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  • 3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma

    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    My 3 year old son has rhinitis allergies and cough variant asthma. He currently takes singulair, allegra 2x daily, pulmicort 2 x daily, and xopenex as needed. With all this being said he still continues to get sick every…

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  • Allergies 101

    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 allergic child, teaching my son to be respectfully aware of his environment and his relationship to it, as […]

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  • Acupuncture for Allergies

    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 have not been many scientific studies to verify whether this really works.

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  • Nosebleeds and Cross-hand Nostril Spraying

    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 Immunology were going up in the same convention center. An interesting study from Georgetown University Medical Center was presented at that […]

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  • Butterbur - An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know

    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 leaves were used to wrap butter when trying to keep it cool. Other colorful names for the plant include butterfly dock, butter-dock, […]

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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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  • Alternatives to Allerg Meds

    Alternatives to Allergy Medicines

    Are there any alternatives to simply giving my daughter allergy medicine all season?

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  • Antihistamine

    Antihistamine

    What exactly do antihistamines do? Are over-the-counter antihistamines safe for children to take regularly for allergies?

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  • The Difference between Colds and Allergies

    The Difference between Colds and Allergies

    If a child has cold symptoms that go on and on, is it really allergies? Or is it just one long cold? Or several colds, back-to-back? This is especially difficult in the spring when all the flowers and trees…

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