Soy And Cow’s Milk Intolerance
    November 9, 1998
    Soy & Cow’s Milk Intolerance

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Unfortunately, some children are soy protein intolerant. As it happens, this is more common in kids who are allergic to cow's milk protein. You might try using a protein hydrolysa…

    April 13, 1998
    Allergy Medication

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How right you are! Cold and allergy symptoms are often very similar. When cold-like symptoms persist, allergies may be the reason. Many of the treatments for cold and allergy symp…

    April 13, 1998
    Alternatives to Allergy Medicines

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Preventing exposure to airborne allergies is another powerful way to treat allergies at home. To this end, a HEPA filter can be an excellent investment. These High Efficiency Part…

    Antihistamine
    April 13, 1998
    Antihistamine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergic triggers such as pollen prompt mast cells (frontline defenders of the body) to release a chemical called histamine that sets in motion a cascade of symptoms to repel the …

    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections
    April 6, 1998
    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Parents often ask me whether their children's constantly runny noses are the result of allergies, sinus infections, or of one cold after another. (more…)…

    The Difference between Colds and Allergies
    April 6, 1998
    The Difference between Colds and Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let's begin by considering together the birds and the bees... Pollen is used by plants to reproduce. Come springtime, many plants dress themselves with beautiful, vibrant flowers …

    What Causes Hives?
    November 17, 1997
    What Causes Hives?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Over the last few weeks, I've received a "rash" of hives questions from across the United States. What might this cluster mean? Hives are an outward sign of a whole-body hypersens…

    Mosquito Bites
    August 11, 1997
    Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Cynthia, I now receive many questions each week from around the world. While I can’t possibly answer all of them, each question does make a difference. One of the unforeseen res…

    Honey and Infant Botulism
    June 2, 1997
    Honey and Infant Botulism

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Mark, your care for your daughter comes through clearly in your question. Taking the initiative with preventive measures to insure her health and comfort is a very loving act. Get…

    Young boy demonstrating asthma inhaler use.
    September 9, 1996
    Inhaler Use for Asthma: A key to successful treatment

    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. Th…

    September 4, 1996
    Nut Allergy Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Learn CPR for the nut allergy. 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 st…

    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…

    Fast Facts about Septra
    July 29, 1996
    Fast Facts about Septra

    Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. (more…)…

    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes
    July 24, 1996
    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Urushiol is the reason for those itchy rashes one gets when coming into contact with one of these plants. The oil is found in the leaves, roots, and twigs of poison ivy and its cousins. There is no di…

    Fast Facts about Ear Infections
    March 5, 1996
    Fast Facts about Ear Infections

    Since ear infections are the most common diagnosis in pediatrics, it is worthwhile for a parent to learn to become a Sherlock Holmes -- able to notice the clues and suspect an ear infection before it …

    Alleviating Eczema
    February 5, 1996
    Alleviating Eczema

    Eczema is a chronic condition in which sensitive skin reacts to certain triggers, and a rash develops. The mainstays of eczema treatment are moisturizers and ever-increasing strengths of cortisone cre…