared to use an EpiPen in case of a severe allergic reaction.

Allergic Reactions to Moistened Wipes on the Rise

More children than ever are getting serious rashes after using pre-moistened toiletry wipes. Watch this video courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to learn more.

Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

An anaphylactic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis, is a severe, immediate allergic reaction, which generally affects more than one organ system. Watch this video to learn signs and how to seek treatment.

Top Brand Adds Peanut Flour to 8 Products

Parents worry the addition could be dangerous to kids with peanut allergies.

Should We Be Giving Infants Peanut Butter to Prevent Food Allergies?

Could saving your kids from a peanut allergy really be as easy as introducing them to peanut butter earlier?

Anaphylaxis Symptoms and Treatment

Anaphylaxis, or an anaphylactic reaction, is a severe, immediate allergic reaction that can cause breathing difficulties. Spot the signs of anaphylaxis to get treatment for your chlid.

Could a Patch Prevent Deadly Reactions in Kids with Peanut Allergies?

New research offers hope for the food allergy community.

Handling Other Children's Food Allergies

Follow these six steps to be better prepared for preventing and treating allergies.

Kids Fight Food Allergies One Bite At A Time

A groundbreaking treatment for food allergies. Courtesy of National Jewish Health.

Food Allergies: Keeping Medication in Schools is Crucial

Food allergies in children have increased 50% since 1997 and roughly 25% of those affected experience their first reaction at school. This video from Nationwide Children's Hospital explains how a new law could save your child's life if she has a serious food allergy.

What Is a Skin Prick Test?

To determine if your child has allergies, your doctor might recommend a skin prick test that involves piercing the skin with small drops of allergens.