Getting Un-Allergic to Antibiotics
    May 13, 2004
    Getting Un-Allergic to Antibiotics

    The rise of bacterial resistance isn't the only force limiting antibiotic choices. Allergies to antibiotics have risen over the years as antibiotic use in children (and in animal agriculture) has beco…

    Allergic to Oats?
    April 27, 2004
    Allergic to Oats?

    Children diagnosed with celiac disease (sensitivity to gluten in the diet) have traditionally been placed on a very strict lifelong diet free of wheat, rye, barley, and oats. The difficult diet helps …

    Allergic to Shots
    November 21, 2003
    Allergic to Shots

    A severe form of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur after eating peanuts, shellfish, eggs, bananas, kiwi, avocado, or other foods. It can occur after bee stings, in those who are allergic.…

    Nosebleeds and Cross-hand Nostril Spraying
    November 13, 2003
    Nosebleeds and Cross-hand Nostril Spraying

    Just as the banners and exhibits of the 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics meeting were coming down in New Orleans, the displays of the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and …

    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier
    November 7, 2003
    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    The longer that children breastfeed, the less likely they are to wheeze when they reach their first birthdays, according to a study published in the October 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immuno…

    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies
    September 8, 2003
    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies

    Children born by C-section to allergic mothers are more than 4 times more likely to develop proven egg allergies than are peers born vaginally, according to a fascinating study in the August 2003 Jour…

    Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance
    August 26, 2003
    Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance

    Children who are allergic to milk usually can safely take lactose, according to a study of milk-allergic children in the August 2003 Pediatrics. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, childre…

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma
    August 21, 2003
    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Syno…

    Food Allergies and Asthma
    July 15, 2003
    Food Allergies and Asthma

    Most children with life-threatening asthma also have food allergies, according to a fascinating study published in the July 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology – the first study to show …

    Allergic to Bread? A Hidden Problem
    June 24, 2003
    Allergic to Bread? A Hidden Problem

    Pizza, macaroni, breads, crackers, cereals, and spaghetti are among many children’s favorite foods. These foods and many others can be sources of gluten (protein found in wheat, rye, and barley). Wh…

    Preventing Allergies
    June 16, 2003
    Preventing Allergies

    It’s peak allergy season in many areas, with spring trees still pumping out millions of grains of pollen each day and the summer grasses already starting to contribute their share. Sneezing, running…

    Milk Soy Protein Intolerance
    June 15, 2003
    Milk Soy Protein Intolerance

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Bloody stools (and fussiness) are often the symptoms that lead people to suspect MSPI. Breastfeeding is great for kids with MSPI, but be aware that they can also be sensitive to s…

    Diet and Skin
    June 4, 2003
    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Benef…

    SARS and Allergies
    April 11, 2003
    SARS and Allergies

    Allergy season brings with it sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and runny noses – some of the same symptoms found in SARS. The linings of our noses contain tiny guardians called mast cells, whose purpos…

    Peanut Allergy Treatment – TNX-901
    March 14, 2003
    Peanut Allergy Treatment – TNX-901

    This is a major breakthrough for those who suffer from serious peanut allergies – about 1.5 million people in the U.S. alone. Deciding not to eat peanuts is inconvenient, but it is the unintentional…

    Baby Allergies
    January 13, 2003
    Baby Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The theory that babies have to be at least 2 years old to get allergies is still very common. Because the presence of allergies represents an overactive immune system, and because…

    Nighttime Coughs
    January 13, 2003
    Nighttime Coughs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Coughing at night can come from several sources, including post-nasal drip (either from allergies or an infection--cold or sinus infection). The mucus drains down the back of the …

    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac
    January 11, 2003
    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac and Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are many types of food intolerances, and some of them can trigger eczema and cause poor weight gain. Both wheat and dairy commonly cause allergies and worsening eczema in b…

    Goat’s Milk
    January 10, 2003
    Goat’s Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: People used to say children that young don't have allergies, but clearly they do. About 6 percent have food allergies, more than one in 20. Most of these are allergic to only one …

    Recurrent Headaches
    January 10, 2003
    Recurrent Headaches

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The most common cause of an undiagnosed recurrent headache in a child is a childhood migraine. Migraines in childhood are defined as recurrent headaches with at least three of the…