Information and Resources for Patients and their Caregivers

Experts at the Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital value the importance of patient education. The following resources provide parents and caregivers with a clearer understanding of the allergic process, including causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention, tests and treatments:

COVID-19 Vaccine
Special Guidance from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on risk of allergic reaction from Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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10 Warning Signs of Primary Immunodeficiency (PDF)
Parent Support Group (PDF)
IDF Patient & Family Handbook (PDF)

Online Resources*
National Primary Immunodeficiency Resource Center
Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Immune Deficiency Foundation
American Academy of Allergy/Asthma & Immunology
Primary Immunodeficiency Association (PIA)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Clinical Immunology Society

*The above-mentioned links are for patient information purposes only. University Hospitals does not endorse or recommend any of these products. Always speak with your primary care provider prior to using any medical information. The material accessible through these links is outside of the control of University Hospitals and has not been reviewed by University Hospitals.

Food allergy is a diagnosis that changes the life of the entire family. Suddenly all family members have to be aware of what is consumed to guard against an allergic reaction. While food allergies are on the rise, peanut allergies have doubled in recent years. Still, sometimes children can outgrow food allergies. In this video health tip, Leigh Ann Kerns, MD discusses the Oral Food Challenge, a procedure at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital that allows doctors to determine if a child is still allergic to a particular food.

Watch the Oral Food Challenge Video

Additional Resources
Learn more about what to expect when you bring your child to the Allergy & Immunology clinic at UH Rainbow Babies & Children.

About Your Visit
What Tests to Expect
Food Challenge Clinic
Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies