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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar

Pediatrics
Grapevine, TX
31 years experience female

Locations

Office

Grapevine, TX

Address

Dallas Pediatrics and Infectious Disease Associates, 1643 Lancaster Dr, Grapevine, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Humana Insurance Company

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a dual board certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist. I have been practicing medicine since 1997 here in Texas and for the past 9 years I have my own practice located in Grapevine, Texas. I see patients from new born up to 18 years of age for primary care like well child visits, immunizations, ear infections etc. as well as patients with more acute conditions, like unexplained fever, various infections. Prior to starting my practice in 2005, I was an assistant professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Head of Vaccine Center at the Childrens Medical Center of Dallas.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

242 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Insect bite: Once you get an insect bite it takes time for the bite mark / allergic reaction to bite to resolve but avoid itching as it helps the healing process. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions like fever, pain, swelling, erythema at the site of injection. Severe anaphylactic reactions may occur but are uncommon, gu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Itching: Use otc oral antihistamine and topical Hydrocortisone cream.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cold: Most colds are caused by viral illness. Symptomatic therapy helps - taking plenty of fluids, rest, otc lozenges, humidifier, otc cold medications, ste... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Breast feeding: Position the baby right and feed every 2-3 hours. If fed 2-3 hours the milk will come in and supply will meet the demand. If having issues talk to you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Reflux: A child who chokes with feeds need to be seen by the physician to see what other medications need to control reflux. At times surgery is needed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Whooping cough: Can result in death in infants especially in the first few months of life.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Ankle pain: Most common causes of ankle pain are injuries to ankle (resulting in sprains, stress fracture), achilles tendonitis other un common causes are arthr... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sinus problem: It means nasal congestion, mouth breathing, headache, sinus pressure, acute sinus infection may result in fever as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Vaginal pain: Infection of the vagina or an anatomic abnormality in the area can cause pain.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Foreign body: Ingestion of foreign body may cause coughing. If the object is too large to be expelled by coughing can cause breathing problems, difficulty swallowin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cough: It is common for upper respiratory symptoms to get worst before better but if cough continuously gets worst, does not improve, has associated difficul... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Crying after feeds: Babies may have formula intolerance from lactose as well as from protein sensitivity. Some babies need hypoallergenic formula rather than just lactose... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Vaccination: It is common to get a local reaction like erythema/ swelling after immunization. A lump may form at the site as well. It takes few weeks for the lump ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sore throat: Viral illnesses can cause tonsillitis and ulcers in the back of throat. Gonorrhea which is transmitted sexually can cause pharyno-tonsillitis but most... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Scar: Scab may be from a break in skin from masturbation. If you see signs of infection like pain, redness, swelling, discharge, fever - need to see your do... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking can cause dermatitis that itches as well it can cause infection (bacterial, fungal, viral including herpes) need to see your physician ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Stomachache: There are different causes of stomach pain such as constipation, viral illness, reflux. Diabetic ketoacidosis can cause stomachache/ emesis. Her sugar... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Eczema: Eczema can cause peeling of skin from dryness/itching. Needs to apply lot of moisturizers. The moisturizer should be hypoallergenic. Skin peeling can ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Testicle pain: Need to see your physician to know if hernia/ varicocele, other conditions.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Foul smell: Foul smell in nose/mouth can be caused by both sinus/tonsil infection. With sinus infection one has nasal congestion with thick yellow/green nasal di... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Boil: A boil may heal / drain on its own. Wam compresses may help a boil drain spontaneously. If a boil does not drain/heal by it self then it requires an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has side effects but no known, proven permanent adverse events.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Allergies: Allergies to environmental allergens can cause runny nose, cough, sneezing, rash, itchy nose, itchy throat, post nasal drip.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
HIV infection: Unexplained fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, recurrent diarrhea, parotitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, recurrent invasive bacterial infection, and oth... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Penicillin: For group a streptococcal infection of throat, a response is seen with penicillin in 24-48 hours.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Botulism does not spread from person to person. It is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or wound getting contaminated by spores of clostridium.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: If there is a tick embedded in skin remove it with tweezers and clean the area of bite with soap an water.
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Breast feeding: New recommendation - breast feeding till age 2 years if possible (based on different factors).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
PID: How common is pid? Yes it is a common disease seen as a complication of sexually transmitted disease. Iis estimated that the annual incidence of pid ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sore throat: If there is a sore throat, it is common to see swelling in the neck from tonsillar enlargement or because of an enlargement of a lymph node in the nec... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Conjunctivitis: There are different causes of pink eye - virus, bacteria, chemical injury, fungus and other rare infections. If conjunctivitis does not improve in few... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tonsillar abscess: It required antibiotic/surgical drainage.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Gastritis: Gastritis can cause above symptoms. There are different causes of it including certain medications, intake of alcohol. Helicobater pylori is a bacteri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Restless baby: Make sure the nipple flow size is not too fast for the baby. If baby is gasy using mylicon drops. Babies that are are formula intolerant may benefit w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Breast feeding: Make sure baby is positioned right, latching correctly. If the baby still refuses to feed make sure that your nipples are not inverted as it may requi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Weight: It depends on how much weight one gains during pregnancy. In the first two - four weeks a woman loses 8-20 pounds (as the uterus contracts and body lo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Gardasil vaccine is offered at age 9 years and older. It prevents genital warts/ cervical cancer. It is a good idea to give your child Gardasil vaccin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Skin lesion: It depends on what kind of the skin lesion it is. It needs to be examined. There are some skin lesions that are infected (baterial/viral/fungal) are a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: It is normal to feel nervous to go back to work after having a baby. One needs to make arrangement for the baby in advance and decide how many hours ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactorban has good coverage for streptococcal/staphylococcal infections including methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. Topical treatmet with b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yersinia Pestis: Yersinia pestis is an organism responsible for plague. It is transmitted to humans through a bite of infected rat flea. It is common is campers, hiker... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Fracture: For a finger fracture usually a splint works or taping the fractured finger to adjacent finger. If one has an associated fracture of other hand bones ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tay Sach's disease: There are symptomatic therapies like anti-seizure medication to control seizures, need physical therapy for joint mobility and respiratory therapy and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cervicitis: It is caused by chlamydia and gonorrhea in 50-60% cases. Herpes is less common etiology. Need to see your physician, get appropriate testing done to f... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Rash: Rash on buttocks may be folliculitis. Needs to see your physician so he/she can look at the rash to know exactly what it is.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Rash: Folliculitis can look like small pimples. Other possible causes are viral exanthem, insect bites. Rash needs to be looked at by the physician.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ghaffar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ghaffar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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i dont think i have any of the symptoms, but i got a sore throat and fever after, but the fever didnt last long and its just headaches and sore throat now so i think it something else
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What saved my skin from scar is Dead Sea salt water wash and og honey
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have been a health care professional for many years..thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Karachi, Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Best Doctor in Dallas, Dallas Magazine
Patient Choice Award 2014
Doc Mom 2013 Dallas Child Magazine

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
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