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…

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’
    May 18, 2012
    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to DrGreene.com for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful. (more&helli…

    Pulmonary Testing
    April 6, 2012
    Pulmonary Testing

    Dr. Hall's Answer: I’m sorry to hear that your child has been ill. Certainly frequent colds are part of the package when your child starts daycare. In fact, studies estimate that a child in their fi…

    Indoor Air Quality
    June 19, 2008
    Indoor Air Quality

    Creating a healthy home by reducing toxins and improving indoor air quality can have a direct effect on whether your child develops asthma. And in families already affected by the condition (as many a…

    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…

    Wheezing
    November 4, 2002
    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues …

    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 …

    diseases-azbronchiolitis_article
    October 25, 2002
    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis…

    Asthma
    October 24, 2002
    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as…

    Inhaler Use for Asthma
    September 9, 1996
    Inhaler Use for Asthma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10% of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980. Tha…

    Liniting Exposure to Second Hand Smoke
    May 9, 1996
    Limiting Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are wise, Jennifer, to be concerned about the effects of secondhand smoke. Many people think of passive smoke exposure as a minor issue, and that those who are concerned are b…