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Allergies & the Immune System

5 Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

Being prepared for an allergy emergency will help you, your child, and other caregivers respond in the event of a serious reaction.

Air Pollution and Asthma

Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child's exposure.

Allergies (Topic Center)

This page has information about different types of allergies, how to prevent reactions, and what to do if your child has allergies.

Allergy Shots

Many kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.

Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)

Alopecia areata is a condition that causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease happens when someone has a food intolerance to gluten. Here's how to manage symptoms and prevent damage to the intestines.

COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes inflammation throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how these symptoms are related to COVID-19 infection.

Dealing With Triggers: Cockroaches

Find out how to limit exposure to cockroaches if they make your child's asthma or allergies worse.

Dealing With Triggers: Dust Mites

If dust mites make your child's asthma or allergies worse, here's how to limit exposure to them.

Dealing With Triggers: Irritants

If strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.