We should be more conscious about eliminating or minimizing our child’s exposure to allergens, as they can happen gradually or appear without any warning. That's why it’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of common allergies, how to avoid substances that trigger these, and how to properly manage the reactions.

Browse through the gallery for five facts about childhood allergies.

(First published as “Childhood Allergies” in the “Good Family” section of Good Housekeeping Philippines’ June 2008 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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