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Being prepared for an allergy emergency will help you, your child, and other caregivers respond in the event of a serious reaction.
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This blood test can check for some kinds of allergies.
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Find out what the experts have to say.
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What teachers should know about celiac disease, and how to help students with the digestive disorder succeed in school.
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Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.
Although most allergic reactions aren’t serious, severe reactions can be life-threatening and can require immediate medical attention.
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Food allergies can cause serious and even deadly reactions in kids, so it’s important to know how to feed a child with food allergies and to prevent reactions.
Find more than 30 articles in English and Spanish about all aspects of food allergies in children.
What teachers should know about food allergies, and how to help students avoid or deal with allergic reactions.
With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.
Food labels can help you spot allergens your child must avoid. Find out more.
Many kids have lactose intolerance – trouble digesting lactose, the main sugar in milk and milk products – which can cause cramps, diarrhea, and gas.
What teachers should know about lactose intolerance and how to help students who have it.
If your child is allergic to nuts or peanuts, it’s essential to learn what foods might contain them and how to avoid them.
Kids with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. The good news is that when treated properly, anaphylaxis can be managed.
Shellfish allergy can cause serious reactions. Find out common symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond.
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Oral allergy syndrome can cause an itchy mouth and throat. Find out more.
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Food allergies and food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, are not the same. Find out more.
Wheat allergy can cause serious reactions. Find out how to help kids with an allergy stay safe.