Allergies Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Is the Kitty Causing Allergies?

    Is the Kitty Causing Allergies?

    A fascinating study in the January 2000 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests a powerful way to detect whether allergies are a problem. In this study, investigators measured the levels of nitrous oxygen (NO) gas in the breath of asthmatic children who had known dust mite allergies.

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  • Peanut Ban In Schools

    Peanut Ban In Schools

    I received a note this week from parents who were upset about a peanut ban at their North Carolina school — all because someone’s child has an allergy. But peanut bans in schools make sense if even one child has a known, potentially fatal allergy.

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  • Hidden Ingredients in Vaccines

    Hidden Ingredients in Vaccines

    Dear Dr. Greene, I read on the vaccine Internet site that you should not vaccinate for MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) if your child has an egg allergy. I found out that my 17-month baby girl gets a rash from egg whites….

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  • Vaccine Ingredients That May Cause Allergic Reactions

    Vaccine Ingredients That May Cause Allergic Reactions

    Many people are unaware of the problems associated with allergic reactions to vaccine components. According to the 2006 Red Book (Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 2006 AAP), allergic reactions to vaccine ingredients are rare. The most common difficulties are encountered with hypersensitivities to chickens or eggs, mercury, certain antibiotics, or to gelatin.

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  • Egg Allergies and the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine

    Egg Allergies and the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Vaccine

    I read that you should not vaccinate for MMR if your child has an egg allergy. I found out that my 17-month baby girl gets a rash from egg whites. What kind of problems can occur when she receives…

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  • Cold Urticaria

    Cold Urticaria

    My doctor says my little girl may have cold urticaria. What is this, exactly? How should I treat it?

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  • Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them

    Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them

    What exactly is an allergy to the cold, and what can be done about it? I was recently diagnosed as having an allergy to the cold, and although the doctor tried to explain it to me, I didn’t fully…

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  • Cold Air/Stuffy Nose

    Cold Air/Stuffy Nose

    I always get a stuffy, runny nose when I’m out in cold weather. Is this normal? What can I do about it?

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  • Possible Causes Of Constant Illness In A 2-year-old

    Possible Causes Of Constant Illness In A 2-year-old

    My son is always sick. He either has a cold, sinus infection, ear infection, or stomach flu. It has been on and off for 2 years, but has been really bad for the past 6 months. He does not…

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  • Soy And Cow’s Milk Intolerance

    Soy & Cow’s Milk Intolerance

    What do I give a child who’s allergic to both cow’s milk and soy?

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