September 18, 2014
    Preventing and Treating Severe Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many kids (including my daughter Claire) develop large local reactions to mosquito bites – charmingly called Skeeter Syndrome. It's a reaction to proteins in mosquitos' saliva. …

    Mosquito Fast Facts
    June 17, 2010
    Mosquito Fast Facts

    Mosquitoes bite infants and children more than any other insect. Mosquitoes can transmit dangerous blood-borne illnesses including West Nile Virus, malaria, encephalitis and many other diseases. (more…

    Mosquito Bite Protection Important for West Nile Virus
    May 2, 2005
    Mosquito Bite Protection Important for West Nile Virus

    Dr. Greene's advice for protecting from West Nile Virus... Organic, all natural, bug repellant? Oil of lemon eucalyptus, a natural, plant-based repellant is one of the repellant options newly recommen…

    January 20, 2003
    West Nile Virus

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The West Nile virus (WNV) can be scary, but even in places where it has been appearing for a few years, the number of people who get it is very, very tiny. Thankfully, the majorit…

    Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites
    July 13, 1998
    Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites

    Mosquitoes are known to pass blood-borne illnesses from one victim to another. They are a major health hazard and are responsible for the transmission of yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever, encephali…

    Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites
    July 13, 1998
    Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene's tips for treating mosquito bites: Once bitten, the mainstays of treatment are cool compresses, antihistamines, anti-itching compounds, and anti-inflammatory medicines. (more…)…