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Allergies, Asthma, Respiratory Problems

Allergic Rhinitis in Children
Rhinitis is a reaction that happens in the eyes, nose, and throat when allergens in the air trigger the release of histamine in the body. Histamine causes itching, swelling, and fluid to build up in the fragile linings of nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids.
Croup
Croup is most common in children younger than 5, with the peak age around 2. Croup occurs most often in winter.
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.
Food Allergies in Children
A food allergy is when your child’s body has a bad immune reaction to a certain food. This is different than a food intolerance which does not affect the immune system. This is true even though some of the same signs may be present.
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.
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.
Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis in Children
Pharyngitis is redness, pain, and swelling of the throat (pharynx). Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are a pair of tissue masses on either side of the back of the throat. They are part of the immune system, the part of the body that fights infection and other disease.
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Children
A tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has throat infections that keep coming back. Adenoidectomy is recommended if your child has a lot of trouble breathing through the nose. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.
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.
Your Child's Asthma
How asthma will affect a child throughout his/her lifetime varies, depending on the child.
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.
 
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