Clean Hands
    March 16, 1999
    Clean Hands

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In a recent study of 341 children's daycare centers, infrequent washing of children's or providers' hands after nose wiping, after diapering, before meals, and before food prepara…

    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention
    March 16, 1999
    Tips For Cold, Cough, or Flu Prevention

    Infections can be avoided both by decreasing the exposure to germs and by boosting your child’s immunity. Here are 6 powerful ways to decrease germ exposure: (more…)…

    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 Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference
    October 5, 1998
    Cold Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference

    Dr. Greene's take on how to distinguish: cold or flu? The symptoms we get during a viral illness are often the body's attempt to get rid of the virus and to minimize damage. Sneezing ejects the virus …

    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…

    Fast Facts about Pertussis
    July 27, 1998
    Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough. Pertussis is caused by bacteria that attach themselves to the cilia (little hairs) that line the respiratory tract. These bacteria produce a potent toxin…

    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…

    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 …

    Fevers
    February 8, 1997
    Fevers

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Not very long ago -- when my parents were children -- a high fever in a child could easily mean the end for that child. High fevers resulting in death were common. Today, most of …

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he …