• Reviewed on 3/09
    By Dr. Milgrom

Pediatric Allergy: Overview

Frequent sneezing, runny nose, irritated eyes may seem like a common cold or other illness, but your child might actually have some type of pediatric allergy. Many children experience allergic symptoms such as these, commonly triggered by pollen, mold, pets, types of food, medicines and more.

Thanks to modern advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, it's easier than ever to determine what your child is allergic to and give him or her the appropriate treatment.

Common allergies include:

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Allergy Wizard

Check out the Allergy Wizard, a fun, animated way for kids to learn about pediatric allergies.


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Lifestyle Management with Pediatric Allergies

An important part of treating or preventing any disease, including pediatric allergies, is lifestyle management.

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Allergy Treatment Programs

At National Jewish Health, some of the nation's best doctors work with patients to help alleviate and manage allergy symptoms.

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