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Dr. Jenny Sung

Pediatrics
Holtsville, NY
25 years experience

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Pediatrics

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
For short stature?: If used for short stature, then it depends on how the person feel about the height that might be gained from the drug. If being less short (results ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Viral infection: Mumps is caused by mump virus. It starts with fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, followed by swollen salivary glands that can give the "chipmunk... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Hepatitis b vaccine does not provide immunity to hepatitis c. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis c.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hearing loss: Earbuds projects and intensifies music directly into the ears. Played at high volume over long periods of time can lead to hearing damage. Any earbu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
CDC travel: Aside from routine childhood immunization, check your travel destination at the cdc traveler's health site for specifice recommendations. www.cdc.gov/... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Age and state: Chip is for children upto age 19.Each state has its own program, so you will have to check with your state regarding eligibility (call 18775437669).Me... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hydrate,bowel rest: In acute pancreatitis, patients are usually given intravenous fluid and nothing by mouth until the pancreatitis "cools down". The cause of the pancrea... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Needs cross match: Yes. (+) blood type can receive either (+) or (-) blood type; negative (-) blood type person can only get (-) blood. But, the "letter" part of blood t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Needs an exam: Can be everything from itchy eyes to infection to foreign body to corneal abrasion, so have him checked by his doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Do a "tour visit": Depending on you son's age, you might want to find a pediatric dentist and ask about a tour visit. Do it when the office is less busy. Usually they wi... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Likely: The abscess might need to be cleaned out by the dentist.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
ENT: An otolaryngologist (ENT) is the specialist to see for vocal cord paralysis. Treatment options may depend on the cause of the paralysis and how much ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Treat symptoms: While there is no cure for this inherited disorder, it is worth determining which of the 6 types the affected person has. This may guide the needs for... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lots + PATIENCE: Studies have shown that it takes an average of 10 tries for a toddler to accept a new food. So, offer her new solid foods to try, but don't immediate... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
A Good Resource: There are many developmental stages (physical, social, cognitive) from 12 to 24 months. Here's a good source of information: www.Healthychildren.Org.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unknown: Isotretinoin has been observed to change bone density in clinical trials. Premature epiphyseal (growth plate) closure has also been reported. Its over... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shed skin: Tretinoin gets the skin to shed/peel faster so that the comedones (black and white heads) can come out more easily so that a pimple is less likely to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Meds + hygiene: Typical treatment for threadworm (pinworm) is 2 doses of mebenazole 2 weeks apart. Spread is by fecal-oral route: pinworm eggs deposited around anus a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Talk to your doc: There are variety of reasons why a mother can't successfully breastfeed. Having post-partum depression doesn't help. Get help: talk to your doctor abo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Need good talk w/ OB: It's possible to conceive, but depends on how. If desire naturally, then need to ask OB about if reversal of tubal is possible.As far as advisable?Tha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Bat bites can be the size if a pin prick and go unnoticed. Scratches from bats may only be millimeters in size.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
GI infection: Foul smelling stools with mucus usually means a gastrointestinal infection. It can be caused by bacteria, virus, or parasites. Best to bring this to h... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shingles: The chicken pox virus (herpes zoster) can show up again later in life as shingles. The spots of shingles look like chicken pox but usually show up on... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Has to be willing: Can't force a 16 yo to lose weight if he/she doesn't want to. So, 1st step is to get person motivated so that he/she wants to do it for him/herself. I... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lucky gal: Morning sickness does not have to last a fixed amount of time. Some pregnant experiences none and some almost their whole pregnancy. Also, every pregn... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. H... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: More than likely is that you have reached your adult height and won't grow any taller. Some guys are late going through puberty and may still grow a l... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Go see doctor: Sounds like an infection. It could be fungal or bacterial. Have your family doc or pediatrician check it out and prescribe the proper treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
It's all one disease: Hand-foot-mouth disease is one disease caused by coxsackie virus. It's called hand-foot-mouth because there are sores in the mouth and rash on hands ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that can see if there is a hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart (atrial septal defect). A cardi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nursing bra: Nursing bra can make it easier when you breast feed your baby. Usually at leadt cup size bigger than your usual size is recommended. Maternity store w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Child's doctor: Unclear speech can be due to a variety of causes from hearing problem to tongue tied. So start with your child's doctor who can make referrals to the... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably just fine: As long as he is thriving, his weight is fine. His calculated bmi is 14.7 which puts him at the 8th percentile for boys age 10. If you or your son is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes.: It is possible for one eye to be 20/20, and the other to be nearsighted or farsighted. While the 20/20 eye is probably doing just great for the person... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Get: Get tested. Don't spread it. Get treated, and get partner(s) treated.
A member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Annoying, not scary: Looks like it could be fungal (like athletes foot), eczema, or irritation. Doesn't look like melanoma. If it flares back up, won't go away, or gets bi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Just one shot: Strep throat can be adequately treated with a single shot of bicillin. However, do contact her doctor if she continues to have or develop new symptoms... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Calcium: Calcium rich foods other than dairy: dark green veggies (spinach, kale, collard greens).
A female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not true: Don't know of a medical reason why baby's feet shouldn't be tickled. How the baby will react is a different story. If a baby doesn't like it, then pro... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Replace injections: Omnipod (or Insulin pump) can replace both Lantus (insulin glargine) and NovoLog injections.The device is loaded with short-acting Insulin (like novol... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shift to left : Shift to left (or "left shift") on a CBC means that there are more neutrophils or bands then normal. This can be a sign for bacterial infections or an... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sinuses: Allergies can lead to sinuses becoming congested which can cause headaches. That "clogged" sensation can feel like being lightheaded.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Self Resolve: Febrile seizure can happen in young children when their temperature rises rapidly. It is usually brief, and generalized (affects the entire body). The... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but HSP is not contagious.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Everyone's different: Headache from wine is suspected to be caused by histamine and tyramine in wine. Histamine can dilate blood vessels and tyramine can raise blood pressu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Poor growth/GI: In some children, 1st sign of CF is poor growth with child being small for age. This may be subtle enough that child continues to follow a growth curv... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Colic: Sounds like colic which likes to turn a cute baby into a non-stop crying machinge in the evenings. As with most things, this too shall pass ... With l... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes if vaccinated: Typically chickenpox causes 250 - 500 spots. But in someone who has received the chickenpox vaccine, sometimes fewer than 50 spots are seen.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Local reaction: Swelling at injection site is a local reaction to the vaccine. It is not uncommon. It should go away on its own. A cool compress can ease the discomfo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Conflicting studies: 1st of all, no oral bc is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. 2nd, antibiotics can interact with bc and possibly reduce bc effectiveness. 3rd, stu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sung is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sung is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have this problem but I know it is my fault. I rarely take my contacts out. I'm extremely near-sighted (-10 in one eye -9.5 in the other) Thanks for the reinforcement....Read More
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Thank you! I called her dr this morning but he wasnt in office today. But he did call in an antibiotic. I'm calling again in the morning to see if she an get an appointment for a strep test. Thanks ag...Read More
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Thank u alot for answering ,We re communicating with his doctor ,but we d like to seek a second opinion , please

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1997MD
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