Dr. Linda Green

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Havertown, PA
47 years experience female

Locations

Linda D Green MD

Havertown, PA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

382 Answers
915 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No: Blood type does not diagnose anaphylaxis. If some one has history of anaphylaxis they should be evaluated by an allergist. Someone having a problem no... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Local reaction: Sounds like it might have been a mild localized allergic reaction to the mosquito bite.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No: People do not develop allergies to sugar.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Get treated: Hay fever is a chronic condition. If you are having persistent symptoms see an allergist for evaluation to determine what is causing your symptoms and... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Chronic: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition of children and adults which can be associated with other disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Call your doctor: If you are having any problems with Xolair injections you should call your doctor. If you are having trouble breathing, throat swelling or feeling fai... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
More time: You need to give the medicine more time to work. It may take one to two weeks to get relief.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See a doctor: There are many reasons for chronic diarrhea. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See a doctor: It is best to see a doctor. Your symptoms could be due to so many things that you should see a doctor for evaluation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Allergies can develop at any time in children or adults.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Allergy symptoms are varied and may include hives, itchy, swelling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, throat swelling, shortness of breath, st... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 47 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Food allergies: Most mild food allergy symptoms go away quickly once you stop eating the food. For severe or persistent symptoms you should seek medical help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: It is usually worse where skin is thinner such as earlobes and around the neck but can occur wherever the metal has contact with the skin. Rings, watc... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See your doctor: There are many choices so ask your doctor to change your medicines or determine why your cough is worse.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Quickly: Allergic reactions can occur quickly and are potentially life threatening. Call 911 if having severe symptoms or rapidly increasing symptoms.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Fragrance can act as an irritant to trigger increased respiratory symptoms of asthma and allergic / nonallergic rhinitis. It can also be responsible f... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See a doctor: It is hard to treat rashes without seeing them. See a doctor. Also take a picture of the rash when it occurs, so that the doctor can see it if it is g... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities to explain your symptoms. Since it has been going on for two months you should see a doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Various: Several over the counter antihistamines are generally regarded as safe during pregnancy including zyrtec and claritin (loratadine). If necessary other... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance is the best treatment of severe cat and dog allergies. Medication may help decrease symptoms. Allergy shots can also help people develop a c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance remains the only way to deal with food allergies. It does not eliminate the allergy or get rid of it but can make it less likely that you wi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Possible : Studies have show moderate levels of second hand smoke can increase the likelihood that someone will smoke and make it more difficult for smokers to q... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Asthma and allergies: It is not unusual for children with combination of asthma and allergies to require multiple medicines to control symptoms. Consider evaluation by a bo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Cold hives: It sounds like you have cold urticaria (hives). The symptoms can usually be controlled with avoidance of cold exposure and antihistamines. See an alle... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See a doctor: If you have a hard enlarged lymph node in your neck for 2 months get it checked as soon as possible.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Allergy meds: Allergies are generally chronic or at least recurrent conditions. Most allergy medications are safe if taken as directed even if for long periods of t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Allergy meds: Allergies and cold often have similar symptoms. Antihistamines are good for runny nose and sneezing but less successful for congestion. While congesti... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Allergies: The symptoms you describe occurring on a daily basis suggest allergies to year round allergens. While allergy medicine may help your problem, a visit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Ask the airlines: It is best to ask the airlines regarding their policy for serving or allowing peanuts on flights.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Another opinion: It may help to get another opinion to sort out the problem.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Skin damage: Long term use of topical steroid creams can cause skin damage (atrophy), particularly on areas with thin skin such as face. This is more pronounced wi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance whenever possible is the best approach. Once you develop poison ivy/oak/sumac it usually takes weeks to clear even with medicine. Mild cases... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Allergies can begin at any age. They are not just a condition of children or young adults.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Probably not: It is best to see a doctor to determine the reason for the ear pain and get the appropriate treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take Allegra if you have already taken dayquil which contains tylenol, (acetaminophen) dextromethorphan and a decongestant. Do not take ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Wheezing: The cough may be related to the wheezing you hear. The usual over the counter cough and cold medicines do not usually help wheezing. The best thing is... 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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