According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunization, an estimated 50 million Americans have some type of allergy. In most cases allergies first appear during infancy or childhood. Jackie Hays has more on pediatric allergies and treatment in this Get Healthy report.
Allergies rank first among children's chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from families with a history of allergies are more likely to be allergic. Learn more information about pediatric allergies.