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Dr. Sarah Helfand

Pediatrics
Foreman, AR
38 years experience

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Depends: If you are a child or a pregnant woman, then you may want to go ahead and notify your physician. If you are an otherwise healthy adult, you may wait ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Face this together: This is a little too close today. However, the thing that I do to reassure my family during tornadoes is to tell them that no matter what we are goin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Unknown: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is something that is usually inherited, therefore if dad has it, it is likely the child may have it. However... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Depends: You may want to talk to your pediatrician, because i need more information. Is it really night terrors or nightmares or pain or something else? How ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Infection is common: Lots of people are infected with cytomegalovirus (cmv). However, most people with CMV are symptomatic. Those at highest risk of being symptomatic ar... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes.: Some people with allergies can have atopic dermatitis that can make skin be itchy, scaly, and/or red. As it heals, you can have some post-inflammator... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Exclusively: Exclusively breastfeeding your child for the first 5 months will lower the risk in that chlld.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No. Talk to your dr.: Soludyn is a tetracycline antibiotic most likely used to treat acne. It is known to cause enamel hypoplasia and bone anomalies in the fetus, therefor... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Depends on age: If you have an older child that is not having problems breathing (just has a barky cough), then steaming the bathroom is probably adequate. However, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
School age: If you suspect you have an under-performing child in school, it is reasonable for them to be evaluated by a psychologist. However, there are things y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Get an evaluation: My general rule of thumb is that if a parent is worried, it is worth getting your child evaluated. It is good he is saying words, so he probably is h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Infection is common: Croup is most likely caused by a para-influenza virus which is very common. Children will typically have the brash sounding cough. The cough is wor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No evidence: Tea tree oil has been used to treat acne, toe nail fungus, fungal infections on the feet, and dandruff with some effectiveness, but does seem to have ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Icy hot will not get into your breast milk, so you don't have to worry about it causing harm to your baby.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See the pediatrician: The bottom line is that if you are concerned your child has a hearing problem, you should bring it up to his pediatrician. Signs that he is partially... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Clarification needed: If you mean is it good for a 12 year old girl to do push ups and curl-ups, the answer is yes. If you mean is 17 pushups and 80 curl-ups a remarkable ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
In: In preventing type 2 diabetes, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, and good sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Call your physician: If you have a skin infection, you should be seen by your physician to be treated appropriately.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Tick bite: The most important thing about tick bites is that you want to remove the tick including the head without squeezing the blood back into your body. It ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No.: Children that have endocrine problems may have night terrors, but there is no known association between night terrors and endocrine problems. Night t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No.: Night terrors can be scary to parents, since they can be quite dramatic, but it is not harmful to the child.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
5-10: Depending on how they are made, there are 5 to 10 calories in a dill pickle spear. That makes it a nice low calorie snack as long as you don't eat a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See the pediatrician: There are quite a few reasons why your baby may be refusing her bottle. You need to see her pediatrician to sort things out. The most important thin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not opto... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Helfand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Helfand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Apr 27, 2012
Very informative
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Thanks so much. We have been taking her to a dr about every other week. And all we heard was " she's teething " so we decided to get a different dr. We see him in about two weeks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Second Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
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