Checkup Newsroom (Allergies)

2019
October
04,
2019
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Cook Children's Emergency Department Nurse Food allergies are a frequently discussed topic among parents and medical professionals. If you are not a parent of a child with food allergies, chances are high that someone you love, or s...
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April
01,
2019
| 06:46 PM America/Chicago
THE GREEN DUST COATING HAS BEGUN The time has come. You and your kids spent time at the park on a beautiful spring afternoon. A few hours later, at home, the symptoms start (cue M. Night Shyamalan strange horror music). Or heck, for those really a...
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March
18,
2019
| 05:54 PM America/Chicago
One of the first conversations I usually have with new parents is about food allergies. They’ve read so much about it, they are never sure what they should or shouldn’t give their baby. When I first started practicing medicine, this line rolled ri...
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January
08,
2019
| 08:15 PM America/Chicago
Raise your hand if your kid has a runny nose right now. Ok, EVERYONE can put your hands down now. But, does your child have a cold or allergies? After all, the mountain cedar pollen count is the highest it's been all season in North Texas and i...
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2018
April
05,
2018
| 04:28 PM America/Chicago
An interesting study came out in the JAMA Pediatrics journal this week. It’s caused a lot of worrisome headlines. I read the paper during my lunch hour this week. It seems to be a decent study (sometimes studies aren’t that good. Remember that the...
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April
03,
2018
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
Ok let's figure it out - Is it allergies or is it a cold? Both allergies and colds share a lot of similar symptoms: Sore throat Runny nose  Sneezing  Coughing  Feeling tired  Feeling achy Honestly, it can be hard even for us to tell...
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February
22,
2018
| 10:21 PM America/Chicago
Commonly recommended ways to prevent constipation are to drink water, exercise, and eat fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods. Yet even when we use these techniques, our children still sometimes get constipated. Whether its contributing to stomach ...
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2017
February
13,
2017
| 09:41 PM America/Chicago
Trying to decide if a cough is dangerous or not? Requires a doctor’s visit or not? Requires treatment or not? It can be really hard to determine the cause of a cough just because of the sound. But here are some different types of coughs and the cl...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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May
04,
2016
| 09:25 PM America/Chicago
Blue Bell has issued a voluntary recall of mispackaged Rocky Road ice cream pints that actually contain Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream. You can read more on the FDA report from earlier today: It should be fairly easy to distinguish as the containers h...
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2015
October
28,
2015
| 09:28 PM America/Chicago
Razor blades in apples? Poisoned candy? We’ve heard these scary tales since we were little kids. Parents make sure you check your kids’ candy before they begin munching on their treats, but know that many of the stories you’ve heard are meant t...
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June
05,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
Your child has a runny nose. Again. What are the most common causes of a runny nose? How do you treat one? When should you call a pediatrician? Doc Smitty is back with the latest My Kid Minute. Watch the video to find out all the answers.   ...
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May
18,
2015
| 10:33 PM America/Chicago
Bites I’ve seen too many severe dog bites in my training to not mention bites first. The most common statement I hear about the dogs who bite is, “We just never thought he/she would do that.” Dogs can be a great addition to a family but use cau...
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March
16,
2015
| 01:00 PM America/Chicago
You won’t need me to tell you it’s allergy season. The runny nose, itchy throat and watery eyes give it away. Our clinic in Arlington will be full of children dealing with allergies of their own.Unfortunately, for many children, allergies are simply ...
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2014
May
12,
2014
| 07:47 PM America/Chicago
As moms, we all make mistakes. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could take back the one I’m about to tell you. When my son was 15 months old, I gave him a bite of my pistachios. He got red marks on his face and body, and then he started to swell...
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