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Dr. Linda Green

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Havertown, PA
46 years experience female

Locations

Linda D Green MD

Havertown, PA

Address

850 W Chester Pike, Suite 300, Havertown, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(610) 446-3901

Insurances accepted

Aetna

AmeriHealth

Independence Blue Cross Group

Medicare

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Inc

About

Bio

I a m board certified in Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology and treat a wide range of allergic conditions. I am in solo practice in Havertown, PA which is a suburb of Philadelphia. My particular interests include diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Specialties
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

382 Answers
915 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes: Anyone experiencing asthma symptoms should consult a doctor. Prescription medications are safer and more effective than anything over the counter.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Seasonal allergies: Every year people who never had allergies before begin experiencing symptoms. There are numerous over the counter allergy pills. If those don't help s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase normally found in the gut which is needed to digest milk sugar or lactose found in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Few days: If you are talking about blood tests, it should only take a few days depending on the lab. Biopsy results may take longer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Asthma and diving: Diving with asthma is a controversial topic. Potential divers with asthma should be evaluated individually by doctors experienced in asthma and diving... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Eczema relief: There are no specific foods that will relieve eczema. However some people with eczema will find certain foods that trigger exacerbations of eczema and... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Allergy or cold: Colds may last one to two weeks, with runny nose, nasal congestion, cough and sometimes fever. Allergies may be similar but often last longer and ther... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
See an allergist: People with severe allergies should see an allergist for evaluation and treatment. There is no need to suffer.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No: Eczema is a chronic dermatitis often but not always associated with other atopic conditions such as asthma or allergic rhinitis. It can be controlled ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Call your doctor: For mild symptoms i would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Antihistamines: Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also availab... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Postnasal drip?: Night time cough could be postnasal drip or a sign of asthma. See your doctor for treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Summer hives: Hives occurring only in the summer may be triggered by exposure to sun or being hot and sweaty. They can be treated by avoiding or minimizing the trig... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes: It is common to see respiratory allergies or even asthma along with eczema. Allergies as well as various irritants can trigger flare-ups of eczema as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possibly: It is possible for hayfever sufferers to experience fatigue and loss of appetite along with typical allergy symptoms.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Gluten foods: People with gluten sensitivity need to avoid all foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Other foods are ok. There are many alternatives now in the su... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Asthma: These are common symptoms in asthma exacerbations of all degrees and should prompt you to seek medical attention.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor preferably an allergist or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. Sounds like you need prescription strength cre... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance is the only "cure" or treatment of food allergies. See an allergist for evaluation and help in determining what you are allergic to.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Allergy shots: Patients with uncontrolled asthma are at somewhat higher risk of systemic reactions to allergy shots. Once asthma is controlled with medications most ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for these symptoms. See your doctor and ask if you need to see a specialist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Varies: Rashes from food allergies can clear in minutes to hours to days and occasionally longer. See an allergist for diagnosis and appropriate management.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke is a significant trigger for asthma and should be avoided whenever possible.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
See an allergist: Treatment of severe allergies involves a combination of avoidance measures, medication and in certain instances allergy shots. See an allergist for ev... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
See a doctor: If you are having these symptoms for three or more weeks you should see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep peo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Runny nose: If over the counter antihistamines do not help it may be necessary to call a doctor for a prescription. If you have persistent symptoms an visit to th... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possible hives: Itchy welts can be hives but you should see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Saline nasaal spray: Saline nasal spray or nasal rinses with a neti pot may help. If symptoms persist though you may need medicine.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possibly: If your ear infection is resulting in vertigo and nausea, then dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may offer some relief until the antibiotic and sudafed start... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihista... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes and no: Most of the time the throat symptoms in seasonal allergies are due to postnasal drip but occasionally there can be actual swelling of the throat with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Depends: There are numerous medicines for allergy problems depending on the symptoms and other health issues and medicines you may be taking. These medicines r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Eczema treatment: Ask your doctor, allergist or dermatologist for topical treatments to reduce itching. Oral antihistamine pills may also help decrease itching. Avoidin... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Lactose: Azithromycin contains lactose which is the type of sugar found in milk but does not contain milk protein. LActose is found in many pills as a filler. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
It can: Hayfever can cause one to feel tired groggy and dizzy in addition to typical symptoms. See a doctor if symptoms continue especially if not relieved by... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No cure: Presently there is no cure for food allergies. Avoidance is the best approach. See an allergist to determine whether you really have a food allergy. S... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No: Allergy immunotherapy or allergy shots are very effective in majority of patients. See an allergist for evaluation and see what the treatment options ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Steroids: Poison ivy and poison oak are best treated with steroids. Mild localized cases may respond to over the counter steroid creams but more severe cases ma... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Allergy treatment: Prescription nasal sprays can offer significant relief. People with persistent allergies often benefit from a visit to the allergist. Allergen immunot... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Generally no: Most natural allergy treatments are not terribly helpful if they work at all. Are some can have significant side effects. There are so many proven saf... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possibly: It is difficult to know if the rash you describe is an allergic reaction or something else. See a doctor for evaluation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Anytime: Since Loratadine is a non sedating antihistamine it can be taken either morning or night.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Allergy evaluation: Sounds like your symptoms are not being controlled. Asthma can be triggered by allergies. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Either: While the swelling could be related to allergies it could also represent a reaction to your medicines. I suggest discussing it with the doctor who pre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes: Allergies can cause people to feel light-headed and dizzy. A severe allergic reaction could cause someone to pass out. See an allergist for evaluation... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Sinus infection?: Your symptoms suggest a possible sinus infection which may need an antibiotic. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No, No, Maybe: Montelukast does not cause addiction. Nor does it cause asthma; it is often used to treat asthma but can also be used to treat allergies especially if... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possible allergy: It is unusual to see seasonal allergies at such a young age. Before trying over the counter allergy meds usually meant for older children see the pedi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Hives: Stress induced hives are called chili ethic urticaria. They can also be triggered by hot showers or exercise or anything which causes you to sweat. Fo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Green supplies helpful, concise answers. She's an asset to HealthTap, and I recommend her.
Jun 18, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! Very helpful answers!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! And launder daily. Bathing with sulfur soap and ointment helps to alleviate the allergies and kill the mites. MSM supports allergic response.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I will discuss with doctor. In the mean time I will not be driving when I take it. Thank you for this advice.
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Thank you so much for your help, Dr. Green. That really helps a lot! I'll try that. You saved me a lot of time and trouble. : )

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1981

Awards

2013 Top Doctor in Main Line Today Magazine
Top Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Allergy & Immunology (Fellow)
American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology - Fellow
American Medical Association
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