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    December 16, 2014
    Tried And True Immune Boosting Remedies For Winter

    Sometimes Mother really does know best. My tried and true immune boosting remedies have been passed down through our family for generations.  Now I’m sharing them with you.  Many of these are he…

    Data in Hand
    July 10, 2013
    Data in Hand

    Note: Dr. Greene works with Scanadu, a participatory medical device company that is currently running an exciting Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder. The first generatio…

    Amoxicillin
    June 18, 2009
    Amoxicillin

    Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. It does not help in viral infections such as a cold or flu. It’s often called “the pink stuff…

    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate
    June 18, 2009
    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate

    Amoxicillin-clavulanate is a strong combination antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. The clavulanate makes it difficult for some resistant bacteria to wit…

    Cold Treatment
    January 14, 2003
    Natural Cold Treatment

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Here's my favorite recipe for a natural cold remedy: 2 cups of water (we prefer filtered) the juice of one lemon zest from half that lemon 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 cloves of ch…

    RSV
    November 3, 2002
    RSV: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Rhus dermatitis, Contact dermatitis Related concepts: Respiratory syncytial virus Introduction to RSV: Very few things are more frightening than watching a small baby struggle to bre…

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

    Related concepts: Whooping cough, Bordatella pertussis Introduction to pertussis: I stood outside the closed door of the hospital room where an adorable 6-week-old baby lay all alone in her crib. As I…

    Flu
    October 29, 2002
    Flu: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Influenza Introduction to the flu: For many people, cold and flu have become an inseparable pair, like salt and pepper or New Year's and weight loss. Walking down the "cold and flu" …

    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…

    Croup
    October 26, 2002
    Croup: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Laryngotracheobronchitis, Infectious croup, Spasmodic croup. Introduction to croup: Picture this scene: A couple is spending a quiet evening at home with their one-year-old daughter,…

    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands
    October 25, 2002
    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands

    Many of the most common and most dangerous infections spread via germs on the hands that make their way into the mouth, nose, or eyes. How best to keep our children's hands clean? The Centers for Dise…

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    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Check the Ingredients!
    October 24, 2000
    Check the Ingredients!

    It's easy for the eyes to glaze over when looking at the long words listed in the ingredients of cough and cold medications. Learning to recognize a few words, though, is an important skill to learn (…

    Preventing Colds, Flus, and Infections2
    March 16, 1999
    Preventing Colds, Flus, and Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As an active pediatrician, I am exposed to every cold and flu virus in every daycare center in our community. Think about it! Sneezed on, slobbered on – I even wind up examining…

    Lingering Coughs
    January 11, 1999
    Lingering Coughs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Picture a child who for 3 or 4 days feels ill with a fever and perhaps a headache. She doesn't have much of a runny nose, but a cough has developed. The cough has become increasin…

    Catching a Cold or Flu
    October 5, 1998
    Catching a Cold or Flu

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When someone has a cold, the nasal secretions are teeming with cold viruses. Coughing, drooling, and talking are all unlikely ways to pass a cold. But sneezing, nose-blowing, and …

    Cold and Flu Differences
    October 5, 1998
    Cold and Flu Differences

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: I am so glad you asked this question. Cold and flu have become an inseparable pair, like salt and pepper or New Year's and weight loss. Walking down the "cold and flu" aisle of an…