Caring for Kids: Asthma & allergies for kids

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Asthma and allergies can affect kids of any age. At Park Nicollet, our dedicated allergists can answer all your questions about seasonal allergies, food allergies and asthma.

Asthma occurs in about 10 percent of children. Typical symptoms include wheezing or noisy breathing, coughing (often at night or with exercise), a tight feeling in the chest and trouble breathing. Symptoms can happen every day, once a week, or less frequently. Increased symptoms often are associated with an upper respiratory infection in children.

Our allergists will evaluate your child’s pattern of symptoms and perform physical exams and allergy tests. We offer multiple types of allergy testing, including skin testing. Avoidance of triggers, use of medication (quick relief and controller medications), nebulizers and inhalers can all be part of a personalized solution to improve your child’s health.  

Children with allergies have the same treatment options as adults. They usually need to use medicine to control symptoms; allergy shots also can be an option. Don’t give allergy medication to your child without first talking to your child’s doctor or care team. We will find a personalized solution for your child to alleviate symptoms and side effects.


Call 952-993-3090 to schedule an appointment at our convenient locations in Burnsville, Chanhassen, Maple Grove and St. Louis Park. Learn more about Park Nicollet Asthma
and Allergy

Did you know?

  • Asthma is one of the leading chronic childhood diseases, a major cause of childhood disability, and places a huge burden on affected children and their families, limiting the child’s ability to learn, play and even sleep. Children miss about 13 million school days each year because
    of asthma.
  • The most common foods that cause allergic reactions in children are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat.
  • Children usually outgrow egg, milk, and soy allergies. People who develop allergies as adults usually have their allergies for life.

    Source: National Institutes of Health

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