Important Link between Allergies and Reflux
    November 14, 2002
    Important Link between Allergies and Reflux

    Half of all babies with GE reflux also have an allergy to cow’s milk protein, according to an important article in the November 2002 issue of Pediatrics. Not only do the two often go together, but t…

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    Ear Infection
    October 28, 2002
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most c…

    cough
    October 26, 2002
    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a c…

    cry cry baby
    October 25, 2002
    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet,…

    diseases_coldsores_article_preview
    October 25, 2002
    Cold Sores: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fever Blisters, Herpes Labialis, Secondary Herpes Introduction to cold sores: Kids often feel the tingling before you can see the sore. If your child has a cold sore, he is likely to…

    diseases_commoncold_article_preview
    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Allergies
    October 23, 2002
    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction…

    Allergy Prevention
    August 29, 2002
    Allergy Prevention

    Our understanding of allergies continues to change. Evidence continues to mount that some allergies may be connected to overly clean environments (the “hygiene hypothesis”).  (more…)…

    Breast Feeding and Asthma
    August 5, 2002
    Breast Feeding and Asthma

    We’ve known for awhile that when mothers have asthma (or related conditions such as eczema and hay fever) breast feeding for at least 4 to 6 months will lower the risk of her child developing asthma…

    Allergic to Milk Formulas?
    March 15, 2002
    Allergic to Milk Formulas?

    Many parents who think their babies are allergic to cow's milk formulas ask me about switching to a partial hydrolysate formula like Good Start. Breastmilk is best, where possible, but the American Ac…

    Butterbur - An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know
    February 18, 2002
    Butterbur – An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know

    Petasites is a shrub with incredibly huge leaves, up to 3 feet in diameter, usually found in low-lying wet areas and marshes. The plant is sometimes called butterbur, perhaps because the large, soft l…

    Allergy Testing
    February 4, 2002
    Allergy Testing

    Most people think of specific allergies as black and white -- something you either have or you don’t. A study published in the January 2002 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical …

    When Babies and Toddlers Wheeze
    January 31, 2002
    When Babies and Toddlers Wheeze

    Wheezing in children before their second birthdays does not appear to make them any more likely than others to have asthma as adults - even among children who are at high risk for asthma and allergies…

    Allergic to Kissing?
    November 28, 2001
    Allergic to Kissing?

    Holidays are upon us and many families are enjoying coming together to celebrate. For those with serious nut allergies, a holiday kiss may be an unsuspected danger. Allergic grandparents, for instance…

    Hayfever Causes Asthma?
    November 26, 2001
    Hayfever Causes Asthma?

    Many people underestimate the impact of nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. While only about 16% of those with allergies go on to develop asthma (as compared to 1% in the general population), 80% t…

    Not All Medicines Created Equal
    November 20, 2001
    Not All Medicines Created Equal

    Steroid inhalers can be very useful for children with moderate or severe asthma. They can reduce inflammation in the lungs, prevent asthma flare-ups, and reduce the need for other asthma medicines. Tw…

    Farm Life and Immunity
    October 10, 2001
    Farm Life and Immunity

    Children who are raised on a farm have a significantly reduced risk of asthma, eczema, and hayfever, according to a study in the October 6, 2001 issue of The Lancet. Non-farm children who were exposed…

    Allergies & Baby Formula
    July 10, 2001
    Allergies & Baby Formula

    Dr. Greene’s Answer : Yes. The cows' milk protein and the soy protein used in most formulas are foreign proteins. When babies are exposed to non-human milk, they actually develop antibodies to the f…

    Bee Venom Allergy Tests
    June 12, 2001
    Bee Venom Allergy Tests

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Two types of tests can help predict whether someone will have an allergic reaction to future bee stings. Neither test is perfect, but each can be useful as a supplement to the oth…