Boy blowing his nose. Stuffy nose and cough for kids.
    Stuffy Nose and Cough Remedies for Kids

    Kids are not small adults. That may seem like something so obvious that it goes without saying. Yet for decades the doses for many medicines, including over the counter cough and cold medicines were s…

    Child in orange parka and backpack walking through the snow. Winter wellness tips for kids.
    Winter Wellness Tips for Kids

    As a pediatrician, I take care of sick children throughout the year. But the winter season brings airborne winter viruses that make children prone to getting sick all season long. This is especially t…

    Little boy, sneezing and blowing his nose outdoor on a sunny winter day, sitting on a bench. Natural herbs for children can help keep kids healthy in winter.
    Natural Herbs To Keep Your Child Healthy Through The Winter Months

    We all know the basics: Wash your hands, stay warm, and stay away from crowds when possible. But for those parents who want to do the most they can to build up their child's immune system through thos…

    Garlic hanging in an open market
    Tried & True Immune Boosting Remedies

    Sometimes Mother reallydoesknow 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 herbal rem…

    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…

    Pulmonary Testing
    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 firs…

    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot
    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot

    I'm typing this from 30,000 feet in the air, with a runny nose. All I want is my Neti Pot. I've had a two-day allergy attack, no doubt caused by my cats plus the cleaning that I was doing in advance o…

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same
    Not All Hand Sanitizers Are the Same

    One of the best ways to keep your toddlers healthy during flu and cold season is to keep their hands clean. A good washing with soap and water is very effective in reducing the spread of contaminants …

    Feeling congested? Tired? Feverish? Is it just a cold or is it flu?

    How can you tell the difference between cold and flu? Some of the symptoms are the same congested, tired, feverish. That leads people to ask, "is it just a cold or is it flu?" Despite the similarities…

    Amoxicillin
    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" or "…

    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate
    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…

    Where’s the Cold Virus?
    Where’s the Cold Virus?

    Dr. Greene's take on the cold virus... Think twice before picking up that remote if someone in your home has a cold! Researchers from the University of Virginia, armed with DNA swabs, did a CSI-like e…

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Cold Medicine for Your Kids
    Cold Medicine for Your Kids

    Last year an advisory panel of independent experts convened by the FDA recommended that the FDA ban popular over-the-counter oral decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants for children unde…

    Awash in Cold Medicines
    Awash in Cold Medicines

    Dr. Greene's take on cold medicines... Question: Who took cough and cold medicines the most? Answer: Kids aged 2 through 5 years ? the very group for whom the FDA expert panel voted to ban them last y…

    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt
    Seawater, With a Grain of Salt

    Washing the nasal passages with a saline solution is better than OTC cold meds both at treating and preventing common colds, according to a study published in the January 2008 Archives of Otolaryngolo…

    How Much Dark Honey for Cough
    How Much Dark Honey for Cough?

    Nighttime cough is rough for kids and for parents. I'm not surprised that people spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter cough remedies, even though the most common ingredient, dextromethorphan …

    Cough Medicine Alternatives
    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I've been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the rec…

    Cough and Cold Medicines
    Cough and Cold Medicines

    None of us want to see children feel miserable ? for their sakes or for ours. We want remedies when they feel sick. In light of this, I am pleased with the decision of major pharmaceutical companies t…