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Dr. Touraj Shafai

Pediatrics
Ehrenberg, AZ
60 years experience

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Pediatrics

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63 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Dysmorphic features: Children with prader-willie syndrome have dysmorphic features and are hypotonic at birth. Initially have poor weight gain and later on develop obesity... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Pre-auricular pit: If this is something that has been present since birth, it is called a pre-auricular pit, a congenital condition which appears to be harmless. The pit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Genetic defects: Genetic defects and chromosomal disorders are the main reason for hypothalamic disorders. Depending on the cause and the location of the lesions, ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Termination of pregn: Termination of pregnancy with fragile x syndrome, i assume it was diagnosed with an amniocentesis and chromosomal analysis would be an option to consi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Allergic rhinitis: Most likely your baby has allergic rhinitis. This could be caused by formula, if you are formula feeding your baby or could be due to environmental fa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
To reduce the risk o: To reduce the risk of infection ti vhildren in schools it is best to close all the schools during an epidem ic.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
SGA and breastmilk: All the available data suggests that small for gestational age newborns benefit from exclusive breastfeeding . Not only these babies gain more weight ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
LGA babies: Large for gestational age infants are at higeher risk for birth injury, the most common is clavicular fx, which is generally dxed and treated with goo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
No need to know: There is no need to know how many ounces your one week old baby is getting at every feeding. If your baby is nursing well every 2-3 hours and having b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Parvo virus and JRA : Parvo virus does not cause still's diseae. Still's disease is an auto-immune disorder and sometimes associated with specific hla antigens.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Zofran (ondansetron) tablets to ch: Zofran (ondansetron) tablets may be prescribed to children over 2 years of age with severe vomiting. Otherwise with no vomiting and no evidence of deh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Still's disease: Still's disease is a severe form of juvenile rheumatoud arthritis, it can be recurrent and sometimes difficult to diagnose. It usually responds to ora... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Bloodshot eyes/eyedr: Some eyedrops, specially antibiotic eyedrops may cause temporary redness of the eyes which resolves short time later.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breastfeeding and we: Breastfeeding and weight loss. Weight loss from breastfeeding is well-known and most women who breastfeed for 9-12 months are back at their pre-pregna... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Micro-nutrients defi: A combination of factors, including poor nutrition lack of vitamins specially folic acid, exposure to toxins such as pesticides, mercury arsenic and o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Cereal before bedtim: Giving cereal before bedtime ie a bit unusual. Typically the child should be given the heavy meals earlier in the evening and perhaps be given a cup o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Early menstral perio: Early menstrual periods in teen age girls are without ovulation. There may be other occasios that menstrual perids are without ovulation including you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Possible catarct: Cataract causes the scatter of sun rays on the lenz and create light sensitivity. Also children with albinism or other congenital anomalies with decre... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
All heart defects: Pediatrics heart surgeons can cure almost all congenital heart defects, some better than others. There has been tremendous progress in diagnosis and t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
No connection: There is no connection between twin pregnancy and cleft lip or palate. These lesions are frequently sporadic, although they are seen in association wi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Stages of breastmilk: During the first five days the breasts make colostrum, which is high in antibodies and other factors to protect the infant against neonatal infections... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Parathyroid glands r: Operative procedures in the area of hyoid bone carries great risk because of proximity to the parathyroid glands. Removal of parathyroid glands result... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-mil... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breastfeeding and we: If you are exclusively breastfeeding, no formula and any other food for the first 6 months after that with introduction of solid food you continue to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breastfeeding and ad: Having a swollen node in the occipital area, lymphadenitis is not a contra-indication to breastfeeding. If you have other symptoms that indicates a se... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
1 in 15000: Pku is found at a rate of 1 in 15000 in us. It is less common in asian-americans and african-americans. There are milder forms of pku with less severe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Brachial plexus RX: Early DX and pt of this condition results in good outcome, pt should continue until such time that the affected arm has normal strength and range of ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Baby's ear care: I assume that the mom is asking about how to clean baby's ear canals. I do not recommend the use of qtips to clean the baby's ear canals because of po... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
High carb diet : Actually a high comlex carbohydrate diet is recommended before any sterenous exercise, such as running a marathon. Complex carbohydrates like pastas a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Vacuum suction: Vacuum suction assisted delivery is probably the most common cause of bith injury, which results in injury to the infant's central nervous system, ran... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Birth injuries: Cerebral palsy is a symptom complex comprised of increase or decrease in muscle tone and variable degrees of developmental delay. CP is a devastating ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Assymetrical chest: The child most likely has an assymetrical chest. Although not very common, we still see them in our practice. If the child is totally asymptomatic and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Still's disease: Still's disease is the old name for sytemic onset jra, which starts with high fever and usually with no arthritis. At times these childre have joint p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Eye drops: Some eye drops which cause vasoconstriction of the scleral blood vessels would make the eyes( sclera) white. These are eye drops that are over the cou... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Intra-ocular pressur: Intra-ocular pressure may be lowered with a low salt diet. Also taking oral diuretics may lower the intra-ocular pressure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Still's disease: Still's disease is an auto-immune disease, such as lupus and dermato-myositis. At time it is associated with specific hla antigens. It is a syndrome o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Large for gestationa: The mother has a large for gestational age infant. This is sometimes due to gestational diabetes. At times it is because of maternal overweight or the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breast infection and: It is perfectly safe to breastfeed when you have a breast infection. If you have a breast abscess you should pump and dump the milk from the breast wi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Nasal allergy: This child may have nasal allergy and and a pop inside her head behind her ear may be due to air entering her middle ear after swallowing, similar to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Constipation, premie: 27 cal. Formulas are premie formulas, given to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care units and sometmes for a few weeks after discharge. Thi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Ear lobe infection: You have ear lobe infection from ear piercing. The infection may occur because of contamiation during ear piercing or afterward. The best thing to do ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
High index of suspic: High index of suspicion on a patient living or traveling in the affected area is needed to affirm such a diagnosis. These include typhus, rocky mounta... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Popping ears due to: Popping ears result from the air moving from eustachian tubes into the middle ears, when swollowing in individuals with allergic rhinitis or other con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Partial birth aborti: Patial birth abortion a procedure that is performed by obs to terminate the pregnancy if the mother's life is in danger. Since this procedure is done ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Swine flu has high m: Swinf flu like the epidemic that we had 2 years ago, h1n1 flu has higher mortality rate. Affected children 6 months to 26 years of age. The patients a... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Drinking exessive am: This child may be drinking excessive volume of juices. Fruit juices do not have nutritional values, in fact it fills the child stomack may cause diarr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Possible heart disea: This is highly unusual. It is very common to have blue/purple hands and feet in cold weather, when the baby's hands and feet are exposed. However havi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Debrox Otic Solution: Debrox otic solution is effective in dislodging cerumen (wax) from ear canals. However you need to be patient when using debrox and allow that to pene... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shafai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shafai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 27, 2015
Dr. Shafai saved my life! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hey Doc I have the same problem but I'm 20 years old. I drink juices!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Most welcome

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Medical/Graduate school

Tehran University
Graduated 1962MD

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