Allergy

Allergies occur when your child's immune system has made an allergic response to a substance in the environment called an allergen. Allergens include airborne allergens (from dust mites, cats and dogs, pollen and moulds) and food allergens. Find out more about allergies, eczema and some answers to common questions about feeding new foods to babies who are at risk of allergies.

Child with allergy blowing nose

Allergies happen when your child's infection-fighting system has made an allergic response to a substance (called an allergen).

Eczema is a dry skin condition. It cannot be cured but it can usually be controlled.

Food allergy is a common problem. Check these answers to some of the common questions about feeding new foods to babies who are at risk of allergies.

Some handy hints on how to include calcium in your child's diet if they are allergic to cow's milk.

If your child has to avoid dairy products for their cow's milk allergy, make sure they are eating enough other foods containing calcium.