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    • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

      22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic disorder marked by hypoparathyroidism, certain heart defects, and a cleft lip or palate.

    • All About Allergies in Children

      Detailed information on allergy, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • All About Asthma in Children

      What causes asthma? It may be partially inherited, but many other environmental, infectious, and chemical factors are involved.

    • All About the Immune System

      Detailed information on the immune system, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the immune system

    • Allergic Rhinitis

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

    • Allergy

      Detailed information on allergy, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Anaphylaxis

      Detailed information on anaphylaxis, including causes, symptoms, and treatment

    • Animals

      Detailed information on animals as allergens

    • Asthma and Children

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

    • Asthma Attack Triggers

      Your child's asthma may be triggered by a number of things: pollen, molds, certain foods, strong odors, or even exercise.

    • Asthma in Children Index

      Detailed information on asthma, including triggers of an asthma attack, symptoms, diagnosis, management, and treatment

    • Asthma Medications

      Your child's health care provider will prescribe asthma medications based on your child's age, severity of symptoms, and his or her ability to take inhaled medications.

    • Atopic Dermatitis in Children

      Detailed information on eczema, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Avoiding Asthma Triggers

      From bed coverings to air purifiers, from pets to secondhand smoke, here are ideas to keep your child's asthma triggers under control.

    • Cold vs. Allergy: How Do I Know the Difference?

      Detailed information on the differences between the common cold symptoms and symptoms of allergies

    • Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)

      Detailed information on common variable immunodeficiency, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Conjunctivitis

      You had conjunctivitis as a child, now your baby has symptoms of it. Your first step should be a call to your doctor, who will make a diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

    • Contact Dermatitis in Children

      Detailed information on contact dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Diagnostic Procedures for Allergy in Children

      Detailed information on allergy testing, including blood testing (rast testing) and scratch testing

    • During an Asthma Attack

      Your child's breathing will become harder and may hurt. You may hear a wheezing or whistling sound, which is typical of asthma.

    • Dust Mites

      Detailed information on dust mite allergens

    • 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.

    • Food Allergies in Children

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

    • Glossary - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

      Glossary of terms relating to asthma and allergy

    • Hand-Held Nebulizer Treatments

      Breathing the medication straight into the lungs works better and faster than taking the medication by mouth. Nebulizer treatments take about 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Home Page - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

      Detailed information on allergy, asthma, and immunology

    • Immune Deficiencies

      Detailed information on immune deficiency disorders in children, including Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, DiGeorge Syndrome, and X-linked Agammaglobulinemia

    • Immune Disorders

      Detailed information on the immune system and immune disorders

    • Insect Stings and Allergic Reactions

      For most children, the reaction to a sting is short-lived, with redness and swelling followed by pain and itching. For others, however, the allergic reaction to an insect sting can be life threatening.

    • Lactose Intolerance in Children

      Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

      Langerhans cell histiocytosis most often strikes young children and causes damage to tissues throughout the body.

    • Latex Allergy in Children

      Some children develop an allergy to latex. Symptoms include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, skin rash, and itching of the skin.

    • Levels of Asthma

      Asthma levels are classified in "steps," because each child may step up or step down to different levels at any time.

    • Management and Treatment of Asthma

      Your child's asthma can be controlled with prescription medications that may help to prevent or relieve symptoms.

    • 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.

    • Mold

      Detailed information on mold allergy, including potential sources of mold inside and outside the home

    • Online Resources - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

      List of online resources to find additional information on allergy and asthma

    • Peak Flow Meters/Oximeters/Spirometers

      These three types of tools are used to measure how well your child's asthma is under control.

    • 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.

    • Poison Ivy / Poison Oak and Children

      Detailed information on poison ivy/poison oak, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Pollen and Children

      Detailed information on pollen allergy, also called hay fever, including information on which plants produce the most pollen and allergic rhinitis prevention during pollen season

    • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

      Detailed information on severe combined immunodeficiency, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Shellfish Allergy Diet for Children

      Detailed information on shellfish allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for an shellfish-free diet

    • Soy Allergy Diet for Children

      Detailed information on soy allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a soy-free diet and other potential sources of soy or soy product

    • Symptomatic Conditions of Allergy in Children

      Detailed information on symptomatic conditions of allergy, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, rhinitis, and urticaria

    • Topic Index - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

      Detailed information on allergy, asthma, and immunology

    • Treatment for a Child's Allergy

      Detailed information on avoidance of allergens and treatment for allergy, including immunotherapy (allergy shots) and medication

    • Tree Nut Allergy Diet for Children

      Detailed information on tree nut allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a tree nut-free diet

    • Types of Allergens

      Detailed information on allergy triggers and symptom control

    • Urticaria/Hives in Children

      Detailed information on urticaria, also called hives, including what food and medicines commonly cause hives

    • Wheat Allergy Diet for Children

      Detailed information on wheat allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a wheat-free diet

    • X-linked Agammaglobulinemia

      Detailed information on X-linked agammaglobulinemia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment