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Head indention days after a fall

March 19, 2014

Hi Dr Greene, I read your signs to look for when to talk to your pediatrician, but I was wondering if that was all immediatly after the fall. My daughter fell about 4 days ago, and although she hit hard the swelling went outward, no vomiting, no unconciousness, pupils were normal, she was lethargic for about […]

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Tonsil Stones

February 24, 2014

Dr. Greene, My daughter, who is 8 years old, has been getting these for about 1 year now. They keep coming back! I get them out with Q-tips – she really doesn’t enjoy this…she usually ends up with tears when finished. I normally need to check her tonsils at least every week, normally she has […]

Answer by Dr. Alan Greene:

Traci – you are on top of things! Typically tonsil stones are managed — not cured — by first removing the stones that are present [...]

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About E. coli infection

April 3, 2014

My baby is three months old. She is infected with E. coli . She is taking antibiotic for 5 days.how long it takes to recover?

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DHA for Kids and Prostate Cancer Risk

April 28, 2014

Recent studies in 2011 have shown that DHA consumption increases the risk for prostate cancer substantially.  Due to this, I have stopped giving my kids DHA supplements.Where does this stand now, especially in light of the many benefits DHA has for child development? Have any new studies been performed since that have confirmed or negated these findings?

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LIGHT PINK spot in the eyelid of my 2 month old baby

March 25, 2014

GOOD DAY DR. GREENE,I OBSERVED MY BABY WITH A LIGHT PINK MARKS IN MY BABY’S EYELID.IT SEEMS TO WORRY ME.I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF IT IS NORMAL AND WHEN IT WILL VANISHED?DO I NEED TO WORRY OR NOT?PLEASE HELP ME.   THANK YOU KRISTINA

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Viral Meningitis

April 3, 2014

I was infected with viral Meningitis at age 4.  I lost half my body weight and it effected my growth and left me with week joints.  Now that I am 62 having joint and muscle tone issues.  Could this be contected to my childhood meningitis.   Also all my brothers are 6 foot tall and I […]

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Herpangina contagious?

April 2, 2014

Hello, I am 16 and just for infected with herpangin. The doctors here didn’t tell me what I wasnt able to do while the infection was occurring. Is it transferable from mouth to genitals? Or anything else I’m not suppose to do while I have this infection?

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

March 2, 2014

Hello Dr Greene. I have just read the article about the Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. My son has it. He is now 4 and the front upper teeth are more or less non-existent. Those which are still there, are black (at least what’s left from them). Different dentists say differently: from – sedate him fully […]

Answer by Dr. Alan Greene:

Hello, Sasha. With many childhood conditions I like gently supporting the child while his own body solves the problem. I prefer avoiding sedating a [...]

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Ringworm

April 2, 2014

Hi Doctor! I had a misquito bite on my left bum cheek and it was so itchy so I went crazy itching it and it got really infected and started to get bigger. It now looks like a ringworm and it is always getting stuck to my undies as it is leaking out this watery […]

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Help my daughters hair is turning gray!!!!

April 2, 2014

Hi my name is Sharae Bruce, and my Daughter Patience has had a skunk strip or (gray hair) since she was 5yrs old . Now she has a lot of it. Why would my beautiful daughter have gray hair at such a young age????