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Severity of Lyme Disease
How serious is Lyme disease? Is it curable?Read full story
When should the measles vaccine be given? How effective is it?Read full story
Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac
My boyfriend has had poison ivy for four days now and has been using Hydrocortisone to stop the itch. He claims that it will cure the rash. I refuse to see him until he sees a doctor. Am I…Read full story
Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine
Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of school or day-care (stranding parents at home), they will likely recover from the 250-500 itchy blisters with nothing more to show for […]Read full story
Can you catch Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease twice?
My fourteen-month-old son recently had hand-foot-and-mouth virus. Is this something he can catch again, or will he be immune from future recurrences? It’s nice to have a place to ask non-urgent questions about the little ones, and as I…Read full story
What is Croup?
What is croup?Read full story
RSV and Croup
Several questions come to mind after reading what you wrote about RSV. What is the relationship, if any, between RSV and croup? What is croup anyway? How does one prevent it? What does one do if one’s child gets…Read full story
Viruses and our Immune Systems
How does our body protect us against viruses?Read full story
Minimizing the risk of SIDS
Dr. Greene, I am terrified of SIDS. What can I do to prevent it and when can I stop worrying?Read full story