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Dr. Lawrence Wasser

Pediatrics
Louisville, KY
male

Locations

Office

Louisville, KY

Address

U of Louisville Hospital Newborn Nursery, 530 S. Jackson St, Louisville, KY
Directions

About

Bio

After 27 years in primary care private practice, I joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where I am currently the director of the newborn nursery at U of Louisville Hospital. I have a special interest in toddler behavior, and I offer parenting workshops on dealing with the issues involved in caring for toddlers.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
11 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
All O : All the children would be type o. They could be + or -, as the 0 + mother could be a carrier for the -.
A 36-year-old male asked:
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?normal: This could be normal. White stools could signify liver disease. I would observe for a few days. Check with your dr. If persists.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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~1 quart: If she is eating a reasonable amount of solid foods, she can have as much breast milk as she wants. Formula fed babies should get about a quart a day... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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Take turns: Take turns responding to your crying infant. If you are breastfeeding, dad can get the baby, change the diaper and bring him to you to feed.
A member asked:
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No: It really doesn't matter much. Some recommend vegetables first so baby doesn't get a sweet tooth and reject vegetables after tasting sweet fruits. Ju... Read More
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No: We have had feet a lot longer than we have had shoes. Babies only need shoes when they are walking on rough surfaces. Some intoed feet may improve w... Read More
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Yes: If he seems otherwise fine, it is ok. However, after ~1 hour you should rouse him to be sure that he can reach a normal level of alertness.
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Yes: Your let-down reflex is very strong - and totally normal.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Might take time: Bonding is not like epoxy, that only has a few minutes to set. Attachment to another human being often takes time and develops slowly. Your baby wil... Read More
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Soft spots are safe: Your baby's soft spots are pretty tough and are not dangerous to touch lightly. Obviously keep sharp objects away, but do not worry too much about p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Weeks: The rash progresses from papules to vesicles to scabs over 1-2 weeks. You will be contagious until all the lesions have become dried scabs. It may t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Mild illness: Rubella causes a mild illness, low grade fever, a faint rash and often swollen lymph nodes at the back of the head. General malaise for 3-4 days. Not ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: That is unusual. Check with a dentist.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Around age 2: Teeth come in when they come in. 1st molars usually arrive around the 2nd birthday. Your baby dentition seems to be completely normal.
A 36-year-old male asked:
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?normal: Candida can be normal. If there is a diaper rash, lotrimim cream should help. Check with your dr. If grey stools persist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Not likely: The time a woman is likely to become pregnant is about 2 weeks after her period.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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Virus: Viral diseases often cause a transient lowering of all blood components, including platelets.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Pneumonia or stomach: The symptoms listed - cough, fever and crackles in the lungs are indicative of pneumonia. Vomiting is not a usual symptom of pneumonia, but could be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Not : If she has a period, she is not likely to be pregnant. If you do not want to become pregnant, do not have unprotected sex!
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It will have no effect on your breastmilk.
A member asked:
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Balance: Eat a health balanced diet. Avoid excesses of caffeine.
A member asked:
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Yes: It would be extremely surprising if it did not change. Bringing a new person into a household is a huge event that will change relationships. Your mar... Read More
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Keep it dry: Keep it dry until it falls off. Fold the diaper down so it doesn't cover the stump, and use sponge baths instead of tub baths. If you see any rednes... Read More
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Measles=very sick: Patients with measles are very ill, with fever, lethargy and a rash which starts behind the ears and progresses down the body.There may be a few white... Read More
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Yes: All infants should be checked for lead at ~1 and 2 yrs of age. In older homes, be careful about peeling paint, a common source of lead poisoning.
A member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Thrush: This sounds like thrush, caused by a yeast. Your doctor can prescribe some drops to clear this up.
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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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No: Most dentists agree that until age 4, thumbs and pacifiers do not cause any dental problems, as they are concerned with the secondary teeth, not baby ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Not the rust: It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails. It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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P fruits: Fruits that start with the letter p can help soften bowels - pears peaches prunes plums and apricots can help. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yogurt: Yogurt taken orally and applied topically to the rash and in the vagina can be helpful.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Very unlikely: Rabies is usually passed through the saliva of an infected animal. so a paw scratch is less worrisome, and without a break in the skin, very unlikely.
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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Crib: Most hotels will provide a crib. Avoid sleeping in the same bed with you baby.
A member asked:
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Expectorants thin: Expectorants make mucus thinner and easier to cough up, and should be used with loose, productive coughs. Suppressants inhibit coughing and are best ... Read More
A member asked:
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No: It is not necessary, but you might get engorged on the unfed side, so using both breasts at each feeding is preferred.
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Toys: Some kind of hand toy will help. For only wet diapers, many moms find it easier to change the diaper with the baby standing up.
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If you get a new infection during the 1st trimester, your baby could have some birth defects. If you have an old infection, your baby will probably b... Read More
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Yes if: Yes, if she has a fever or does not seem to be improving in 1-2 days.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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2 yrs after breasts: Menarche (the onset of menstruation) varies quite a bit from girl to girl, but it usually begins ~2 years after the breast begin to develop.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Abscess?: You could have a retropharnygeal abscess. If you are having trouble swallowing, go see your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
NO: As long as no sperm gets in the vagina, there will be no prengnacy.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well but can be sedating, or paradoxically might cause hyperactivity. Claritin is a nice alternative, working for 24... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Thrush is caused by a yeast and is unrelated to vodka.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: They are both antihistamines and would reduce allergic symptoms. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might make him/her a bit sleepy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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NO: Pregnancy is almost impossible without penetration.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Unlikely: Grapefruit would be an unusual cause of diarrhea.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yes: They can be given together.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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URI: This sounds like a simple head cold. Use some saline nse drops and a rubber bulb syringe to clear the baby's nose.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Sleep on back in own bed, with nothing in the bed but the baby - no pillows,blankets, or toys.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much Dr Lawrence.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer put my mind at ease.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON
Completed 1977

Awards

Associate Professor
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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