Division of Allergy and Immunology Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.

Parents can work with their child, her physician and school personnel to keep asthma from interfering with normal school activities.

Parents can help their teens better manage their asthma by following tips provided by experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

This resource explains patch testing, a type of skin testing used to help clinicians determine if your child’s rash is caused by an allergy to certain chemicals found in medications, lotions, soaps, shampoo, shoes and other products that may come into contact with your child’s skin.

Inhaled steroids are generally well-tolerated and safe at the recommended dosages, even when taken for prolonged periods. However, like all medications there may be side effects.

Books


Condition Management

Caring for Your Child: Reading Labels for a Milk-Free Diet is a patient-family educational tool created by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to help you better understand what ingredients to avoid if your child is lactose intolerant or on a milk-free diet. 


Educational Materials


Food Allergies

Gluten Free & More offers lifestyle tips and recipes for people with food allergies or sensitivities. It features recipes, diet advice, and medical information.

This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing corn and corn protein. A list of foods and ingredients to avoid is included.

This educational tool will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods containing sesame seed. Details include a list of dishes that contain sesame seed and certain food products.

This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods containing shellfish. Details include a list of foods that contain shellfish and may contain shellfish protein.

This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing egg and egg ingredients. A list of foods to avoid and others that may contain eggs are included.


Videos

Screenshot of Anti-inflammatory recipes video

Find anti-inflammatory recipes developed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Drexel University. 


Websites

The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.

AAD provides information to the public about a variety of skin conditions - including acne, poison ivy, and skin cancer - and their treatments.

AARC is a professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

The Asthma Education Clinic is devoted exclusively to providing educational and resource materials for health professionals.

This is an e-mail discussion list for people with eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic colitis.

FAACT is a non-profit organization working to educate, advocate and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies.

Find a list of restaurant that provide gluten-free menus and allergy charts, links to free ebooks and apps, and tips for safe travel, school tips and more

IES is an organization of scientists and clinicians interested in the eosinophil, a blood cell strongly associated with many diseases.

KFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families raising children with food allergies. They offer educational content, advocacy tools, recipes and much more.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides this "Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home."

The FPIES Foundation is dedicated to overcoming the challenges of food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome by offering tools for education, support and advocacy.