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
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.
Understanding the intersection of asthma and environmental allergies - 5/18/2018, Mass General
Mengdi Lu, MD and Bethany Bartley, MD, pediatric pulmonary fellows at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, discuss the connection between asthma and environmental allergies and the steps you can take to manage these two conditions.
Green is for Grace: Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies - 1/19/2018, Mass General
As an infant, Grace Beecher’s parents found her difficult to soothe. Not until her family uncovered severe food allergies was Grace able to thrive.
MGHfC and Partners LEAP forward to help prevent peanut allergy - 8/29/2017, Mass General
The landmark LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut) study demonstrated an amazing, yet challenging opportunity to decrease peanut allergy prevalence and stop a food allergy before it starts.
Food Allergy Center responds to recent news about oral immunotherapy - 8/29/2017, Mass General
Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, the chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, responds to the results of a peanut oral immunotherapy with probiotics trial (PPOIT) study.
Understanding and Treating Allergic Asthma - 6/1/2016, Mass General
Drs. Diana Balekian and Paul Hesterberg, Allergy and Immunology specialists, share insights in allergies and asthma and preventive ways to care for the conditions.
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.
Providing patient education during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month - 5/3/2016, Mass General
At least 7 million children experience shortness of breath, wheezing recurring cough caused by asthma. This May, the MGH marks Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to educate parents about how to better manage their child’s asthma and allergies.
Seasonal Allergies - 5/26/2010, Mass General
MassGeneral Hospital for Children allergist, Rajashri Iyengar, gives us the "101" on allergies this season.