Allergies

Don't watch your kids struggle with allergies. Learn how to prevent seasonal and food allergies by recognizing symptoms and getting them the relief they need. Plus, get information about pet allergies, different types of allergy medicine, and more.

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.

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Going outside at this time of year can make kids sneeze or wheeze, but as one mom learned, what's inside your home might actually be causing the symptoms.

The Best Snacks for Kids with Food Allergies

We put gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free treats and products to the test. Here, our favorite picks for kids with food allergies.

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.

11 Smart Ways to Prevent Allergies

Spring has sprung and you're tempted to fling open the windows and...ah-choo! No, you shouldn't have to put on a face mask this time of the year. These simple strategies will help keep stuffiness and sneezing at bay--inside and out.

Your 365-Day Guide to Allergies and Asthma: 13 Seasonal Allergies and Symptoms

Prevent allergy symptoms before they start with our guide to common seasonal allergy triggers.

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.

The New Rules for Food Allergies

Nut-free schools. Treatless birthday bashes. Restaurant menus with asterisks. As food-allergy rates have soared, the way we feed all kids looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have Allergies or a Cold?

Your child is sneezing, blowing her nose, coughing...Has she picked up some kind of bug? Maybe not. Take our quiz and find out whether your child is exhibiting symptoms of allergies or your basic cold.

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Handling Other Children's Food Allergies

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

Parents Magazine's 25 Best Allergy-Friendly Packaged Foods

We asked families to taste-test more than 100 new products that contain no nuts, eggs, dairy, or wheat. Even kids without food allergies loved our winners!

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.

Baby Care Basics: Allergies

Did you know that babies as young as six months old can have environmental allergies? See if your child may be suffering from them.

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.

Best Brands for Kids With Food Sensitivities

Banish mealtime blues with favorite products for children sensitive to gluten and lactose.

Going Gluten-Free

Many parents of children with autism--and a growing number of others--say that banning bread and pasta changed their lives. Could it help your family?

Spring Into Allergy Season

Up to 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies. Find out what symptoms parents should look for to determine if their kid is suffering from allergies, and what treatments are available.

Nut Allergy? 5 Food Traps to Avoid When Dining Out

If your child has a nut allergy, make sure to be extra-vigilant with these dining options.

Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

Depending on your child's age, common nasal and skin allergies can cause hives, asthma, and coughing. Learn to spot the signs of allergies in children to give treatment.

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.

15 Percent of Parents Admit to Giving Kids Adult Allergy Meds

According to a new poll, about 15 percent of parents have given their child an adult dose of allergy medication. Here's why that's not a good idea.

Recall Alert: Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers

Kraft Heinz has recalled the cracker sandwich Lunchables due to a missing allergy warning label.

New Guidelines to Help Prevent Food Allergy in Children

Keep these in mind when you're ready to start your baby on solids

5 Things You Didn't Know About Kids' Seasonal Allergies

As a doctor and a dad who suffered myself as a kid, I've uncovered info that'll finally ease seasonal allergy symptoms.

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