Nevin Wilson, MD, professor and chair of the Pediatrics Department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno
This past Tuesday, I discussed children’s allergies in an Online Health Series. Here are some of the unanswered questions I received as well as a couple of the more popular ones:
Is your child one of the 5.9 million children that suffers from allergies? Nevin Wilson, MD, will be hosting a free informational session on Children’s allergies as part of our Online Health Series. Dr. Wilson is a professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. He is board-certified in pediatric allergy and immunology and has practiced medicine for more than 20 years.
I don’t know any parent who hasn’t cringed the first time his/her new son or daughter got big enough to crawl around a room, touch everything in sight, then put those germ-filled fingers right into his or her mouth. As parents, our natural instinct is to protect our kids. That includes protecting them from dangerous germs. Though keeping your house clean and washing your hands with soap and water is important to reduce the risk of infection, some grime and dirt can actually be a good thing when it comes to allergies.