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Pediatric Allergies

What You Need to Know

Allergies are problems of the immune system. Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.”

Key Symptoms

Allergic reactions can cause stuffy nose, sneezing, itching or runny nose, red, itchy, watery eyes, asthma symptoms or anaphylaxis.


Your child's healthcare provider may perform skin tests, blood tests or challenge tests.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Providers Who Treat Allergies


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Departments that Treat Allergies

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Allergy and Immunology

At Children's National, children affected by allergies and complex immunologic disorders benefit from our specialists' expertise, because our doctors treat children and only children with these conditions.

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IMPACT DC Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia

IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic is an award-winning pediatric asthma program in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving asthma care and outcomes for children through clinical care, education, research and advocacy.

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Asthma Care

Learn about how we can diagnose your child, confirm an existing asthma diagnosis, or refer you to the appropriate treatment program if you are unsure about your child's condition.

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