Dr. Faryal Ghaffar

Pediatrics
Grapevine, TX
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Grapevine, TX

Address

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

My office hours

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

Aetna

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Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

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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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Constipation: Constipation can result in abdominal pain (lower part/sides) and bloating. Esophageal reflux/ gastritis, duodenitis, ulcers in stomach/upper intestine... Read More
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Yes: Attachment is a normal development in first 2 years of life. Infants who are adopted after 6 months of age, who undergo disruption in relationship wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Eczema cream: Desonide should be used as needed. Once the rash gets better discontinue its use. If rash comes back on may start using it again. Use hypoallergenic ... Read More
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Yes: Breast feed approximately 15-20 minutes.
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Baby skin: Keep the skin clean (bathing), keep it moisturized by using hypoallergenic lotions.Use baby soap (avoid harsh, perfumed soaps).
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Separation anxiety: An infant starts to think for the first time around 6 months that he/she is separate from the mother/father. An infant get anxious when he/she realize... Read More
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Diaper rash: Most of the diaper rash creams OTC are safe for babies. Diaper rash cream provides a barrier to the babies skin so it avoids the contact of urine/feca... Read More
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Infants may sit momentarily between 4-8 months and may not be able to sit fully at 8 months.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Premature infants get vaccination as per their chronological age. Premature infants needs a higher calorie formula. Pediatrician follows their growth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Epididymo-orchitis: It may take a week or longer for orchitis swelling to go down after appropriate therapy. Pain usually resolves in few days.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Stpahylococcus: If staphylococcal infection disseminates from the bone site it can cause bacteremia, joint infection, can spread to lungs, kidneys and other organs, c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Hypopituitarism is caused by deficiency of one or more of the 8 hormones. Infertility is caused in both male/female if one of the hormones that helps ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Nasal discharge: Constant nasal discharge may be from recurrent viral illnesses, allergies, sinus infections. Need to determine the cause to know what the treatment co... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Insect bite: Avoid itching, otc oral antihistamine, topical steroid cream.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
Ear infection: If ear pain not better need to talk to your physician as there my be non-infectious cause or an infection caused by resistant bacteria, other organis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Strep throat: It is contagious for 24 hours after starting antibiotic. Children should not return to school/day care until at least 24 hours after starting appropri... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Penile erection age: There is no specific age when it an happen. It can even happen in infancy.
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Fever: With viral illnesses fever may last few days to a week or longer. If your child has other new symptoms or worsening of symptoms than need to be evalua... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Bresat pump: There is no problem pumping breast milk when you need. Women who work they pump breast milk during working hours and breast feed during the time they ... Read More
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Myocarditis: Yes it can cause severe chest pain. It is inflammation of middle layer of the heart.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Orbital cellulitis: One of the complications of sinus infection is orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis results in eye ball protrusion, pain on eye movements, limited e... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Hepatitis C virus: Studies have shown that heat, aldehyde, ultraviolet light and detergent treatments all can be used as effective means for inactivating the virus. But... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Breast infection: Breast infection may result in an abscess/ further spread of infection/ scarring.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain associated with breathing difficultly could be a sign of serious underlying illness. Need to seek medical care as soon as possible.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Polio vaccine: Incompletely immunized children and adults should receive remaining doses of polio vaccine as required for protection against the disease.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Fever: Influenza test are not always positive even if you have influenza. Usually influenza viral illness causes high fever, flu , like symptoms. Other vira... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Rash: The rash needs to be seen by your physician. It may be contact dermatitis/ allergic dermatitis, yeast infection, scabies etc.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Sinus infection: Sinus infection can cause frontal headaches, pressure behind eyes, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Migraine can cause similar symptoms but usual... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Sinus infection: It is common to get sinus infections if one has allergies that are not controlled. There are other causes of sinus infections as well. If recurrent si... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Tics: Tics are usually increased in stressful situations or when one gets hyper and emotional. Relaxation activity like watching tv may increase tics. Activ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Cholangitis: It can result abdomianl pain (mid upper abdomen, rt upper abdomen), abdominal pain may radiated to upper back/rt shoulder, fever, nausea, vomiting, ja... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Hoarse voice: Most cases of acute onsect of horaseness of voice is from viral illness other causes includes esophageal reflux, vocal cord problems.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Drainage from eye: The most likely cause of crusty drainage from infants eyes especially in the first few months of life is obstruction of nasolacrimal duct . It require... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Rash: Rash may be a symptom of a viral illness - URI (viral exanthem) or possibly an allergic reaction to antiiotic.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Cough: Most likely a viral illness. Allergies can cause similar symptoms.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Fever: Fever is a reaction of body to infection/inflammation. Fever reducers takes time to bring the temperature down and if fever high grade may not come to... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Feeding: It depends breast feeding or formula. Breast feeding recommended every 2-3 hours (15-20 minute each breast). If you are giving formula usually it is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Skin complexion: There is no way to predict the future complexion based on the new born's complexion. It is common for babies to have temporary colors like blue mottin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Healthy foods: Eat more fruits , vegetables, salads avoid sugar drinks/sodas eat low fat foods.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Pencillin: Benzathine penicillin has duration of activity for 2-4 weeks after intramuscular route. Adverse events from an antibiotics may occur days/weeks after... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Cephalosporins: Ceftizoxime is a third generation cephalosporin. It has more coverage for gram- negative bacteria. Keflex (cephalexin) is first generation cephalospor... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Children: Children, if not eating healthy and get overweight, may develop type 2 diabetes as an adolescent.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Positive PPD: Positive PPD means that a person has been exposed to tuberculosis.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Boils: Staphylococcal infection is a common cause of recurrent boils. Other family members may carry it on the skin without symptoms and pass it around. Need... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Scabies: Get it checked by your physician to make sure there is no secondary bacterial infection
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Nasal congestion: Infants especially in the first few weeks of life may cough here and there or sneeze. Nasal congestion is common as well. Need to use saline nasal dro... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Stomach virus: Once you are getting better you'll have improvement in symptoms like nausea, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea. Your appetite will start coming back.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Solids: Once an infant is 6 months old solids are introduced like rice cereals, vegetables, fruits, soft chicken. Infants breast fed wants breast feeding all ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Constipation: Children who have constipation since birth needs to be evaluated further as some conditions like hirschprung's needs to be ruled out.
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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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