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  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

    Pediatric Patients Only

    The Pediatric Allergy Group at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a comprehensive program for diagnosing and treating allergies and asthma.

    To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-8707

About This Condition

Allergies

Allergies are among the most common heath problems, with more than 50 million people afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever, or other allergy-related conditions each year.

Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic class. Generally, allergies are more common in children, however, a first-time occurrence can happen at any age, or recur after many years of remission.

There is a tendency for allergies to occur in families, although the exact genetic factors that cause it are not yet understood. Listed in the directory below are some common allergic conditions in the growing child, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Allergic Rhinitis

Food Allergies

News

  • Q&A: Could weight affect a child's asthma? - 5/10/2016, Mass General

    This Asthma and Allergy Month, Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on how obesity can affect a child's health, plus more helpful insights.

  • Seasonal Allergies - 5/26/2010, Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children allergist, Rajashri Iyengar, gives us the "101" on allergies this season.