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Allergies and Immune System

Help With Hives
Hives are red, itchy blotches that can can appear because of an allergic reaction. Find out more in this article for kids.

Lactose Intolerance
Kids with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods. But by making smart choices, they can eat delicious foods without feeling sick.

Learning About Allergies
During an allergic reaction, your body's immune system goes into overdrive. Find out more in this article for kids.

Food Allergies
Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

Egg Allergy
Babies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can't eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.

Celiac Disease
People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

Nut and Peanut Allergy
A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.

Do Allergies Cause Asthma?
Kids who have allergies are more likely to have a breathing problem called asthma. Find out more in this article for kids.

If I Have a Nut Allergy, Can I Eat Coconut?
Is coconut a nut? And if so, should you watch out if you're allergic to nuts? Find out more in this article for kids.

Will Pet Hair on My Clothes Bother My Allergic Friends?
You might not have allergies, but what if your friends do? Find out the answer to a reader's hairy question!

U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer: Eating Right Despite Food Allergies
Dana Vollmer didn't let food allergies stop her from competing as an Olympic swimmer. Find out more in this article for kids.