Allergy Program Resources
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.
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.
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.
Get step-by-step instructions for helping your child use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer to treat asthma.
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.
Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD, answers questions about new clinical study proving daily use of a “peanut patch” for a year helped desensitize two-thirds of peanut-allergic toddlers.
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.
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 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 offers lifestyle tips and recipes for people with food allergies or sensitivities. It features recipes, diet advice, and medical information.
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
Get step-by-step instructions for using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask to treat asthma in children.
Find out when you should replace asthma treatment equipment (such as spacers and air compressors) and when you should refill asthma medications.
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 soy and soy protein.
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing tree nuts and tree nut protein.
This tool will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing wheat and wheat 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.
Resources for Families
Learn about food labeling in the U.S. and what to look out for when choosing products for your child with food allergies.
Test your knowledge about food allergies and learn some ways parents can protect their child from serious reactions to their food allergens.
The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.
AAAI is an international society for patients and healthcare professionals that provides expert resources including condition content, advocacy tools and more.
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 College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides information and resources about allergies and asthma for patients and families.
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 APFED is a non-profit organization for adults, children and families living with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
AAFA's website offers educational programs and tools about asthma and allergies for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
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.
FARE provides information about food allergies, resources for all age groups, newsletters and advocacy tools for families.
IES is an organization of scientists and clinicians interested in the eosinophil, a blood cell strongly associated with many diseases.
FPIES provides education, support and advocacy for individuals with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) and their families.
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 NAEPPA, administered by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, provides asthma information for patients, schools and the public.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides information about asthma for consumers and health professionals.
This website provides health and research topics about allergy and infectious diseases, health and research areas of study at NIAID.
The FPIES Foundation is dedicated to overcoming the challenges of food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome by offering tools for education, support and advocacy.
The EPA's website provides information about asthma, its triggers, how to control asthma in communities and schools and more.