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Why doctors should not prescribe (and parents not request) antibiotics unless absolutely necessary


In addition to the side effects that can occur in an individual who takes an antibiotic, there are effects of antibiotic use on the millions of bacteria that live in our bodies in our digestive and respiratory tracts and on our skin (the microbiome). We know that exposure to antibiotics increases the risk of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the individual and the community and can lead to infectio...

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Eosinophilic esophagitis or reflux? Signs your child has EoE


Could your child’s picky eating or spitting up be something more? We talked to Dr. Jay Lieberman, a pediatric allergist/immunologist, about eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic inflammation of the esophagus.

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5 signs your child’s sniffles are an allergy


There are no hard and fast rules that can tell you if the symptoms are allergic or not. Here are some tips that can help, though.

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Flu Update 2016


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Allergy and Immunology