Dr. Nela Cordero

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
56 years experience female

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

2002 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL
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About

Bio

Pediatrics and General practice for 36years serving 4-5 generations.Semi-retired doing medical missions every 2 years, founded the U S PALAWAN MEDICAL MISSION GROUP a charity organization under 501 (C) 3 of IRS code. Practice is located in BUCKTOWN , corner of DAMEN - ARMITAGE. We do a lot of gardening , traveling , cooking and fundraising for the mission. I have slowed down in other activities and instead enjoying our part - time medical practice with my husband Henry.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves , sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Mite infestation: Intense itchy lesions located between fingers or isolated pruritic skin lesions with burrows in the body transmtted by body contact treated by El... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Yes: If baby is very uncomfortable with nasal congestion and you tried suction get consultation to chech him.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Seborrhea : Cradle cap is flaky skin lesions like seborrhea on the forehead.It can be softened with oil or moisturizer, removed by using fine comb. Tar shampoo i... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Fever unknown origin: Any infant who doesn't eat regularly has to be seen by a doctor to rule out the possibility of an ear infection, especially if the infant is grouchy. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Counseling : They tend to follow their peer group. Make a conference with his md so he can explain to him the bad effects of smoking weed and other drugs. That it... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
PREGNANCY: You are making the best decisions during pregnancy and birth when everything turn out ok , no complications and you are happy.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
PREGNANCY: Yes, you can eat pretzels while pregnant or breatfeeding.
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
DIAPER DERMATITIS: You can use a combination of steroid and antifungal cream like mycolog, lotrisone, (clotrimazole and betamethasone) etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Cleft Lip : Cleft lip and palate are malformation defect secondary to genetics and environmental factors . Smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy incr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Fungus: Athletes foot is itchy fungal infection of the feet. Antifungal cream like Lamisil (terbinafine) , mycolog, lotrisone, etc are effective.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Head Lice: There are many effective treatments for head lice, Ovide or kwell (lindane) shampoo and other gereric brands. Nits are removed manually from oiled hai... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Neurologic disturb: Unilateral episodic throbbing neurologic disturbance or deficits occur before headache but if you know how to avoid the severe headache by lifestyl... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Yes : Strep tonsillitis respond to antibiotics after two days of treatment but you have to finish ten days of treatment for complete cure. Reinfection is... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
COPD: Emphysema patients has chronic obstructive lung disease so any infection can set in easily. It is manifested by shortness of breath and coughing epi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Mumps: Mumps is prevented by immunization with mmr.Painful swelling of the parotid gland usually bilateral lasting 1 week. Complications are orchitis or en... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Head Lice: When the whole classroom has head lice, they should be treated at the same time so that there will be no transfer to each other again.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Overweight: It means that you are still cute like a baby. You still have your fatty abs.Etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hospital: Suicidal tendency is an emergency. She has to be hospitalized for counselling by a psychiatrist especially if depressed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Matter of Choice: Circumcision in us has to be done at birth before discharged from the hospital.If prepuce gets infected, it is done under general anesthesia.In poor c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
POSTPARTUM: Mothers start their dieting and exercise as soon as baby is stable and growing.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Cyanosis: Don't wait for your child to turn blue he is lacking oxygen go to the emergency room or call 911.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Foreign body: Swallowed coin is usually pass out the stools but if not x-ray will show the location. Pls see ENT specialist especially your child has persistent co... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Auri: Kids at that age don't need decongestant, just suction nose with saline sol. Using the bulb syringe.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Infection ?: Enlarged lymph node are usually in responsed to infections such as tonsillitis tuberculosis virus etc if not more than 2 cm in size no need to biop... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Less Food: Eat more during breakfast , less at night. Walk a lot for exercise, plenty of fluids , more protein , less carbohydrates and sugar and more fruits and... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
No need for cookbook: Dm 1 only requires the correct amount of calories and guidance of nutritionist. He needs Insulin injections due to lack of production.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hemoptysis: Pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary abscess, bronchitis, severe infections of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
VIRUS: Cold sore in the lips is herpes simplex caused by herpes i while doun in the genitals is caused by herpes ii, totally different.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Problem: Unexpected pregnancy is always a family problem. Teenager is not prepared to become a parent, she is still growing up , going to school and let the m... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Migraine headache: Migraine headache is unilateral or one sided usually preceded by aura. Mother is having same problem. Make sure it's not eye strain or visual proble... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Vomiting, Etiology ?: How old is your child? Vomiting can be due to overfeeding, gastric irritation, viral illness, lead poisoning, food poisoning to name a few. Needs to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Milk allergy: Allergy to cows milk causes bad rash on face which is treated with steroid cream. Formula changed to soy milk will stop rash from reappearing on face... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Watery eyes are usually caused by allergy, infection, foreign body, or any irritants she rubs on her eyes. She should see a doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
BREAST FEEDING: No breast milk? Sometimes it takes time for breast milk to come you need breast pumping to stimulate secretion. Give formula to suplement feeding.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
DERMATITIS SCALP: Hives are signs of allergy. Did you use new chemical on your hair? Like coloring hair with dye? Headache is part of the reaction. Take benadryl, (diph... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: Attacks of asthma depends on the triggers. If you know the allergen and received desensitation, chances are she will have less attacks. Some grow out... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
LUNG LESION: There is a small nodule with increased markings in the right hilum associated with chonic cough. Please see a pulmonary specialist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
HEADACHE: If associated with fever, rule out meningitis for any headache and neck stiffness with projectile vomiting. Less serious causes are muscle and ligam... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
ACNE: You are treating your acne good with 2 rx combination. If there are any discoloration, usually retin a (tretinoin) is enough to exfoliate it. The hyd... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
HEADACHE: His BP is normal. Headache can be due to other causes like lack of blood supply to his brain due to his age.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
COUGH: Sudafed dries the nose. Coughing episodes are controlled by cough syrups like suppressants, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
UTI: If possible, wash vagina frequently ti avoid vaginal infections and urinary tract infections.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
UTI: Urinary tract infection starts with lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, sometimes with dysuria and back pain when kidneys are involved.Still no r... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
CHEMOSIS ONE EYE: He needs to be seen by md to find out the cause of swelling like foreign body or infections.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
SUDAFED/PREGNANCY: Taking 1-2 during the first trimester will not harm the baby but not always.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
VAGINITIS: Most common cause of vaginitis are fungus, trichomonas, clamydia, herpes genitales, etc. Please consult gyne.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
BENIGN TUMORS: Check for benign tumors, lipoma or sebaceos cysts.
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
SCARS /ACNE: Try applying retin- a at bedtime to tighten skin and erase the blemishes of rhe old scars by peeling. Avoid sun exposure due to burning of skin. You ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
ROSEOLA: It only last for a few days.
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Dr. Nela Corder Thank you and every doctor that has answered me about these things I have had them for over 40 years nd they have been getting worse this year and I have learned so much in such a sho...Read More
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Thank you. I know that sometimes my son can be a bit dramatic and I wanted to make sure it wasn't something to be concerned about. It usually only "bothers" him right when I am putting them in and h...Read More
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Thank you. She will be as soon as she's back from college. I just worry. She does get migraines and says this is completely different. The puffy eyelids are only in the morning, but have gotten worse....Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH CARE
Top Doctor, Second Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

DAMEN ARMITAGE MEDICAL CENTER
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