Allergy Bites
    May 4, 2013
    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that st…

    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…

    Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal
    July 16, 2012
    Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal

    Our lives revolve around food. We need nourishment to be healthy, for our bodies to function and grow, and food also brings us emotional happiness. Sharing food traditions is very important to many fa…

    2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep
    August 8, 2011
    2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep

    Parents of food-allergic youngsters know that the most surefire way to safeguard their kids from trigger foods is to prepare all meals and snacks at home in a controlled environment. For this week's s…

    Food Allergies A Bigger Problem Than Previously Reported
    June 20, 2011
    Food Allergies A Bigger Problem Than Previously Reported

    If it seems like nowadays there’s someone in every school classrooms with a food allergy, that’s because almost 1 in 12 kids today have food allergies – and 1 in 32 have serious food allergies, …

    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…

    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 Allergy
    June 6, 2003
    Milk Allergy

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: One of the most common reasons for blood in a young baby’s stools is an allergy to the cow’s milk protein in dairy products. The same allergy that can cause inflammation in th…

    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…

    Peanut Allergy
    November 2, 2002
    Peanut Allergy: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nut allergy, Life-threatening food allergies Introduction to peanut allergies: A child eats every few hours to take in the fuel that he needs for energy, growth, and bodily repair. U…

    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 …

    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…

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    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…

    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…)…

    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 …

    Spectacular Allergy Prevention
    April 10, 2001
    Spectacular Allergy Prevention

    Beneficial bacteria may prevent allergies. The April 7, 2001 issue of the prestigious journal, The Lancet, contains a study of 132 children who were at high risk of developing allergies because of the…

    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…

    Nut Allergy Safety
    September 4, 1996
    Nut Allergy Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Learn CPR. Now. Your child will need an Epipen Jr. kit – make that two Epipen Jr. kits. These contain easily injectable epinephrine, the one drug that can stop this reaction in …

    Fatal Nut Alergy
    September 4, 1996
    Fatal Nut Allergy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A five-year-old child eats every few hours to take in the fuel that he needs for energy, growth, and bodily repair. Usually, eating is both fun and helpful. Sometimes, it is deadl…