What patients and families need to know
Allergies and Immunology
Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Allergy and Immunology.
Discover more about X-linked agammaglobulinemia in children, how it is inherited and its link to infections.
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 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.
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.
Learn more about oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy, which is is when we expose your child to peanut starting at very low doses and slowly increase to a target peanut dose. The goal is to reduce symptoms of an allergic reaction in case your child accidentally eats peanut.