Conditions & Treatments

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

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

Treatment Programs


Massachusetts General Hospital understands that a variety of factors influence patients' health care decisions. That's just one reason why we're dedicated to ensuring patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options. Because a single option might not serve all patients, we offer a wide range of coordinated treatments and related services across the hospital. Patients should consult with their primary care doctor or other qualified health care provider for medical advice and diagnosis information.

Select a treatment program for more information:



Imaging

  • Pediatric Imaging
    The Pediatric Imaging Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging specializes in ensuring the safety and comfort of child patients while providing the latest technology and the expertise of specialized pediatric radiologists.
Allergy and Immunology

  • Seasonal, Perennial and Environmental Allergies Program
    The Massachusetts General Hospital Seasonal, Perennial and Environmental Allergies Program provides specialized care and the latest therapies to patients with rhinitis and other allergies so they can enjoy a better quality of life.
  • Asthma Program
    The Massachusetts General Hospital Asthma Program diagnoses and manages asthma in adults and children, and provides ongoing care to help patients effectively control their condition and enjoy a better quality of life.

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Seasonal Allergies

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

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