Dr. Laura Webb

Pediatrics
Menlo Park, CA
15 years experience female

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Office

Santa Clara , CA

Address

710 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara , CA
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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

349 Answers
244 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: Toddlers tend to trip a lot, especially as they are beginning to walk and run. Any uneven surface presents a challenge to them. Tripping at these ti... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Children make all sorts of noises when they sleep, even coherent sentences (actually adults do this too!). If your child wakes up screaming they may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Maybe overtired?: Nightmares are more common in children who are fatigued and tend to happen in the latter half of the night (between 4-6am). Make sure your child has ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Nope: We do not recommend any over the counter cough or cold medicines for children under 6 yrs. Humidifiers and nasal auctioning help clear mucus which ma... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Humification: Sit with your baby in the bathroom with the shower running hot water- this will steam up the bathroom and loosen the excess mucus. This will make it ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
6 months: Babies generally sit up around 6 months, however there is a wide range of normal. The first step is a tripod sit, where the baby supports his/herself... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Brush daily: Once your baby has teeth it is important to brush them daily. You don't need to use toothpaste, a washcloth will do. Also, never put your baby to be... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Discarding milk: This phrase means a woman will pump her breastmilk and then immediately discard it. This is typically done if a woman is worried about something pass... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Practice: During the first 3 months it is difficult to train your baby to a good nap schedule. They are just feeding too frequently! however after this time y... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: As long as your baby is regularly waking up for feedings sleeping a lot is nothing to worry about. As your baby gets older they will sleep a little l... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Oil: Use a bit of oil on your baby's head after bathtime. This will help with the flaking of the skin on their scalp.
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
When they appear: Once a tooth appears it should be brushed. You don't need to use toothpaste in your 6 month old, but just use a warm washcloth and rinse the tooth wi... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: Just drink whatever milk you normally drink. Drinking whole milk doesn't really increase the fat your baby gets through the milk. It is, though, ver... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: Who knows? There are many different theories about what causes colic; intestinal immaturity is one of them, but there is really no medical proof of t... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; yo... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Nothing: There aren't any proven methods of completely avoiding febrile seizures. If your child has already had a febrile seizure they are at increased risk o... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: Sometimes children need to see a special doctor called an ENT (ear nose and throat) to get evaluated for placement of tubes to help drain the accumula... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Place toys around: Make sure there are bright objects or stuffed animals all around the baby's possible viewpoints. That way whichever direction your baby looks there i... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: Teething should not cause significant irritability, flu like symptoms or high fever. It may cause increased drool, low grade fever and some increase ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Be flexible: Tandem breastfeeding takes some work- but has great benefits. Don't be rigid about a schedule, especially in the beginning, but try to feed the babie... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
0-3 months: Really, whenever you are ready. Babies can sleep alone their first night if you want. However, many parents feel more comfortable having the baby in... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Multiple factors: Infants naturally produce gas as part of the digestive process. Gas is a natural byproduct of both breast milk and formula. Breastfed babies may als... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Both get up frequently. Babies generally feed every 3 hours for the first couple of months. If baby is breastfed generally moms get up to feed the ba... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Consistency: Consistent bedtime routines, even at this young age, will help your newborn sleep better as an older baby and toddler. Many parents find a warm bath,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Time in and time out. Time in is positively reinforcing good behavior- making a sticker chart by giving your child a sticker everytime they complete ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Possible 2 years: 2 year old may make simple 2 word sentences such as "up please" or "no thank-you." by three years they are typically forming sentences of 3 to 4 or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Shouldn't watch: Its better if you don't have the tv on at all! however, its understandable that sometimes your children may want to watch a movie or other program (t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Warm water and honey: Mixing about a tablespoon of honey into a glass of warm water can help coat the throat and help suppress coughing a bit. We no longer recommend over ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Do you mean rosacea?: This is a chronic skin condition causing red cheeks and sometimes acne. People with this genereally blush easily. Unless it affects the eyes, it is t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Dry sensitive skin: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that involves itchy rashes and dry sensitive skin. Often foods, environmental allergies and dry air can... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Listen and support: Listen to your friend and be there for support. She may want to talk about the diagnosis and may not. Do not prod for information- let her share as ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
May last 6 weeks: Coughs after viral illnesses may last a long time- even 6-8 weeks! this lingering cough is usually caused by mucus that drips from the nose into the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Thirsty: Children with diabetes often present with weight loss (although they are hungry all the time!), thirst and an increase in urination frequency- they ma... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Moisturize skin: Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma. To treat you need to keep the ski... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No meds: Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids unde... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Drug use: I agree with dr. Kim- it is rare for children to have heart attacks. Cocaine and some other drugs that affect your vasculature may cause heart attack... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Other remedies too: I agree with dr. Kwok about all the different creams and washes- these are very effective. The other things to keep in mind are what things can make ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
< 24 ounces: Children should drink less than 24 ounces of cow's milk a day. Drinking more may lead to iron deficiency anemia and decrease solid food intake. Chil... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Talk to them: If your child is waking up due to nightmares go into their room and comfort them, talk with them about the nightmare and reassure them that they are s... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
All ages: Living a healthy lifestyle (including a healthy diet and being active) is important at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. It is especiall... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Talk openly: Discuss the situation with your child and their teacher. These days, with so many kids in the classroom, the teacher may not even be aware. Teach yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Second hand smoke is dangerous for children and increases their risk of sids and respiratory illnesses such as asthma. If you have a family member wh... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Your Dr. too: Teenagers can also confidentially speak with their pediatrician or other doctor about any problems or issues. These discussions (and any necessary la... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Varies: Babies know when they are full and will generally stop eating at that time. It is easier to over feed a bottle fed baby so make sure you are watching... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Growing pains: This sounds like growing pains. Massage and warm towels around the legs can help. If the pain is only on one side, becoming significantly worse, or w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Fast not the answer: Teenage girls should not be prompted to quickly lose weight, as this may cause an unhealthy preoccupation with their weight and may lead to an eating ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are n... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Strength training: Another component of a healthy workout is strength training- this can easily be done at home with a small set of free weights. Cleaning house- such a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Group activites: Its always more fun to exercise in a group and with friends. Pick up games of basketball and frisbee are often enjoyed by kids. Riding bikes around ... Read More
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Jan 6, 2012
Laura is a top pediatrician in many ways. I anticipate she will have a long and exceptional career.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Webb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Webb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks Dr. Webb. Will do. He already takes flovent twice a day. I'll ask if a change in treatment is needed. I noticed that it also subsided after changing his sheets from flannel to regular cotto...Read More
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Thanks for your response! I Haven't been able to find an answer in any of my various parenting books!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u doctor for ur advice it help a lot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
Graduated 2008MD

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