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Dr. Howard Gollup

Pediatrics
Germantown, WI
44 years experience

Locations

Office

Germantown, WI

Address

N112 W17975 Mequon Road, Germantown, WI
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Same as any food: "baby food" has the same nutritional content as the same amount of that food in any form. It's just pureed to make it easier for babies to eat. Howeve... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No; is very unsafe: I would absolutely recommend against any infant or child being in a sauna or steam bath. Infants cannot cool their body as you can, and can quickly be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Baking soda helps: Iron stains on the teeth are just on the surface. Cleaning the teeth with a little baking soda on a toothbrush or piece of gauze each evening will hel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Possible lymph nodes: Tonsils are lymph nodes--the structures that hold many cells of our immune system. They can get enlarged as a response to infection. There are glands ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasa... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If you... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Could be infection: Sometimes a skin infection called folliculitis occurs in armpits--looks like small individual pimples. If (but only if it sounds like this is what you... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Is it Allergy?: Although it's not impossible, it is unusual for infants that age to have seasonal allergies. It usually requires that there would have been prior expo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not sure of question: I'm a little uncertain about some aspects of the question--you said when you were "little your dad had c-m-t". Not sure if you saying he no longer has... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Wish that were so...: Although the internet abounds with stories of children with autism improving with certain vitamins, dietary supplements, and special diets, there is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not related to type: Hives are the result of an allergic reaction which causes a chemical called histamine to be released into the skin. It is irritating, which causes itc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No: Your baby's cold will not get worse because of being on an airplane, though sometimes the dry air can make them seem more congested temporarily. Durin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not a good idea: I'd have the baby away from any area you are going to spray for bugs for at least 48 hours. If you are going to spray any surface, like a carpet, i wo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cheeks; arms/thighs: Fifth's disease, a viral infection caused by a virus. The rash starts brightly on the cheeks, often described as a "slapped cheek appearance". In a f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Much less likely: Three out of four children who had rotavirus vaccine won't have any symptoms at all if they come in contact with the infection; more importantly, almo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Once in awhile is OK: If a child vomits one time, once in a while, yet doesn't appear or act ill, distressed, or in pain, i usually tell my parents it is just one of those ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Growth & Development: Well baby checks are exams at regular, strategic intervals to assess your child's physical growth and neurological development; to review nutrition an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
BRCA gene ups risk: Men can get breast cancer though far less commonly than females. Be aware if there is a family history positive brca gene, tho females are at much hig... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not ER, but see Dr.: There are several possibilities such shingles, a minor bacterial infection, or contact allergy. A health care provider taking a medical history and ex... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Some ideas; dentist: Acetaminophen (such as tylenol) or Ibuprofen (such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) may help temporarily. You can apply a topical anesthetic such as or... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Protect it is all: Leaving it alone is best--cover with a bandage if it needs to be protected. It may be tempting to puncture it, but that increases the risk of infectio... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No proof; won't hurt: There are stories about this on the internet, but no established data. Conflicting data suggests maybe marginal benefit in some children with adhd. Ho... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Possible "thrush": On the surface, it sounds like thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth.Yeast lives normally on body surfaces but multiplies in warm, moist areas. It's ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Secondary infection?: Cracking of skin at the angles of the mouth, tho not eczema, is very difficult to treat because it 'recracks' each time the mouth opens. Vicious cycle... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Could be a behavior: It might be a behavior-infants often, for example, learn that people notice a 'fake cough'. He might find the noise interesting, and how everybody tur... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Food Safety is #1: Biggest thing is food safety & choking risk-anything that is a piece that could lodge in an airway should be avoided--stick to small pieces of soft fo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Drool is the Rule: They drool, blow bubbles, etc.--often they also let lots of secretions pool in their upper airway, breathe right through it, and sound gurgly. This is... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Maybe skin infection: Could be a skin infection, which often can look like a small pimple, and it sounds like it may be spreading. Consider a topical antibiotic ointment li... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Specialists Needed: Ebstein's anomaly is a serious congenital heart problem that requires surgical correction by a highly trained team headed by a pediatric cardiovascula... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Mostly opinion: I give parents some structure to work with, but to my mind, there is no firm nutritional reason--mostly just opinions--to suggest any sequence is bett... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Possible, but...: It's possible, but studies show the rate of diarrhea after RotaTeq isn't measurably different between infants who got vaccine and "controls" who recei... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Oral/social develpmt: Solid feedings at this age are not essential for nutrition yet--in my opinion, it is really to take advantage of your baby's changing oral skills & al... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Wipes & 'sitz' baths: It is hard for young children to master the coordination for cleaning well--it requires pretty sophisticated motor control! premoistened "diaper" wipe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Ask4more description: I do not know what is meant by a "spot on the heart". (sometimes doctors use non-medical terms to try to describe things that are descriptive to non-m... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Worth a try if a few: It might work, but will likely need repeat applications, day after day, to each lesion, which will then need to be covered--may be kind of tedious if ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! i think i'd reco... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Prob 'baby acne': "baby acne" is normal for most infants in areas that have the most oil glands--cheeks, chin, forehead--usually peaks at ~6 weeks, hangs around for a m... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
More than likely: Almost any condition that affects children will have a foundation dedicated to it. If not, there will certainly be an "interest group" composed of oth... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not necessarily: Although fever is common with strep throat, it is not proof that you don't have it. If the sore throat is fairly painful, and especially if you don't ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Picky eating common: Picky eating is very common, most often meats or vegetables. Some of the other answers gave you some clever suggestions; i'd also use a multivitamin ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Wt Gain Says it All!: When a parent asks if their infant is getting enough, i often reply 'if he is gaining weight well, he is getting enough'. Unless there is a medical pr... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Maybe a cold, but...: If it's just been a few days and he is drinking well, not running a high fever, and acting pretty well it may be a cough with a cold, and should start... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Unlikely: There is a fairly low rate of shedding of vaccine virus which lessens with each dose. Actual disease transmission is even lower yet. The likelihood o... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Thorough eye exam: I'm no eye doctor, but I have floaters, too. However, it warrants a good eye exam including careful exam of your retinas to make sure there is no more... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Slow down; more H2O: Eat more slowly; a recent study just showed men who chewed each bite 40 times took in 12% fewer calories than those who chewed 15 times. A bit absurd,... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Should be able to...: She should be able to open her hand to let go of something she is holding, and batting at objects, perhaps even starting to reach towards things, mayb... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes, but...: Molds can cause allergy, and sore throat can be a symptom of allergy. However, it isn't usually the only symptom of allergy you will see: if your chil... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Start @endocrinology: Usually, children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia are referred to a pediatric endocrinologist for initial assessment and management--not all cases... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics 44 years experience
I'd get a "Coach" : This is a tough one to answer in a few words, but i sense from this you have a great soul and are hungry to make some changes in your life--definitely... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gollup is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gollup is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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We do every day. Last night may have been something else- but she still complains post-dosing. At least today it stayed in.
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Thank you, now i can cook at ease for my baby. I really enjoy being my baby's personal chef :0)
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Thank you for your advice! I assumed it was a no no but wanted to be sure! Thanks again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1978MD
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