Search results for: Allergy and Immunology

Read More

Flu Update 2016


Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD warns this flu season is likely to be severe.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology
Read More

Epi Pens explained


For those with severe allergic reactions, epinephrine (EpiPens® or AuviQ™) is nothing new. But if you’ve never seen or used one before, what are they and when should they be used? Jay Lieberman, MD, an allergist/immunologist at Le Bonheur, helps explain what epinephrine does – important information especially if your child’s friend brings one over.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology
Read More

Before school starts, vaccines should be updated


It’s almost back to school time. As you’re checking school supplies and uniforms off your list, be sure to check that your child is up to date on his or her vaccines. Children don’t need vaccines updated every year, just at certain times. Below are vaccine requirements by age.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology
Read More

Asthma:Why is it worse in the spring?


Spring is in full bloom throughout the Mid-South. For children with asthma, spring sometimes means more wheezing and worsened symptoms. Le Bonheur Allergist/Immunologist Christie Michael shares some helpful information on pediatric asthma in recognition of Asthma Awareness Month.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology
Read More

Asthma in children


Asthma is one the most common chronic illnesses among children and is responsible for many missed school days, emergency department visits and hospital stays. Dr. Christie Michael, an allergist and immunologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, cares for kids with asthma. She says that while asthma can’t be cured, symptoms can be controlled.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology
Read More

How to recognize an allergic reaction


An allergic reaction in a child can be quite frightening for any parent or caretaker. Children and parents often sense something is wrong early on in a reaction, and many parents feel scared and helpless. Pediatric Allergist Jay Lieberman, MD, explains how you can recognize if a child is experiencing an allergic reaction.

Specialties:
Allergy and Immunology