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Exercise Can Cause Asthma Attack

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a 13-year-old boy who’s having asthma attacks. At least, that’s what they sound like to me. It started early this year when the weather was still cold. He plays or practices baseball three times a week. When he’d run the bases, he’d start coughing and Continue reading →

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Life Is Still Good Without an Appendix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to band camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We had to give phone permission for him to have Continue reading →

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Head and Ear Noise Drives People Crazy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have tinnitus. It sounds like roaring in my head. I take gabapentin for it. Do you know of anything else for it? – E.A. ANSWER: You have an affliction that would drive me crazy – tinnitus, a constant noise in one or both ears or the Continue reading →

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Family Itching to be Rid of Pinworms

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two of my children, a boy in the second grade and a girl in kindergarten, have been scratching their behinds for a week. I mentioned this to my neighbor, and she said they probably have pinworms. That made me sick to my stomach. How do I know Continue reading →

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Smelly Tonsil Stones Common in Young Adults

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the best way to get rid of tonsil stones, besides sticking my finger down my throat as far as I can and trying to dislodge the smelly things? More importantly, what is the way to prevent tonsil stones? I never had them until a year Continue reading →