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Article published on Jan 8, 2008

Severe Asthma Attack Can Be Caused By Multiple Triggers

Our ten-year-old son was admitted to the hospital several weeks ago. The night before he got sick, he had a sleep-over at a friendʼs house. The next morning he called me, and I could tell that he had trouble speaking. When I arrived to pick him up, he had difficulty breathing and he could hardly... Read More

Article published on Apr 26, 2005

Treatment Of Severe Eczema Can Be Complicated

Our son is fourteen months old. He has had eczema for the past ten months, and it is getting worse instead of getting better. He is covered with these red raised patches from head to toe. In the past week, some of these patches are oozing fluid. He is more irritable and not eating well.... Read More

Article published on Aug 19, 2003

Adults With Asthma Have Same Triggers As Children

I was diagnosed with asthma many years ago. I don’t get asthma attack, and I use a blue puffer from time to time, only when I find it hard to breathe, or when I get a cold and a lot of cough. I am generally healthy and hardly see my family doctor. In the last... Read More

Article published on Jun 25, 2002

New Medicine For Troublesome Eczema

Our teenage son has had eczema all his life. His skin is very dry. The eczema is worst around his elbows, on his hands and feet. Dry air in winter usually makes it worse. Lately his eczema flared up after he was involved in sports. We have always used steroid cream to keep the eczema... Read More

Article published on Apr 2, 2002

Successful Treatment Of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) With IVIG

Two months ago, our five-year-old son developed a rash after a cold. Our doctor sent him to a paediatrician. Following some blood tests, we were told that his platelets were low. When he started developing bruises on his forehead, the doctors gave him immunoglobulin through an IV. He has since completely recovered. Some of our... Read More