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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens. Learn about asthma in children and how to manage symptoms.

Allergic and Immunologic Disorders

Allergy and asthma are among the most common health problems, with more than 50 million people afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever, or other allergy-related conditions each year. Learn more about this condition.

Allergies

Allergies are physiological reactions caused when the immune system reacts to a specific foreign substance (allergen) that has been inhaled, touched or eaten by a person. Learn more about allergies in children.

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a skin disorder that usually appears in babies or very young children, and may last until the child reaches adolescence or adulthood. Eczema causes the skin to itch, turn red and flake. Learn more about this condition.