Posted by: Irene Mikhail, MD on Jul 01, 2021


Hives – red bumps that can quickly overtake the entire skin – are extremely itchy and uncomfortable and can be alarming. However, most hives are not actually caused by an allergic reaction.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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COVID-19 and Asthma: Some Good News

Mar 16, 2021

For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought scary headlines and discouraging news reports. Well, it’s time for the millions of adults and children living with asthma to hear some good news for once. Read More

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The Myth of the Hypoallergenic Dog

Nov 25, 2020

About two-thirds of homes in the United States have at least one pet, and most of these have dogs. In addition, 10-20% of all children and adults across the world are allergic to dogs. That means there are a lot of people that live with the very animal that can cause them misery. Read More

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Asthma and Cleaning Products: A Complicated Relationship

Sep 16, 2020

Many people can have well-controlled asthma for months at a time, then suddenly develop difficulty breathing after coming in contact with one of their triggers. Read More

Eczema

Eczema: Separating Fact from Fiction

Jun 17, 2020

Eczema is one of the most common chronic skin conditions affecting infants and children. Eczema can range from mild to severe and can be very debilitating for some children, causing scarring, poor sleep and strain on family dynamics. Read More

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9 Myths and Misconceptions About COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Now more than ever, we all need to be savvy when it comes to online searches and sharing information on social media. Here are some common myths circulating online, which are listed as facts in an attempt to prevent any misunderstanding. Read More

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Why It’s Time to Rethink Our Use of Benadryl

Apr 09, 2020

Diphenhydramine, brand name Benadryl®, is one of the oldest and most frequently used over-the-counter medications for children. However, many better options are now widely available, all of which are faster acting, longer lasting, with less side effects. Read More

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How to Treat and Prevent Chapped Lips

Dec 24, 2019

Dry, chapped, irritated lips are more than just unsightly – they can be painful as well. Unfortunately, many of us are used to this feeling and see our kids suffer too. Read More

Dispelling Allergy Myths with Social Media

Dispelling Medical Myths with Social Media

May 14, 2019

As a pediatric allergist, I meet families from all types of backgrounds who share concerns about common childhood conditions such as asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies and eczema. These topics generate quite a few questions from primary care colleagues and other specialists. Read More