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Dr. Teresa Carson

Pediatrics
Holtsville, NY
35 years experience female

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21 years in private practice various committees including pharmacology and therapeutics, medical education, and ethics special interest in genetics and dysmorphology

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Pediatrics

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English

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Stronger: Actually it is believed that where a bone heals will actually be stronger, due to laying down of new bone material.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many things: A child could sit on the sidelines because they are shy or introverted, they may not feel they can do as well as the others, or there may be a physica... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Overreaction: A child with a sensory processing problem with have an extreme reaction to what is a usual stimulus- a sound, texture, etc. It canbe just a mild disco... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many things!: A neonatal seizure can come from a variety of reasons- low blood sugar or calcium, infection, lack of oxygen to the brain in the perinatal period, or ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not really: Getting extra doses may increase the local side effects, but generally it just adds a bit more of an immunity boost.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Difficult: As it is a blood borne virus, there would have to be contact with dad's blood (or other body fluids possibly) for any spread.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Suggested acne care: It is generally suggested to treat acne with benzoyl peroxide in the morning, followed by a mositurizer with sunblock, and a topical retinoid in the e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sensitivity: Your son could have a sensitivity to citric acid. Does he get increased mucus with anything else? Stop all citrus products for 2 weeks, try again. ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Several methods: First be certain that there is a consistent, quiet bedtime routine. Sometimes having a toy or blanket just for bedtime helps. Both valerian and melat... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
May help: Levsin (hyoscyamine) may help with the intestinal cramps of ibs. However, no medication should be taken without a physician's approval- the 60 year o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Concerning: Not knowing the particulars of this "wandering", it does sound like something you need to discuss with your pediatrician.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Probably not: Generally, there is enough room; if not, discomfort or pain is more likely because the positioning is wrong.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Perhaps: It may help decrease the fullness due to milk supply, making nursing a baby easier.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Eye contact: The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent. If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Preschool age: Generally stuttering occurs about age 3-4 years, and is not too worrisome-most children do it to some extent. If it doesn't self correct by 6-7 years... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Irritation: Generally some redness around the remaining skin on a circumcised penis is a local irritation, with a local skin infection also a possibility (so many... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Balance: It should be a good balanced meal- some lean protein, some complex carbohydrates, some fruit, and some lowfat dairy. This doesn't have to be "breakfa... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Absolutely: Definitely you can comb a baby's hair- if they have enough to need it! use a very soft bristled comb and you should be fine.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Reflux: Several things come to mind- ge reflux, formula intolerance or dairy intolerance if breastfeeding. Many questions would need to be asked before defin... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Irration of glands: It sounds like she has either dacrocystitis or blepharitis- both caused by irriation and inflammations of glands in the eyelids or tear ducts. Certai... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
URI: It sounds like a cold- use humidifier, elevate the head of the crib or bassinet, and use saline nose drops and suction, especially before feeding.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Long term: Depending on the cause of the hydronephrosis, and if it can be corrected, this will probably be a lifetime course, especially with stool incontinence ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Concerning finding: An irregular, rapid heartbeat can be a transient, normal finding- if it persists or if the child has low oxygen levels and respiratory problems, look ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not always: Infantile spasms are a specific form of seizure seen in infants that will generally be replaced by other seizures as they get older. Though children ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Roseacea: It sounds like roseacea, a fairly common skin condition. Generally gentle skin care and sunscreen is enough, but you may need antibiotics or a retinol... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Big controversy!: With all the technology and genetic testing that can indicate fetal problems, we are now faced with the ethical dilemma of terminating pregnancy if a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Let go of anxiety: Not knowing the child's age, it seems most reasonable to accept that you cannot live your child's life. You give them guidance as they grow up, be a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Extra calories: Your pcp has (or should) recommend a higher calorie formula to help growth, given that there are only so many ounces a baby can consume.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Possible flu: Depending on length of time of illness, start with supportive care- fluids, humidifier, vapor rub, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. If it has been ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Mental health: It sounds like there is some emotional/mental health issue. When did it start? How old is the child? What is happening in the child's environment? ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Heart disease: It sounds like his has either congenital (less likely)or acquired (from a viral infection most likely) heart disease, which affects breathing as well... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Asthma: People who are chronically exposed to pollution are much more likely to develop asthma due to the constant irritation of the airway and the resulting ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Was it theophylline?: Theophylline is rarely used now, even in asthmatics. Could you mean caffeine, which helps premies with apneic episodes. It does stimulate their nerv... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It depends: Everyone goes through puberty depending on genetics and environmental factors, but 11 to 12 seems to be average- before 9 and if no menses by 15 are w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes!: G6pd is a problem with hemoglobin formation that is affected by ingesting fava beans and sulfa (plus some other things). Cold weather is not a proble... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sinusitis: I have seen children with epistaxis due to the irritation of the nasal passages with sinusitis; they also vomit because of the mucous they are swallow... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Cause is first: First find out the cause -- allergies, constant irritation from tobacco or scented products, or perhaps the 10 URIs children get each year, often back... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Antigens: Dtap is for infants up to 7 years- the diphtheria toxoid and pertussis antigens are stronger. Tdap is for children over 10 and adults- the tetanus t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Lack of advances: Motor delay can be fine and/or gross motor delay, and gets evaluated at every pe. It starts with the baby not reaching for things, not holding their ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many things: Having a chronic respiratory condition affects overall daily functioning. One cannot do much exertion or be outdoors in any extreme of weather, or in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Genetics: Most of the time, receding hairlines are programmmed into your dna. You will probably see male family members with the same story. Some hair regrowt... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not necessary: Though you can use evaporated milk- you would need to determine how to dilute it-whole milk is fine up to 2 years of age, although based on your child... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Definitely could be : From what you describe and family history, this indeed could be a rheumatologic problem. Based on other history and physical findings, i could think ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Skin care: Make sure he is using a good shaving gel or cream to protect the skin, and moisturize after shaving.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can be 18 months: If you are talking about a girl who just started menstruating, it can be very irregular for up to eighteen months. Some will skip a few months to eve... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Birthweight: She is at the lowest normal range. What was her birthweight? We expect 1/2 lb a week weight gain for the first few months. Her pediatrician will kee... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Lagging in skills: Developmental delay means that the child has not reached expected developmental skills by a certain age in language, physcial and/or social spheres. T... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Self-regulation: Babies will generally feed on demand, as long as they are otherwise healthy- they will wake.They will stretch out feedings as they get older. If this... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Myoclonus: Not having the whole story, this sounds like myoclonus, which can be seizures, can be part of a metabolic problem, can be part of a degenerative disea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Likely this is fine-: Most likely this is the continuing loose stools that can happen after AGE. As long as there is no blood, mucus or clay color, this may last for 7-10 ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! The child is 9 and nothing new has happened. It just started last week.says voices in head tell her bad things will happen.
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We have done x rays, where they found enlarged heart and shadowed lungs, and cardio test, ultrasounds etc. thanks for your answer
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Thank you. We will get on that immediately. I appreciate your help. :D

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Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1987MD
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