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Allergies, Asthma, Respiratory Problems

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Pollen, dust mites, mold, and animal dander are the most common causes of allergic rhinitis.

  • Egg Allergy Diet for Children

    Parents of children with egg sensitivity may not be aware of the variety of food products that contain eggs. That's why it's important to carefully read food labels.

  • Milk Allergy Diet for Children

    The words "non-dairy" on a product label mean that it does not contain butter, cream, or milk—but it could still contain other types of milk products.

  • Peanut Allergy Diet for Children

    Ethnic foods, commercially prepared baked goods, and candy can be cross-contaminated with peanuts, because peanuts are frequently used in these types of foods.

  • Asthma and Children

    How asthma will affect a child throughout his/her lifetime varies, depending on the child.

  • Croup

    Croup is most common in children younger than 5, with the peak age around 2. Croup occurs most often in winter.

  • Influenza (Flu) in Children

    Influenza is a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory system. It's one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans each year.

  • Understanding Tonsillitis

    If your child often has a sore throat, you may wonder whether he or she has tonsillitis, or inflamed tonsils.

  • When a Child’s Tonsils Need to Come Out

    While it doesn't take long -- about 20 to 30 minutes -- for an ear, nose and throat specialist to remove a child's tonsils, a tonsillectomy should be recommended only after careful consideration.

  • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)

    The common cold is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school each year than any other illness.

  • Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis in Children

    Detailed information on pharyngitis and tonsillitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Food Allergies in Children

    Detailed information on food allergy, including cause, symptoms, and treatment

  • What Is Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm?

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) used to be called exercise-induced asthma. The term bronchospasm means tightening and narrowing of the tubes that bring air in and out of your lungs.

  • Ozone and Your Child's Asthma

    Children with asthma may experience more severe symptoms than adults or experience symptoms at lower ozone concentrations. They are also more likely to experience an asthma attack when ozone levels are high.