Kids’ Health Questions

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Kids’ Health Questions

Kids’ Health Questions

Most of the time, your immune system fights germs to help you stay healthy.

But in kids with allergies, the immune system treats things called allergens (such as pollen or pet dander) as if they’re invading the body, like a bad germ. When the immune system reacts to the allergen, a kid gets allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose or red, itchy eyes.

Some kids also get asthma symptoms, like coughing, wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest.

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