Division of Allergy and Immunology Resources
Asthma and School
Parents can work with their child, her physician and school personnel to keep asthma from interfering with normal school activities.
Asthma Tips for Parents
Parents can help their teens better manage their asthma by following tips provided by experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Controlling Your Home Environment to Prevent Asthma Flares
Making a few changes around your home can help you limit your child's exposure to common asthma triggers and allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold.
Eradicating Childhood Food Allergies
Learn about research underway at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia dedicated to finding cures for childhood food allergies and hear from families affected by these conditions.
How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler with a Spacer
Get step-by-step instructions for helping your child use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer to treat asthma.
Patch Testing [PDF]
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.
Safety of Steroids for Asthma
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.
Video: Celiac Disease and Gluten Disorders in Children
Watch this video to learn more about the differences between various gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Food as Medicine
Find anti-inflammatory recipes developed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Drexel University.
Caring for Your Child: Reading Labels for a Milk-Free Diet [PDF]
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.
Dining Out and Eating
Gluten Free & More
Gluten Free & More offers lifestyle tips and recipes for people with food allergies or sensitivities. It features recipes, diet advice, and medical information.
Gluten Free Passport
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
How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler with a Spacer and a Mask
Get step-by-step instructions for using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask to treat asthma in children.
When to Replace or Refill Your Child's Asthma Equipment or Medication
Find out when you should replace asthma treatment equipment (such as spacers and air compressors) and when you should refill asthma medications.
Reading Labels for a Corn-Free Diet [PDF]
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.
Reading Labels for a Sesame Seed-Free Diet [PDF]
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.
Reading Labels for a Shellfish-Free Diet [PDF]
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.
Reading Labels for a Soy-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing soy and soy protein.
Reading Labels for a Tree Nut-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing tree nuts and tree nut protein.
Reading Labels for a Wheat-Free Diet [PDF]
This tool will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing wheat and wheat protein.
Reading Labels for an Egg-Free Diet [PDF]
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.
Allergy & Asthma Network
The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AAAI is an international society for patients and healthcare professionals that provides expert resources including condition content, advocacy tools and more.
American Academy of Dermatology
AAD provides information to the public about a variety of skin conditions - including acne, poison ivy, and skin cancer - and their treatments.
American Association for Respiratory Care
AARC is a professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides information and resources about allergies and asthma for patients and families.
American Lung Association
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.
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
The APFED is a non-profit organization for adults, children and families living with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
AAFA's website offers educational programs and tools about asthma and allergies for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
Asthma Education Clinic
The Asthma Education Clinic is devoted exclusively to providing educational and resource materials for health professionals.
Eosinophilgastro Yahoo! Group
This is an e-mail discussion list for people with eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic colitis.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team
FAACT is a non-profit organization working to educate, advocate and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
FARE provides information about food allergies, resources for all age groups, newsletters and advocacy tools for families.
International Eosinophilic Society
IES is an organization of scientists and clinicians interested in the eosinophil, a blood cell strongly associated with many diseases.
International Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Association
FPIES provides education, support and advocacy for individuals with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) and their families.
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)
KFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families raising children with food allergies. They offer educational content, advocacy tools, recipes and much more.
Mold - Information From the EPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides this "Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home."
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP)
The NAEPPA, administered by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, provides asthma information for patients, schools and the public.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides information about asthma for consumers and health professionals.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This website provides health and research topics about allergy and infectious diseases, health and research areas of study at NIAID.
The FPIES Foundation
The FPIES Foundation is dedicated to overcoming the challenges of food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome by offering tools for education, support and advocacy.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA's website provides information about asthma, its triggers, how to control asthma in communities and schools and more.