Diseases and allergies

Diseases and allergies


Most of the diseases listed can be spread easily (contagious). This usually happens from the first sign of illness until your child feels better. There are vaccines your child can get to prevent most of these diseases.


An allergy is an extra sensitive way your body reacts to things such as dust, pet dander and pollen.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5, sixth edition, ped-ah-91554
First Published: 02/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 11/16/2022