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Allergies & the Immune System

Dealing With Triggers: Mold

If mold makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pets

Do pets make your child's allergies or asthma worse? Here's how to handle it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pollen

If pollen makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it.

Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

Allergies don't cause asthma, but kids who have allergies are more likely to get asthma.

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse. Many kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they're teens.

Egg Allergy

Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.

First Aid: Allergic Reactions

Most allergic reactions aren't serious, but severe reactions can be life-threatening and need medical care right away.

Fish Allergy

Fish allergy can cause a serious reaction. Find out how to keep kids safe.

Food Allergies

Food allergies can cause serious and even deadly reactions in kids, so it's important to know how to feed a child with food allergies and to prevent reactions.

Food Allergies (Topic Center)

Food allergies can be serious, so it's very important to quickly identify and treat reactions. Learn about food allergies here so you know what to do when a child has a food allergy.