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  • 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.

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    Contact us: 617-726-3850

  • 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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    Contact us: 617-726-3850

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  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

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

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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

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

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