3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma
    November 21, 2012
    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even stubborn allergies can often be brought under control. Marie, it sounds like you and your son have both been through quite a lot. He's on a powerful arsenal of medications an…

    Allergies 101
    September 24, 2009
    Allergies 101

    Taking a deep breath in, and out, not only relaxes me, it allows me to be mindful of the air I breathe--the interdependence, the relationship I hold with my environment. As a nurse and mother of an al…

    Acupuncture for Allergies
    November 12, 2004
    Acupuncture for Allergies

    Nasal allergies are common in children, and appear to be getting more common all the time. In Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used to treat allergies. People report great results, but there hav…

    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 …

    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…

    Cold Urticaria
    February 8, 1999
    Cold Urticaria

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Some people develop hives on the skin when they encounter cold temperatures. This condition, called cold urticaria, is the most common type of hives caused by a physical condition…

    Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them
    February 8, 1999
    Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The immune system is an intricate, interconnected network designed to protect our bodies from the dangers of the world around us, especially the danger of invasion from infectious…

    Alternatives to Allerg Meds
    April 13, 1998
    Alternatives to Allergy Medicines

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Preventing exposure to airborne allergies is another powerful way to treat allergies at home. To this end, a HEPA filter can be an excellent investment. These High Efficiency Part…

    Antihistamine
    April 13, 1998
    Antihistamine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergic triggers such as pollen prompt mast cells (frontline defenders of the body) to release a chemical called histamine that sets in motion a cascade of symptoms to repel the …

    The Difference between Colds and Allergies
    April 6, 1998
    The Difference between Colds and Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let's begin by considering together the birds and the bees... Pollen is used by plants to reproduce. Come springtime, many plants dress themselves with beautiful, vibrant flowers …

    Alleviating Eczema
    February 5, 1996
    Alleviating Eczema

    Eczema is a chronic condition in which sensitive skin reacts to certain triggers, and a rash develops. The mainstays of eczema treatment are moisturizers and ever-increasing strengths of cortisone cre…