Dear Doctors: Neither of my sisters have pets, and all of their kids have allergies. Could the fact that we have dogs, a horse, and a barn cat be the reason that my kids aren’t allergic to anything? [...]
Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL [...]
Many young children struggle with seasonal allergies and the discomfort that accompanies them. For some kids, seasonal allergy symptoms are severe enough that they can be mistaken for symptoms of learning disabilities. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergist [...]
Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no [...]
Dear Doctors: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place?
In the past two decades, doctors have noticed a significant increase in the number of children and adults with allergies. How can that be? We are more informed than ever about the importance of good hygiene. We make sure our kids wash their hands. We carry hand sanitizer everywhere [...]
Symptoms Allergy (Airborne) Cold Stuffy or runny nose Often Often Sneezing Often Often Wheezing Sometimes Rarely, never Itchy eyes Often Rarely, never Fever Never Often Aches and pains Never Sometimes Weakness [...]