Dr. Rodrigo Argenal

Pediatrics
Edinburg, TX
24 years experience male

Locations

Argenal Pediatrics

Edinburg, TX

Address

4102 Crosspoint Blvd, Edinburg, TX
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Part of body: The short answer is no. However, make sure you are taking it properly. The most reliable way to check it is rectaly
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Infection?: Typically from having cystitis (bladder infection). The infection may be bacterial (needs antibiotics) or viral (needs time) so a urine test will help... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Most cases of "bronchitis" are in reality asthma attacks when it comes to a child. If you had several episodes as a child it was indeed mkst likelly a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: Your general doctor can be a good start. If male a urologist. If female your gynecologist. If your issue is more of an emotional/psychological basis a... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Clotrimazole crm: Use Clotrimazole cream twice a day for at least 2 weeks after it is gone. If it is not getting better after a week of this, check with your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Breastfeed: Nothing compares to the emotional and biochemical bonding stablished during nursing your baby!
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many things: Two main categories: acute vs chronic. In the acute you may find appendicitis, intestinal obstruction or infections. Chronic would include constipatio... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not necesarily: Look into how much you r feeding him first. Try to make feeds of lesser amount and more frequent. Also use "reflux precautions" in which u keep babies... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Toxic synovitis: The most concerning thing would be an infection in the joint and/or bone. Trauma (a subtle fracture) also needs to be ruled out as it seems your docto... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Anxiety?: Nail bitting at any age is typically associated with anxiety. Try to pay attention as to when does he/she bites her nails to see if you can identify s... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Fever or med: Not sure what you experienced. Fever may cause it some times, but tamiflu (oseltamivir) (the med for influenza too). If taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) s... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: His bronchiolitis is probably due to rsv, which is very contagious. The "pneumonia" may be bacterial, but it may also be something called atelectasis.... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Insist on it: Some formulas simply taste bad. The key is to "stick to it". After 7-10 takes, she will like it for sure. I tip i can give you, if she "just won't dri... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
It is normal: No need to worry. Discuss it with your dentist in her next scheduled dental check up but nothing to worry about in the mean time.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No and yes: Not safe for pregnant women ("possibly hazardous") it is safe during lactation even for the newborn.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: Bariatric surgery is effective in weight reduction. The person must understand it is just like pressing a "reset button" in which weight loss will be... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Any time : If she has never had an allergy to it before, it should be ok to try already. Try a very small portion first just to be on the safe side, increasing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Flu test: You may suspect it clinically if your son has fever, sore throat, chills, body aches, headache and/or vomiting. To know you can have your doc do an in... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Moisturizers: The first and most important step is to moisturize skin with creams (try cetaphil). Apply within 5 min of bath when skin is still moist, and some othe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Bad habit: She should fulfill all her nutritional requirements during the day. Waking up and asking for food is probably just a bad habit that needs to be remove... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Maybe: Though "natural" melatonin has not been studied for normal kids. It is mostly used in autistic children with sleep disturbance or other significant be... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: There is no problem.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Almond milk: Is an option as well.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Sounds like: Gastro-esophageal reflux (milk goes back up to his throat from his stomach). For now, limit feeds to two ounces max and feed as often as he asks (2-3 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No worries: If gaining weight well and feeding regularly well during the day, then there is nothing to worry. If he wakes up, feed him, but if he "decided" he was... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not really: Meningitis is hallmarked by a stiff neck, associated with headache, vomiting, fever and photophobia (sensitivity to light). I doubt you would have all... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Please don't : Please don't stop breast feeding. It is the absolute best for your baby. Talk to your gynecologist about pain to see if you have a clogged lactating d... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: Try to find out if a particular food is causing this. I've noticed sweet potato, bananas and some cereals often do (but it could be something else). T... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: It can be habit forming if used more frequently than every three days. If baby is comfortable and otherwise making soft stools, then you can wait at l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No problem: There is no problem with taking Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. As a matter of fact, the antibiotic will take a day or two to improve his infection so he ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Mentality change: You are at a perfect age to "take charge" of your health. Reducing calories ingested (eating better and less) and increasing calorie expenditure (phys... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Look out for: Stomach upset and/or (out of the oridnary) diarrhea. Uncooked poultry is associated with salmonella infections (but not always). If stomach becomes di... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Topical steroid : Try Hydrocortisone 1% two to three times a day as needed. It is anti inflammatory. It should work a little better.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends on baby: How much to store depends on your baby's age and overall appetite. To get an idea, try to pump and feed once or twice with bottle, even before you hav... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Non specific: Most experience vague symptoms of "not being themselves". They essentially continue to act and eat well. May be fussy at times but easily consolable, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See her doctor: Fever above 102.2 is worth going to the doctor for. May be sinusitis, the flu or something else. Could just be viral as well, but only her doctor can ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Horrible!: Smoking has extremely bad effects on the fetus. There have been many studies associating maternal smoking to prematurity, poor fetal weight gain, etc.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Needs to be seen: There are several possibilities all of which need to be evaluated by a doctor. These include infection, colon polyp, meckels diverticulum, and hemorrh... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Shower: Giving a bath in tepid water (not cold) is the answer. You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as well if i want to "keep" fever down. Remember... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Back to sleep: Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months. Other measures include keeping room temperat... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Thrush is a fungal infection, not caused by formula. What I am guessing you are seeing is tongue residue (whiteness) which is normal. So long as there... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Sleep apnea: Talk to your doctor about it. If it is a recurring chronic problem you probably have a sleep disturbance. Most commonly sleep apnea in which u involun... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
You need to see dr: This is not a "normal" reaction. You need to see doctor right away. Though very rare, guillain barre syndrome is a possibility with the description y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: The general answer is yes. It is a great way to calm a baby and avoid overfeeding. It has also been thought to decrease chances of sudden infant death... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 24 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
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Testimonials
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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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