Dr. Cornelia Franz

Pediatrics
Orlando , FL, Luxembourg
female

Locations

Office

Orlando , FL

Address

The Franz Center, 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd. #64, Orlando , FL
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Orlando, FL

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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.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many thigns: Fever is the body's response to a viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes medications can cause drug fever but an infection is more likely. Having aor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: This depends on the nature of the heart defect. Some are picked up because there is a murmur that is significant. Usually siblings do not need an echo... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Agree it depends: There is anemia from blood loss (iron deficiency), poor nutrition, chronic illness, and then there are some genetic anemias like sickle cell or thalas... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Needs eval: I agree with first answer. Normal stool evacuation is 2-3 times a day. 9 times a day indicates rapid transit and he may not be absorbing nutrients wel... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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It is an alert: It is normal in that your body is trying to tell you something. Burning can be gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) perhaps an ulcer or just irrita... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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The one you like: Get one you like and that fits and is comfortable. The lactation bras are nice with the flaps that open...It doesn't matter as long as you are happy. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Agree: Whiplash can be a choric problem. I have found that homeopathic bryonia can really help reduce those symptoms. Also consider acupuncture and chinese m... Read More
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A member asked:
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No: They can. I have had only a few children in many years of practice that had dental issues directly from thumb sucking. Many children began thumb suck... Read More
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No: General recommendations are to start a multivitamin with iron early. I do recommend vitamin d starting early but not iron. If mom takes her prenatal v... Read More
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Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or gra... Read More
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Fifth's Disease: Slapped cheek disease is a common virus. Its latin name is erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19. It is a benign childhood illness and ... Read More
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I generally do not recommend any cow milk while breast feeding. It can be allergenic for the baby. It can present as colicky symptoms, eczema, genera... Read More
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No: I believe colic is the result of digestive dysfunction....The exact cause is unknown. Many babes need probiotics (like culturelle-baby) because they d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: The older boys will be fine. Children adapt well to the natural order of things. Your attitude is more defining than the exposure....So if you are unc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Patience: If there is a good lactation consultant in your area, contact her! if there are support groups for mothers of twins and triplets, also contact them. T... Read More
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4 months: The real question is when are you willing to let your baby sleep alone? Most parents are so thrilled with a baby and it is such a wonderful experience... Read More
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Yes: Moms. If you are breast feeding, it simply a physical issue...You have the milk and therefore you will be up. Even if you pump, your breasts know when... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Perhaps: Iodnie is the center of the thyroid molecule. If you are iodine deficient to the point it has affected your thyroid and then resolving that deficiency... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: Respiratory distress syndrome can predispose one to lung problems later...Like perhaps getting colds easier or remotely being at higher risk for asthm... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Diet, lotions: 85% children under age one with eczema have food allergies. Dairy is number one. Different lotions can help as can cod liver oil (orally). Homeopathic... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Normal: Many children grind their teeth at night. It is not uncommon or concerning under ten years old unless your child is literally grinding down his teeth.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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It can't: Neonatal jaundice is a normal event. It peaks between days three and five and is not always a problem that needs to be treated. That is why we like to... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Boredom: My experience has been that it is better at the dentist office as your teeth get whiter. It is a bit tedious and can take a few hours...But is worth i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Best to be seen: An eardrum rupture is usually a pinpoint perforation to let the infection out and most heal on their own with no problem. With a perforation though it... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: That is longer than i would expect. Call your oral surgeon and ask/be seen for follow up.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Food Allergies: While no one knows exactly what causes atopic dermatitis, it is an allergic condition. Many people have subtle food allergies and an elimination diet ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Enemas used longterm reduce the body's natural urge to evacuate and you can become dependent on them. If you have n't discussed this with your physici... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Time: The best way to prevent a scar is to not get a cut! having said that, the face is very vascular and heals very well with little intervention. Once a s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps: If you do get chicken pox there is a great homeopathic remedy that reduces itching and helps with crusting over. It is rhus tox 30c or 200c . Take thr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Change diet.: Allergies often have their rrot cause in intestinal dysfunction. In chinese medicine, it is said that 95% of all illness in children under 5 stems for... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: If you have only a hairlip and no palate problems and it does not cause problems, then technically you do not need it fixed. If you have problems eati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Hearing check: Typanometry measures how well the eardrum moves. It is a great way to pick up fluid behind the eardrum which is common with colds, sinus issues, aller... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Homeopathy: I agree with the first answer. Being evaluated is always the best first step. If she is sports oriented she may be having some overuse issues. Homeopa... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Find a homeopath in your area and have your case taken. Also consider acupuncture/traditional chinese medicine. For people who have a needle phobia, a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Diet: Sometimes diet can affect the sweat odor. I have had two different cases where diet changes solved the problem. One was a child eating a lot of dairy.... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Nope: Babies need to burp after feeds because they tend to swallow air with feeding. Some babies do not swallow a lot of air and do not burp. You can put th... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Diet: Changes are first answer. Drink more water (1 oz for every 2 lbs body weight). Eat more p-fruits (peach pear plum prune papaya pineapple pumpkin peas ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Enough: There is some standard information about calories. An active female will need 2500-3000 a day and an active male will need an average of 3000-6000 a d... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Do not know: This is best answered by a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Aso (antistreptolysin o) is an antibody response to the infection. It is common after strep. Many times the level does not return to negative or "norm... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Warmth: Many times sore throat pain can be relieved with a warm cloth around the neck. Gargling with either salt water or mouthwash mixed 50-50 with peroxide ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps: There are many ways to approach growth. Being born at 27 weeks does create some challenges. Look for a chinese medicine practitioner in your area and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Viral: From the brief description the #1 illness that comes to mind is erythema infectiosum or slapped cheek virus. It starts with very rosy cheeks and then ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Yes: This is a great website with some good advice on jet lag.http://www.melatonin.com/jet_lag.php. Homeopathic arnica 200c 2 pellets three times a day for... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other th... Read More
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Once mobile: Children are natural explorers and are fast. If you have stairs gate them off to prevent your child from climbing when you are not watching and with h... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Count your blessings: Cow milk is full of hormones and antibiotics and may not be the best for all children. Some children will not drink milk no matter what you do. I bel... Read More
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Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash- you can tell if you know that your child was playing in it or near it. The rash is usually linear..In a straight line and blistery. I... Read More
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No: I have never endorsed co sleeping because it is not safe for the baby. It also keeps parents from sleeping well as you are constantly attuned to the b... Read More
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Family: It is thought that temperament might be an inherited trait. As your child develops, you will see aspects of yourself, the baby's father, and even of y... Read More
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Aug 9, 2013
Dr. Franz is a well-rounded physician who offers practical, helpful suggestions. She is knowledgeable in both conventional and integrative treatments, and is a real boon to HealthTap. Thank you, Dr....Read More
Mar 18, 2013
Dr Franz provides an exceptional public service on HealthTap. She clearly has both breath and depth of knowledge in pediatrics and many other areas in medicine. I recommend Dr. Franz.
Jul 18, 2013
Wonderful physician! Great to have such a knowledgeable and open minded voice in the field of pediatrics.
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You're fantastic, thanks for a good alternative answer!!!! I will look it up. Also, do u know why my cupping his ears and taking my mouth up to his ear and sucking in may have helped remove all fluid...Read More
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thank u for your feedback...our paedratician is out of town waitung for him.....well he is having his milk nd eating less...no vomitting no fever and his stool is normally yellow nd loose nd does 4 to...Read More
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We did it with my son and his # of sensitivities have been reduced from 20 something to just 2. I guess you could say we have had greAt success. I was asking because it seems no one has heard of it an...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Publications

Common Sense Pediatrics
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