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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See your MD: Specially if your baby is less than 3 months old, as the risk of occult infection is high.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Perfect for babies: Breastmilk is perfect for babies. It contains antibodies to help fight infections, healthy fatty acids for brain and eye development, and helps prevent asthma and allergies in a small scale.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See your doctor: It's important to have it checked to make sure it's not a torsion( emergency) or infected.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Croup: It's common to hear stridor with croup, even while asleep. It's a sign the airway is inflamed and narrowed because of it. Steroids usually help with that.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Yes: Cough can even be the only noticeable asthma symptom . Usually is worse at night or after exercise.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
No: Most pediatricians see patients until 18-21 years old.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 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 about the fasting time.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Quality assurance: Any board certified physician goes through an extensive process including taking closed book board tests, submitting proof of continuing medical education ( conferences, reading journals Etc), involvement in research or quality improvement projects and of course having completed a residency on that specialty.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 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 elevate your head to prevent reflux while you are asleep .
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