Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even stubborn, chronic allergies and asthma can often be brought under control. Marie, it sounds like you and your son have both been through quite a lot. He's on a powerful arsen…

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’
    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to DrGreene.com for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful. (more&helli…

    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…

    Indoor Air Quality
    Indoor Air Quality

    Creating a healthy home by reducing toxins and improving indoor air quality can have a direct effect on whether your child develops asthma. And in families already affected by the condition (as many a…

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma
    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Syno…

    Wheezing
    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues from the nox…

    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis…

    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10 percent of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980.1 Th…

    Young boy demonstrating asthma inhaler use.
    Inhaler Use for Asthma: A key to successful treatment

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Asthmais one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10% of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980. Tha…

    Limiting Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are wise, Jennifer, to be concerned about the effects of secondhand smoke. Many people think of passive smoke exposure as a minor issue, and that those who are concerned are b…