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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz

Pediatrics
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Address

595 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Suite 4, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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199 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely: It is unlikely but not impossible. Oral contraceptive pills are over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken consistently. If you have been e... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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6 months: By six months of age a healthy baby should be big enough to sleep throught he night without requiring a feed.
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No: Although there is a higher incidence of febrile convulsions in children whose parents have had them it is more likely your child won't. Febrile convu... Read More
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No: Since food poisoning is caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria that acts locally on the bowel it will not be passed onto to the baby. But if you ... Read More
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Yes: There is no risk of increase of food allergy in the baby by your eating chocolate. However there is stimulant in chocolate so if you notice the baby... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dehydration : Watery bowel movements define diarrhea. Diarrhea is usually a result of a viral gastroenteritis which most often resolves on its own. If there is as... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Immunize : Immunize the baby if she is six months of age or older as soon as the current year's vaccine is available. It is also important to immunize anyone in... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: Some babies, particularly those who were more active in the womb at night may have their circadian rhythm reversed and will be more active and hungry ... Read More
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Soap and water: Clean first with soap and water. I recommend that for the first three month bottles and nipples should be sterilized either in the dishwasher or put ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: There is no potion to increasing a baby's appetite, in some cases in which a baby drinks excessively they will not eat an adequate amount of solid fo... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: The "cold" is spread both through coughing and sneezing and hand contact often several days before the symptoms appear. The breast milk may have some... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: Most vaccines have no egg. Live virus vaccines and flu vaccines may contain small amount of egg. Aside from flu vaccine there is little risk of seve... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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No: Otc medications have not been found effective in the treatment of colds. They may even be dangerous for young children possibly affecting their heart... Read More
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Yes: Particularly if you recently gave birth. There are certain stimuli that cause the milk to let down. One is the anticipation of the baby's hunger whic... Read More
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Yes: Time. I agree with everything dr. Min has stated. With time the stomach matures with the development of a valve that reduces the upward flow of the ... Read More
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Slowly: I recommend starting solid foods at 4 months for bottle fed babies and 6 months for breast fed babies. I recommend starting one new food at a time wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Variable: It depends on where you live. In the United States most boys are circumcised. In my practice more than 80% are. Certain religions mandate circumcis... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Nothing: There is no care necessary for a newborn's uncircumcised penis. Most times the foreskin cannot be retracted initially so trying to pull it back will ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Face to face : Computers and televisions are not an adequate substitute for human to human, face to face contact in which the baby learns the subtleties of expressio... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Leaching of enamel: Babies who fall asleep at the bottle or breast or babies who constantly have a bottle in their mouths with formula, juice or milk may end up with exte... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The fact that your baby is successfully weaning off the Prevacid (lansoprazole) means that the reflux is most likely improving. If you stop the preva... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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5 years: Usually the first teeth are lost between five and six years of age. There is a lot of variability.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Social skills: Children with asperger's syndrome can not read emotional cues. They need to be taught to recognize other people's emotions and respond appropriately.... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Grilled meat/salad: Fried foods and sodas particularly supersized portions are culprits in the obesity epidemic. If you have to eat at a fast food restaurant a grilled ch... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Life B.C. and A.C.: There are two separate lives; before children and after children. Life before children centers around the two of you. After the birth your lives cen... Read More
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No: Partly it depends on the baby's length. If the baby's length and weight are in the same percentile then the baby is the appropriate weight. Obesity ... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Increase exercise: Increased exercise with healthy eating habits is the safest most effective way to lose your baby weight.
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I hope not: Hopefully you keep your baby covered when out in the sun. If you do it might be a heat rash as the heat increases the blood supply and the activity o... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
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7 lbs: There is no specific weight that is normal. The range for a full term newborn is 5 and 1/2 lbs to about 9 lbs. Otherwise the weight vary per age. M... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cool compresses: Unfortunately once the baby is sunburned the damage is done, cool compresses may help with initial discomfort as well as tylenol (acetaminophen). Mo... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: Allergic reactions to antibiotics, ie hives can last up to two weeks after stopping the medication. Antibiotic induced diarrhea can improve soon afte... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: You may breast feed with supplemental bottles of pumped breast milk or formula. It is advisable to breast feed solely for the first two weeks as to e... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Humidity and fluids: Cough and cold medicines are generally not recommended for children especially children under 4 years. Giving extra fluids by mouth helps to liquify ... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Yes: Since it doesn't involve the diaper area unless you have cloth diapers that have been washed in the same detergent it could be a contact dermatitis re... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Remove it: If you are not squeamish grab the tick with a tweezers pulling straight out with constant tension. Do not twist. If you have frequent encounters wit... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Hoarseness has no relation to the type of food or drink. Actually fluids are helpful in most cases of hoarseness. The usual causes of hoarseness are... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on the age of the baby and whether there are other symptoms. Infants may not have bowel movements daily or every other day and breastfed b... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Six to twelve months: The maximum benefits for breast feeding are the first six months of life. It is certainly beneficial to breast feed through the first year. I recom... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Children need to educated on the dangers of the internet. Visiting inappropriate websites or contacting persons that are not known to them brings con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Isolated hypogonadism is not in itself associated with learning difficulties. It may be associated with certain symptom complexes that include mental... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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3 years: Starting at age 3 years children begin to learn the concept of sharing. This continues to evolve unless you are a gen xer, .
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) can be used not only for depression but for obsessive thought disorders. Body dysmorphic disorder can be fit into that category.
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Breastfeeding or lack of it will not affect your ultimate sexuality. The major benefits of breastfeeding are supplemental immunity and digestive aid ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The use of video games will not do anything to improve the achievements of your autistic son, although it may calm him for a short time. There may be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Drinking a little bit or as is done in certain cultures doesn't lead to alcoholism. Recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs to relieve anxiety as a tee... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depression: Failure to get help dealing with your gender identity can result in confusion and depression.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
PFAPA: Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis is a symptom complex of unknown cause that can cause recurrent fevers and sores in the m... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Motivation: Getting into a battle is going to be counterproductive, but finding a motivating tool can be helpful; something that the child will find that will be ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Call your pediatrici: Dr. Kwok's answer is fairly complete. If this is a recurrent condition it might be a for of hyperactive airway disease and might respond to previous ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Choking: Added to what dr. Ferguson mentioned is the danger of choking. Once the baby is able to reach and grab for items make sure there are no parts that ar... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I did put my daughter through the grueling test and they found nothing. she was not able to "go" on the table, being that she's 2 and only associates urinating on the toilet it was painful...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've to cut down on caffeine. Thanks!
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Thank u for your genuine sorry on my pain. never get that from my Dr.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Second Place, New Jersey - Spring
2014
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