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Dr. Thad Woodard

Pediatrics
Anchorage, AK

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Anchorage, AK

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Alaska Center for Pediatrics, 1200 Airport Heights Dr, suite 140, Anchorage, AK
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Pediatrics

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English

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67 Answers
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: For some allergy can start later in life but I am not aware that pregnancy is a risk for this to happen.
A 50-year-old male asked:
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No: I am not aware of group a streptococci being resistant to penicillin. Not as sure regarding Azithromycin but I am skeptical this is a big issue.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Can't: I am not aware of a proven effective method. If it is a canker sore it will resolve in a couple of days. If it doesn't or you have lots of "canker so... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Not a medical issue: Cellulite is not a medical term. It generally is used to describe the appearance of fat, often in the thighs. It may help to loose weight, .
A 46-year-old member asked:
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No: I am not aware of any reason you can't do both on the same day.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably ok: Frequent, loose, sometimes greenish stools in infants indicate "rapid transit" of stools that can be due to host of issues but unless he is not eati... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Get it checked: Asthma doesn't cause this problem. It can result from tuberculosis or from radiation treatments and some other problems none of which is typically goo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Don't be afraid: I would tell the truth here, you might be surprised at how understanding the response might be, and will be hard to hide this and will be more difficu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Most reactions would not prevent getting the second dose, but a severe life threatening reaction would make it unreasonable to repeat the vaccine.
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Everything, all treatment, has risk. The real question is often is the treatment, in this case immunizations, safer than not immunizing and the answer... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Variable: This is variable but a common question. Generally infants don't need more than 32 oz of milk per day and this will decrease depending on how much food... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Yes: Yes but it will likely make you uncomfortable as your breasts will be more engorged than if you wean slowly.
A member asked:
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Yes: Yes, breastfeeding provides nutrition to the infant, including iron. If the mother isn't replacing the iron the infant is taking she will be at risk o... Read More
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No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts.
A member asked:
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Yes: For children older than 6 mo appropriate influenza immunization is pretty effective in preventing influenza.
A member asked:
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Several: The most concerning ones that come to mind of concern are tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus. However each is dependent on you having these illnesses.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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No: I have seen no evidence of this nor is it my professional or personal experience.
A member asked:
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Viral illness: Fifth disease is a common usually mild viral illness that generally causes a distinctive "slapped face" rash on children. Complications are rare and i... Read More
A member asked:
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Equally fine to use: Although in most infants in the U.S. A cow's milk formula is often used soy formulas are as safe and effective as cow's milk formulas.
A member asked:
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Depends: Fever is a symptom and by itself may not need treatment. It is the underlying reason for the fever that is important. Fever in children less than 2-3 ... Read More
A member asked:
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Age dependent: The answer depends considerably on the infants age but in general protect your baby from electrical outlets, stairs, small particles on the floor, and... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Likely: I would say it is likely but hard to be sure, especially if you were very diligent in washing your hands.
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Rice milk: It is possible that he can tolerate cow's milk or soy by a year but if not then i typically suggest rice milk but discuss being certain to meet other ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Reflux: Most likely in an otherwise normal infant he just has normal reflux or being over fed. Less commonly and usually with reflux an hour or so after eati... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Mucous in stools suggests irritation of the lining of the intestines. One reason for this a tthis age would be allergy. The most likely culprits, if ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: All treatments have risk. I don't know any evidence that pure himalayan salt crystals are helpful for asthma or what the side effects and/or risks of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Many things: In the short term asthma can be worsened with respiratory illness and irritants such as smoke/dust, allergy, and exercise. Long term asthma typically ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Recurrent chickenpo: When first infected with chickenpox (varicella) the virus remains alive in your nervous system for the rest of your life and for unclear reasons can r... Read More
A member asked:
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6 months: Most infants can drink from a "sip" cup by 6 months.
A member asked:
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No: I have not heard this, nor is it my professional or personal experience.
A member asked:
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Correct technique: Proper "latching" and the use of protective products like lanolin on your nipples to prevent cracking is good advice. Also i believe a lot of breast i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Generally i would say yes however I have seen infants who were not eating enough and yet seemed content.
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lanolin: Several safe breast creams and ointments are available for prevention, a common one is lanolin.
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I think this is unlikely but commonly believed, there is less iron in formula than in breast milk for example. It is more likely to be some other issu... Read More
A member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: In general this infection, causing fifth's disease, in children is mild and is uncommon in adults but can cause complications in pregnant women, peop... Read More
A member asked:
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No special care: Today no special care for newborns umbilical cords are recommended.
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They don't: Infants benefit from being held but in reality don't need to be held constantly. They may prefer to be held, most of us do. But they also at some time... Read More
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Zyrtec/Claritin: The itching is due to an allergic reaction to the infection and can last several days to weeks. A nonsedating antihistamine line zyrtec or Claritin (l... Read More
A member asked:
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Generally at any age: Depends somewhat on where you are traveling but in general safe to travel at any age if healthy. However if less than a year the risk of several immun... Read More
A member asked:
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Yes: Although I have not personally been on a cruise, in general i think it should be as safe as other vacation options.
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Hives: Possibly the most common reaction is hives.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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No: It is my understanding that humidifiers add litle to the humidity of a house (most moisture goes into ceiling and rafters) so these are of little to n... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Wt gain or loss is related to two prinicple factors, calories taken in and calories expended. If you have an accurate accounting of the intake of calo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes that is one reason for this but just inflammation without ulcer could do it - see your physician soon.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be careful: You are correct that the ultra violet b rays of sunlight start the production of vit d in our skin...But there are risks as well...An increase in skin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Once breast feeding : My advice to mothers is to introduce a bottle, if they want to, and usually with breast milk, as soon as they are confident that beast feeding is goin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
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No: This is not currently known to be a risk of hepatitis b vaccine.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Woodard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Woodard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I never had a lung disease or treatment, unless I'm not aware of. Thanks for your quick reply! But is this something serious?
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Thank you Dr. Woodard. I forgot to mention that it started when he began crawling and sitting up about 2 weeks ago.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much, more to come queries,.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Anchorage, AK - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Alaska - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Anchorage, AK - Winter
2013
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