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.

Your Child's Asthma

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.

Tonsillitis

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

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Symptoms of tonsillitis vary greatly depending on the cause of the infection, and can occur either suddenly or gradually.

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

Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

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.