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…)…

    Long-Term Septra use
    Long-Term Septra use

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Prevention of kidney damage is an excellent reason for a child to be on long-term antibiotics, even in this day when we are doing everything we can to avoid unnecessary antibiotic…

    Septra
    Septra

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This antibiotic is in widespread use. In children, the most common uses …

    Fast Facts about Septra
    Fast Facts about Septra

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

    Padriatric docotr looking into the mouth of school girl, treating tonsil stones.
    Treating Tonsil Stones

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The tonsils are sentinels, standing guard at the back of the throat to protect the delicate tissues of our lungs and intestines from foreign invaders. They are part of a ring of d…

    Treating Thrush

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In otherwise healthy children, thrush is a self-limited condition, usually resolving within a month from its first appearance. No treatment is required. Even though it will improv…

    Antibiotics and Ear Infections
    Antibiotics and Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most children with ear infections do not need antibiotics; some do. In acute ear infections, antibiotics do tend to decrease ear pain and speed healing by a day or two. However, p…

    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. …

    Doctor and pediatric patient in an office.
    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…

    Alleviating Eczema
    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…