Is the Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, cough, pulmonologist, swimming, water, water safety

Chlorine, the most common swimming pool disinfectant, protects you from harmful bacteria. However, indoor swimming pools can pack a punch of strong chemicals that can irritate your lungs. Find out more.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Early Exposure to Peanuts May Avoid Allergy

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


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How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

Tags: allergies, back to school, food allergies, growing pains of parenting, preschool

For someone with a food allergy, something as simple as a peanut can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Learn how to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.


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Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why

Tags: allergies, angioedema, aspirin, Aspirin and heart attack, Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD), asthma, Headaches, urticaria

Aspirin can help in treating many conditions, but some people experience an adverse reactions when they take this wonder drug. Learn how you can take steps to better tolerate aspirin or aspirin-like pain relievers.


What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

Tags: allergies, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

If your child has patches of red, scaly skin, it may be eczema. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains this common condition — also called atopic dermatitis — and how to best treat it.


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How to Keep Holiday Scents From Causing Asthma Attacks

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, flu vaccine, holiday season, holidays, seasonal allergies

Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.


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How Much Do You Know About Fall Allergies?

Tags: allergies, fall, seasonal allergies

If fall means sneezing, wheezing and suffering for you, you can start to find relief for allergies by knowing the facts. Test your knowledge in this quiz.


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Top Tips to Help You Have a Healthy, Fun Summer

Tags: allergies, bug bites, growing pains of parenting, summer, summer safety, sunscreen, travel, vacation

For many of us, summer is a great time of year. Here’s our handpicked collection of the top summertime advice from Cleveland Clinic experts that will help to make the best of the sultry months for you and your family.


When your child gets stung or bitten, you just want to help make it better as soon as possible. How do you know if it’s improving on its own or needs a doctor’s attention? Find the answers you need here to survive the summer. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Top Treatments for Kids’ Bee Stings and Bug Bites (Infographic)

Tags: allergic reaction, allergies, anaphylactic reaction, bug bites, growing pains of parenting, Parents BeWell, skin allergies, summer, summer safety

Has your child had a run-in with one of Mother Nature’s pests? Discover when to worry and when to relax.


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Allergies? Why You Might Develop Asthma This Spring

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, step into spring

Whenever the pollen count goes up, so does the number of new asthma cases. Allergists predict seeing a number of new asthma cases this spring because of the coming bad allergy season.