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  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    Do allergy shots make a difference?

  1. Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Allergy ›

    What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

  1. The Peanut Butter Kid ›

    The radical change in my child’s disposition has me concerned as to the cause. What became of my sweet little angel to change into a cranky ol’ frog?

  1. Bronchiolitis vs Asthma ›

    I’m a little confused and maybe you can help me. I took my 8-month-old to the E.R. because he was wheezing and had a cough. The doctor gave him some sort of a breathing treatment and put him on asthma medicine. He got much better. But the doctor said that he doesn’t have asthma--that he has bronchiolitis! Does this sound right?

  1. Sudden Onset Of Allergies ›

    For the past three months my nine-year-old son wakes up sneezing about 20 times. His nose is stuffed and he has to breathe through his mouth. Perhaps he is allergic to dust, like me. Should I pull up the carpet in his room and take down the curtains?

  1. Cow Milk Protein Allergy ›

    My baby developed an intolerance for cow’s milk. But he does okay with some dairy products. How come?

  1. Allergy vs Vasomotor Rhinitis ›

    Does your child always seem to have a cold? He can have a clear runny nose for days at a time , usually without any fever. He seems to feel alright except for the cold symptoms. Is it worthwhile taking him in to see his doctor, or is he just susceptible to colds?

  1. Is Asthma Rad? ›

    Here’s a look at how these diagnoses, asthma and reactive airway disease, are used, what they have in common, and how they differ.

  1. To Test Or Not To Test — That Is Not The Question ›

    Allergy tests, both skin and blood (RAST) tests, are very useful but must be correlated with the patient’s history and clinical food trials. False positive tests are seen and may lead to an overly restrictive diet or unnecessary allergy shots.

  1. Allergic Conjunctivitis ›

    Allergic conjunctivitis has been a frequent diagnosis lately. We have had dramatic changes in weather, winds and irritants such as smoke and smog.

  1. Got Milk? ›

    A look at whether milk "does a body good."

  1. All Persistent Runny Noses and Coughs Are Not Allergy ›

    A quick look at Vasomotor Reactive Airway Disease.

  1. Lactose Intolerance and Milk Allergy ›

    Dr. Samson looks at a common misconception about lactose intolerance.

  1. Allergic vs Vasomotor Rhinitis ›

    Dr. Samson takes a look at rhinitis and the treatments available.

  1. Can My Son Be Allergic To Air Conditioning? ›

    Cold, dry air in some children and adults can provoke a reaction that looks like an allergy. The article explores this fact.

  1. The Many Faces of Food Allergies ›

    Diagnosing a food allergy may cut short years of annoying symptoms.

  1. Questions & Answers: Honey on Pacifiers; Ear Infections ›

  1. Question and Answer: Food Allergies ›

    Dr. Samson answers your question about food allergies.

  1. Questions & Answers: Hives ›

    Dr. Theriot answers your question about food allergies and hives.

  1. The Persistent Runny Nose ›

    An examination of allergic rhinitis.

  1. Myth Busting: Runny Nose ›

    Nasal drainage can appear cloudy due to other causes than a bacterial infection.

  1. Scanning The Journals ›

    A quick look at a wide range of pediatric topics in recent journals.

  1. Allergies ›

    A parent has a question about allergies.

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