Treatment for HIV+ Babies
    Treatment for HIV+ Babies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Being a parent means loving deeply and letting go. Sometimes adoptive parents feel a little bit like they are not true parents. As I read your letter I became certain that you are…

    Group A Strep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are describing Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococci (called Beta Strep by many people). They are among the most common disease-causing bacteria found in children and can cause …

    Fast Facts about Group A Strep
    Fast Facts about Group A Strep

    More than 100 different types of Group A Strep have been identified. (more…)…

    How do I know if it's Measles?
    How do I know if it’s Measles?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Measles is a highly contagious disease, and is spread from person to person through the air. During roughly the first 10 days following exposure, there is dramatic viral and immun…

    What are the Symptoms of Measles?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's impossible to accurately and confidently diagnose a child from thousands of miles away, but I will describe a typical measles infection. Measles is a highly contagious diseas…

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine
    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of s…

    Two young children in age group recommended for BCG Vaccine
    BCG Vaccine

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tuberculosis has been aptly called the "Captain of the Men of Death." It remains the most important infectious disease in the world in terms of human suffering and death. Evidence…

    Cold Air and Colds
    Cold Air and Colds

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For generations, parental wisdom has held that cold air is not good for children's respiratory systems. In particular, cold air has been thought to cause colds (thus the name). Ea…

    When Croup Symptoms Don’t Respond To Treatment

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With croup symptoms that show no sign of improvement after 5 days of prelone, it's time to think of other possible causes -- especially with an unidentified something on the chest…

    RSV and Croup

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Picture this scene: A couple is spending a quiet evening at home with their one-year-old daughter, who has had a bit of a cold. At about 8 o'clock she begins coughing -- an unusua…

    What is RSV?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. It occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearl…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    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. …

    Implications of Chickenpox

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Melinda, as I read your question I could picture your friend's little boy lying in the hospital bed, with your friend leaning protectively over the baby, an arm cradling his head.…

    Antibiotics for Colds
    Why Do Doctors Recommend Against Antibiotics for Colds?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Colds are caused by viruses, not bacteria. Over 200 different species of virus causing the common cold have been identified. Antibiotics do not work at all in treating the common …

    Antibiotics and the Common Cold
    Antibiotics and the Common Cold

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This is an extremely important question! There are over one billion colds in the United States annually, with each child averaging 3 to 8 colds per year. It is no fun when your ch…

    Follow-up on HIV/AIDS
    Follow-up on HIV/AIDS

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This brings up many meaty, practical questions. Should parents worry about their children getting AIDS from playing at the house of someone with HIV? What about contact sports for…

    Family talking together.
    Talking To Kids about HIV

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a wonderful question! Many people are unwilling to talk about HIV/AIDS, but open communication is vital. HIV is a tragic illness that profoundly impacts all whom it touches. …