Childhood allergies are common and usually not life-threatening. But sometimes a child can have what’s known as anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that needs immediate medical treatment.
As a parent of a child with allergies, you need to learn the difference between symptoms of mild allergic reactions and an anaphylactic reaction. And you should know what to do if your child has an anaphylactic reaction.
Does your child miss school due to allergies? If so, you're not alone.
Seasonal allergies are believed to affect as many as 40% of U.S. children.
On any given day, about 10,000 of those children miss school because of their
allergies. That's a total of more than 2 million lost school days every
Even if your child doesn't miss school, allergies can get in the way of a
productive school day, so managing allergies at school is an important part of
caring for your child's health.