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Dr. Belinda Mantle

New Sublingual Allergy Tablets

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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In April, 2014, the FDA approved the first three sublingual (under the tongue) tablets for specific allergens. Patients with specific allergies to grasses and/or ragweed may consider this sublingual alternative for treatment. Patients are candidates for this therapy if they have a confirmed allergy to one of the grasses or ragweed and have symptoms. Typical […]

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Allergies versus Viruses in Children

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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Question: My son always seems to have a runny nose. We have been seen by our pediatrician many times for this issue, and she keeps telling us that he has a virus. He never seems to get that much better. Can he possibly have a virus for such a long time? Is it okay for […]

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“Dog Dust” Protects Children from Allergies

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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It is not yet clear how and why allergies develop in some children and not in others. There is a known genetic influence; however it is not uncommon for a child with non-allergic parents to have allergies. Studies have repeatedly confirmed the impact of environment on the development of allergies. The Hygiene Hypothesis has asserted […]

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Management of Pediatric Septal Perforation

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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Lithium Battery Causing Septal Perforation/Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery CLINICAL CHALLENGE Septal perforations can arise from a variety of injuries to the nose. In the pediatric population children placing small objects in the nose is a common cause of injury to the nasal septum. In this case a lithium battery from a small toy was […]

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Nasal Saline Irrigation

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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Doctor, I always have sinus congestion and post nasal drip. People keep telling me to try using nasal saline irrigation. Will it help me? Salt water nasal washes have been used for centuries but recently have been popularized as an alternative to allergy/sinus medications and antibiotics. Nasal congestion and post nasal drainage can result from allergies, […]

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Doctor, I am Allergic to Dust. What Can I do?

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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If you develop stuffy nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes when you are exposed to dust, you are likely allergic to things in the dust such as pet dander, molds, cockroach or dust mites. Dust mites are small microscopic insects that eat shed skin. They are often found in matrasses, pillows, carpeting, sofas and stuffed animals. […]

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Infants Exposed to Dust Mites Less Likely to Develop Allergies

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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  Can you believe exposing your baby to this creature may actually decrease their risk of developing allergies! Counterintuitive but possibly true. Infants purposefully exposed to dust mites were 1/3 as likely to develop allergies. These findings from a UK study were presented today at the European Academy of Allery and Clinical Immunology. In this […]

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Dr. Mantle recognized at the Beverly Hills Medical Science Academy Awards

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  On Friday, May 2 2014, the Osborne Head and Neck Institute was honored to have one of our physicians recognized by the students of the Beverly Hills Medical Science Academy. The 2nd annual Medical Science Academy Awards was held in the KL Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School. Honorees were recognized for their […]

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How to Treat a Young Child’s Cough

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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  Question: Doctor my 1 year old daughter has a cough that is keeping her up at night.  I went to the store to try to find her something to help her but all of the over the counter cough medications say they are for children 4 years and older.  Is there anything that I […]

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Many Parents are Unaware That Their Children Are at Risk for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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  A recently published study has demonstrated that most parents do not think that their child is at risk for hearing loss from noise exposure.  As a result of this misperception, many parents have not taken preventative measures or discussed the risks of noise exposure with their children. One in six adolescents has high frequency […]

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Is it a Cold or an Ear Infection?

by Dr. Belinda Mantle
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  Question: My child is diagnosed with an ear infection every time that I bring her to the pediatrician for a cough or cold. This has happened repeatedly and each time I never noticed any of the typical symptoms of an ear infection? Is it possible that my child has an ear infection every time […]

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