Allergies

Watching a kid struggle with allergies is never easy. But you'll both breathe easier when you have the info you need to prevent attacks. Here's what you need to know about diagnosing symptoms, treatment options, and living with allergies.

School Peanut Allergy Safety

The author of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book explains how to keep kids with peanut allergies safe in the classroom and lunchroom at school.

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.

Dr. Alan Greene on an Allergy to Insect Bites

My 3-year-old seems to be allergic to every type of insect bite.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Food Allergies: Helping Your Child Cope

Here is how you can help your child cope with food 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.

The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Allergies and Asthma

Help minimize your child's allergies by learning how to identify triggers and better manage symptoms.

3 Things You Didn't Know About Oral Allergies Syndrome

We caught up with Dr. Jeffrey Factor, MD., to learn more about the mild allergy syndrome.

3 Things That Can Make Summer Allergies Worse

It's hard to enjoy the warm weather when allergies keep you inside. Here's why you might be sneezing more this time of year.