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Allergies (Topic Center)


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

Allergies 101

  • Food Allergies

    Milk, eggs, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish are among the most common foods that cause allergies.

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  • Insect Sting Allergies

    Insect stings usually are minor annoyances. But they can cause serious reactions in kids who are allergic to them.

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Handling Reactions

Most allergic reactions aren't serious. But severe reactions can be life-threatening and need medical care right away. Learn what to watch for — and what to do.

  • 5 Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

    Quick action will help your child during a serious allergic reaction. Here's a checklist for any parent of a child with a serious allergy.

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  • First Aid: Allergic Reactions

    Here's what to do when a child has an allergic reaction — mild or severe. 

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  • Serious Allergic Reactions

    If your child has a severe allergy or has had a severe reaction, your doctor prescribed injectable epinephrine. Be sure to keep it on hand at all times.

    Act fast

Allergy FAQs