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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal

Pediatrics
Edinburg, TX
23 years experience male

Locations

Argenal Pediatrics

Edinburg, TX

Address

4102 Crosspoint Blvd, Edinburg, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(888) 331-0537

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
125 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Allergy?: Has anyone considered allergy to candida albicans? You don't have to have an "infection" from it to have symptoms. I vaguely remember about it. Maybe ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pharmacist: First call your pharmacist and tell him what happened. If he thinks it is no longer good, based in the details of what you tell him, then call your do... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Web: There are very good websites for this general information on the web already. You can even sign up for weekly emails with "what to expect" on each par... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
They can: It is very rare for a baby to have strep throat, but possible. Follow your doctors advise.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Other antibiotics?: How long have you been on treatment? If just a day or two then u may just need to be patient. Try nasal rinse with solution (neti pot). Also, clinda ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Flat feet: I immediately think of flat feet as the cause. Flat feet are normal in kids but should improve by age 4. If she wears sandals or shoes without arch su... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes... Maybe...: She is getting +\- 135 calories per kilo. The usual for normal weight gain in a baby should be 80-90cal per kg. The most important determinant if she ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Only a screening: Ppd is meant to detect persons that "might" have tb. You must talk to your doctor about doing a chest x-ray and further blood tests in order to confi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
As soon as it : Becomes available. I know FluMist is available already and the shots shoud be also available shortly. Call your doctor to see if he/ahe has it.
A male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Need to see it: If my patient, i would like to see what you are referring to as "dusky". Try to video tape him and take it or send it to your doctor by email. If trul... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Several: Reading your question it concerns me that he wakes up from a headache. A headache that wakes up child, is getting proggresively worst or associated w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Good and bad: Not an expert, but my opinion is that: video games have positive points such as improved coordination, problem solving skills and memory development. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Urine: By how many wet diapers she has in a 24 h period. Also, by evidence of weight gain. After a 3-5 days of breast feeding, your baby should have at least... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See your doctor: A good reason to see your pediatrician is "inconsolable crying" as you describe. Many things may cause this, some of which require immediate attention... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many: See your doctor to discuss and rule out constipation and other causes that can push the bladder, making its capacity small thus frequent voids. Also t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See a doctor: You may give Ibuprofen for now and chloraseptic spray. But ultimately she needs to be seen by your doctor to do test that can rule out strep throat in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Allergies?: One of the most common causes of nose bleeds in children is allergies. If her problem is recurrent, consider this as a possible cause. Other causes su... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It depends approach : Feed enough so that he is satisfied for 2-3 hrs but not too much that he spits up repeatedly (spitting up once might be normal in most babies). Check ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Growth chart: To answer your question one must look at your baby's growth chart. How tall is she now? What does her growth and weight curve look like? Is she gainin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Try pain relief : Anyone hit w baseball will hurt. Try cold compresses, rest and Motrin for the next 24 hrs. If not better then get it checked. Of course it also depend... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Anti fungal : Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Likely an abscess: Unless you saw the spider bite you, it is more likely to be a skin infection instead (most likely mrsa, which is an aggressive bacteria). It needs to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably: It is either an inclusion cyst or a lymph node. If it is not red, painful nor growing, then it is probably ok.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See your doctor: It could be alopecia areata or a fungal infection. See your doctor to determine the cause. It is not an emergency but schedule an appointment to see w... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Motrin and warmth: Try to see if Motrin (ibuprofen) helps any better. Also apply warmth to ear thru your palm or a warm cloth against the ear. In addition there are ear... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Bronchilitis: Sounds like it might be bronchiolitis which is typically caused by the RSV virus. Take him to your doctor asap a it can make breathing difficult.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Definitely not: Being able to chew and swallow properly is a developmental achievement. It doesnt have anything to do with having teeth. Babies are usually ready by 9... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
In and outs: Except for very rare diseases, found mostly in very short kids (below normal), obesity is a matter of calories in vs calories out. She "must" be inges... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: If her fevers go away with meds and she otherwise looks ok, it is probably viral. Viral infections do not go away with antibiotics at all. They just h... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least whi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Unlikely. : Spiter bites are uncommon. They don't have a reason to bite us unless threatened. Mosquitoes on the other hand feed off of us, thus the bites are much... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Use normal saline: Nasal congestion alone can be managed with nasal saline drops. Use 2-5 drops in each side of nose as often as necessary. Monitor for signs if worsenin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
NORMAL: Sounds like he is starting puberty, which is completelly normal for his age. He should soon (next few months) also start having body odor (underarms) ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes. : It is possible. If you are asking because he is drooling and putting his fists in his mouth it is good to remember that this is normal 4 mo old behavi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not too late: It is never too late. Nurse and pump frequently (ie. Every 2-3 hrs) until your milk supply catches up to your baby's demand. It is very likely to help... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Growth chart is it!: To many factors to consider, but growth potential (parental height), nutrition and underlying illnesses (ie. Heart, metabolic, gastrointestinal, genet... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Nutrition?: Is she eating enough? Is it possible she has anorexia? Does she have chronic diarrhea or perhaps a thyroid problem? Poor nutrition can stress the body... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
More info: Please be more specific on what you are asking. At least I am not clear on what your concern is. If regarding breast feeding, i could help, but if it ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Stool softener : Try a stool softener such as colace or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Follow bottle instructions. See your doctor if it doesn't help. Also make sure t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Most illnesses in kids are viral. You should never start antibiotics unless a doctor diagnosis your child as having a bacterial infection (as was the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Contagious: Mrsa is contagious but your level of exposure is important. If you had direct physical contact with an infected person that in turn had touched their ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Need more info: What you describe sounds like she is coughing so hard that she has what is called "peticheae" (tiny bleeds into skin) on her forehead. It needs to be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Very few: Just a few meds are truly prohibited during breast feeding. Always ask your kids doctor if you really have to stop breast feeding whenever you go on a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See your doctor: Anemia from your rectal bleeding is high on my list of diagnosis. You have to see your doctor asap. The low red blood cell count (anemia) may be causi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sepsis: If you develop systemic infection (sepsis), then definitely yes. This is called ascending cholangitis and can be very serious and life threatening.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many possibilities: If not having any "symptoms" (like fever or sore throat) then it is probably either an allergic rash or even keratosis pilaris. If sick, them check w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not recommended: Although sometimes used, cough and cold meds are seldom helpfull and can be dangerous in kids under 4 years of age. It would be much better to use nas... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Spider bite?: Depending on where you live, there are some spiders that can cause skin to be damaged (i.e.. Brown recluse). It could also be just an allergic reactio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: An effective dose varies on each individual. You may perfectly try a lower dose to see if it is still effective, and gives you less side effects (drow... Read More

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Feb 7, 2012
u r really gteat doctor.my baby is now fine with smaller hole nipple feed.thanks alot.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Argenal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Argenal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Our pediatrician rule out any problem, parental height and nutritient are defiantly not a concern that leaves under laying heart or gastric problem none seems to be apprent problem as he is very acti...Read More
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Thank you. I will start writing down everything she eats and maybe that will help me to see what the calories really are that she takes in daily. We are all obese in this family so it could just be th...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I will consider a new doc! I haven't given her the meds because it seemed ridiculous. She is so little too. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous School of Medical Sciences of Central America, Costa Rica
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

university of florida

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, McAllen Region, TX - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, McAllen Region, TX - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, McAllen Region, TX - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Chief of pediatrics rio grande regional hospital 2010-2014
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