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Dr. Stefania Lima

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
10 years experience female

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

225 E. Chicago Ave, PO BOX 152, Chicago, IL
Directions

About

Bio

Dr Lima is a Brazilian native, and came to the USA to pursue her Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of MI and Shands Hospital from University of FL. She is passionate about medical missions and loves to answer all her patients parents questions!

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Cough can even be the only noticeable asthma symptom . Usually is worse at night or after exercise.
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
16-18 hours: Most newborns sleep that much. Just make sure the baby eats at least every four hours, so it might be necessary to wake the baby up.
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a ba... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: For most babies, the bottom ones are the first to erupt, followed by the upper central incisors or the canines.
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Babies can have neonatal acne for a few weeks after birth, mostly due to maternal hormones exposure. It's benign in most cases.
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Breast milk: Breast milk is absolutely the most appropriate, complete, protective against diseases milk there is. And is free and ready to feed ! you will be creat... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: Leukemia is a type of cancer, and (fortunately) it is not contagious.
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 10 years experience
Not long: Most viral infections cause fever for 48-72 hours, while bacterial infections can last longer depending on the treatment timing and sensitivity to ant... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Several: It can be done by the ob, the baby's pediatrician or a local surgeon or urologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Supportive care: Provide support with heat pads, massage the area, and occasionally a otc children's pain medicine. The pain is real, so it needs to be taken seriously... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: The "lead" pencils do not have any lead in it, therefore no risk of poisoning. There's a risk of foreign body in ears or nose, so try to keep toddlers... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Teen Vitamins: Make sure it is appropriate for teens, and that it has vitamin d and iron on it. Most importantly, it needs to be taken daily! put it next to somethin... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Quality assurance: Any board certified physician goes through an extensive process including taking closed book board tests, submitting proof of continuing medical educa... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Ignore: Treat the whole family at the same time to avoid cross-infestation.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Monitor: It is most likely due to the birth process, so your baby should have had it since birth. If its something red or tender, you should seek medical atte... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See your MD: It could be a couple things, but the one the pediatrician needs to r/o is pyloric stenosis or non accidental trauma. Reflux is also a possibility.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Suck/gag reflexes: All newborns have a sucking and a gagging reflex. They have the need to suck to soothe themselves and of course to feed, and the gag reflex to protect... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See the doctor: Its important that your baby's pediatrician check your baby to make sure there is no pneumonia, wheezing or other problem causing this cough.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No need: Cerumen or ear wax is a natural protectant of the ear canal, so just need to clean the outside with a cloth, remove the excess coming out and that's a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Vertically: If there isn't proper care and prophylaxis to prevent transmission, newborns can contract HIV at birth if born vaginally.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Close watch: Generally, if a child has decreased urination, dry mouth or tacky tongue, fatigue, it's best to have the child evaluated asap.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Otc: Usually for a simple insect bite, otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream helps relieve the redness and itching. If it starts ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Munchausen Syndrome: Munchausen syndrome is a real and serious disorder , and is important to be recognized to avoid unnecessary harm to a child.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Upright, and never prop the bottle. Feeding your baby sitting up helps prevent ear infections and reflux episodes.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See md: First make sure that he is seen by his pediatrician to rule out a serious or bacterial infection that might need antibiotics. For the fever, alternati... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See your MD: Specially if your baby is less than 3 months old, as the risk of occult infection is high.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Healthy diet: You can avoid drinking coffee, sodas, also spicy foods and tomato sauce sometimes make the symptoms worse. Also try to sleep with a few pillows to ele... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Pediatrician: It is important that you choose a pediatrician as soon as possible, so the baby will be followed up properly and make sure is growing and receiving al... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Anticipatory Advice: The first visit is very important to assess weight gain, signs of jaundice, parental bonding, and to give plenty of anticipatory guidance. It's a grea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No honey for infants: Most cases of botulism happen in infancy, and the spores of the clostridium bacteria produce a toxin that can be found in canned foods and honey, so t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See answer: It's a normal part of development, and it usually happens around 8-9 months of age and may last until a year or so. The child experiences anxiety when... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
If..: ...The baby is gaining weight and the breastmilk production is good, usually there's no need to supplement with formula. Otherwise different nipples m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: The aap does not reccomend it, due to hundreds of reported deaths, and the majority were infants young than 3 months. Most causes include suffocation ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Aspiration: It greatly increases the risk of vomiting and aspirating stomach contents into the lungs. It's important to follow the surgical team reccomendations a... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Ignore: If it is a child/infant, make sure to sterilize all nipples and pacifiers as the yeast can remain.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
4-18 months: Most babies start teething around 4 months, with excessive drooling and itching on the gums. Unfortunately we can't speed the process up, but you can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Symptomatics: A couple days before her period, she could start taking Ibuprofen and vitamin b6 to decrease the pms and cramping, also heat compresses or a hot bat... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See her MD: The earache and fever could be a sign of an acute otitis( ear infection), or something else that might need to be treated. I would advise that you con... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Is becoming common: Recent reports found that more and more young children and teens are developing kidney stones, so yes, it's possible..
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
See below: We usually consider a fever in children if the temperature is above or equal to 100.4f.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes : It's a bacterial infection, so it can be contracted at any age. It's less common though.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Yes, they do at least 3 years of combined training in both areas.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Make sure it is it: Sometimes it might take a week or 2 for those lesions to disappear, but make sure you have the correct diagnosis by visiting your primary care doctor.... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: Most pediatricians see patients until 18-21 years old.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Could be viral: How old is the child? There are many viruses that could cause red bumps on the lips. If it worsens or a fever develops make sure to see your doctor.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lima is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lima is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, this checklist was so helpful this turned out to be internal hemroids but great help!
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Thanks for your quick reply! But it sems like it is a litle biger. Or i am just scerd
HealthTap member
Thanks. I was just worried that it was a sign he was still hungry.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UPE-Faculdade de Ciências Medicas
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Awards

2013 Patient's Choice award
HealthTap ClubMD
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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