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Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo

Pediatrics
Raleigh, NC
35 years experience

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Raleigh, NC

Address

3124 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

9 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
Pediatrics 35 years experience
She is constipated: It is unusual to go 3 days or more without a bowel movement (bm). Vomit and stomachache without fever makes constipation the most likely reason. Think of the GI tract as a river. For normal function , flow must be steady. Your child needs an enema to get the dam opened to start with. After this, enough laxative must be used to keep things flowing loosely for weeks. Try milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, in length: In general, the longer the tube used, the longer they will stay in before naturally working themselves out, and the longer the child benefits from them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, on average: Due to their disease, sickle cell disease children are immune-compromised, and it will be easier for them to get sick. That is why preventive antibiotics, vaccines, and flu-shots are so important for them. Any fever can represent a life-threatening emergency for them, so they must be extra careful to avoid ill people, wash their hands, avoid crowds, etc.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. D'Avanzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. D'Avanzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1986MD
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