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  • Milk Allergy

    What is a Milk Allergy Milk allergy or milk protein intolerance is a hypersensitivity reaction to protein in cow’s milk, occurring in 2-3 % of infants and toddlers. It is usually first seen in infants under the age of 3...

     
  • Food Allergies – Symptoms and Treatment

    What are Food Allergies Allergies are the body’s over-reaction to any outside material. Our immune system helps to protect us from dangerous outside materials like germs and chemicals, but sometimes it overdoes it. Food allergies are the result of that over-reaction to things...

     
  • Environmental Allergies

    Allergies are the body’s over-reaction to any outside material. Our immune system helps to protect us from dangerous outside materials like germs and chemicals. Sometimes the system overdoes it. Environmental allergies happen when the body over-reacts to things in the indoor...

     
  • Allergic rhinitis

    What it is Allergic rhinitis Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for “hayfever”. Technically, allergic rhinitis refers to a local allergic reaction in the nose. Hayfever is a symptom complex including a local allergic reaction in the nose, throat, and eye...

     
  • Secondhand Smoke

    Secondhand Smoke

    What is Secondhand Smoke? Secondhand smoke (SHS), also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), consists of exhaled smoke from smokers and side stream smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar or pipe. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4000...

     
  • Mold Exposure

    Mold Exposure

    What are molds and where can they be found? Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. There are thousands of different species of mold. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and...

     
  • Headaches

    Headaches

    Headache is a frequent complaint of children who come to the ER. Although headaches are not the result of serious disease in the majority of cases, they can be a frustrating problem in children and adolescents

     
  • Hay Fever

    Hay Fever

    One of the most common presentations of allergies in children involves the nose and eyes. The clinical condition involving nasal symptoms is called “rhinitis” and allergic involvement of the eyes is called “conjunctivitis”.