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  • Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention

    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention

    Infections can be avoided both by decreasing the exposure to germs and by boosting your child’s immunity. Here are 6 powerful ways to decrease germ exposure:

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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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  • Mycoplasma


    What are mycoplasmas?

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  • Lingering Coughs

    Lingering Coughs

    Dr. Greene, how do you tell if a child has an active mycoplasma infection? When is mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG increased and decreased after an infection? How important are mycoplasma infections in children?
    Dr. Mehmet – Bosnak Turkey

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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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  • Kawasaki's Disease

    Kawasaki’s Disease

    Last spring my toddler came down with Kawasaki’s disease. We are very lucky, because his pediatrician recognized his symptoms on the 5th day and he was treated. Six months have passed, and there are no signs of heart involvement….

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  • Kawasaki Disease Defined

    Kawasaki Disease Defined

    What is Kawasaki disease?

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  • Antibiotic Overuse

    Antibiotic Overuse

    I am so concerned about antibiotic overuse. Could you help get the message out to parents? If you could I’m sure we could get a real head start on this problem.
    April Parker

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  • Guidelines for Antibiotic Use

    Guidelines for Antibiotic Use

    Recognizing the urgent problem of antibiotic overuse, in 1998 the Centers for Disease Control and the Academy of Pediatrics have issued guidelines for when to use (and when not to use) antibiotics for the most common pediatric respiratory infections (Pediatrics 1998; 101:163–184). Ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats, and colds account for three fourths […]

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  • Catching a Cold or Flu

    Catching a Cold or Flu

    How do colds and flu spread? Do they spread differently?

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