Dr. Jenny Sung

Pediatrics
Holtsville, NY
26 years experience

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Pediatrics

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English

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79 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Abnormal eyes: If this is congenital (got the infection while inside of womb), then there are other physical findings: abnormally small baby, small head, enlarged li... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fluoride and more: There are multivitamins with Fluoride available, Fluoride rinse (for kids old enough to reliably spit it out), topical Fluoride that dentist can apply... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Both testicles should descend into the scrotum. If the boy has an empty scrotum then this needs to be pointed out and discussed with his doctor. Test... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hot or cold: It can be normal for there to be a lump at the injection site. However, if it is warm, red, and getting larger, it needs to get checked out by a physi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A bit tricky: These 3 causes of pain can be a bit tricky to sort out sometimes. If tapping on the suspected tooth increases pain, then it is probably the tooth. So... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Check CDC site: The cdc provides information for travelers going outside of us. Chose the country that you are traveling to and get vaccine recommendations and other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Supply and demand: As your baby nurses less at breast, your milk supply will decrease accordingly, unless you pump more frequently to maintain supply. Your breasts bein... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Maybe: This can be strep throat or a viral pharyngitis (such as coxsackie). She should be seen by her doctor and have a strep test done to determine if this ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Please talk to OB: Though not impossible to have vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), there are risks. You need to have a thorough discussion with your ob, so that you c... Read More
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Still vomiting?: I hope that your little one is not still vomiting. If so, please call his/her doctor. Milk curdles when it has had some time interacting with stomach ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Maybe: A raw rash can be from something else, such as a bacterial or fungal infection. These need to be treated with prescription medication. Haver your baby... Read More
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably: Based on height and age, his blood pressure reading falls in the above average range. However, many things can affect blood pressure readings, such a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Don't give it: Cough medicine can affect the heart, so i would not recommend it. In general, cough/cold medicine is not recommened for infants.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ultrasound: A prenatal can help determine the size of the fetus.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Don't Panic,Call Doc: Did she have a nosebleed? Black gunk can be from old swallowed blood. Was is something she ate? Like oreo's. These questions and others from her doc... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Do tell your parents so they can help you get the help you need to overcome your phobias and be there to support you.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Jaundice will not cause changes to skin color. Jaundice is cause by too much bilirubin in the blood. Skin color is determined by pigments (melanin) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Search Online: It may be difficult to find child-sized surgical masks in stores. You can try your local independent pharmacies and see if the store can order them fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Height calculations: Step 1: add parents' height in inches. Step 2: if child is male, add 5 inches to total from step 1. If child is female, subtract 5 inches from total f... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fluid and wax: Most common reasons for a child to fail a hearing test are ear wax blocking the ear canals and fluid in the middle ear. The first step is to have his/... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Specialty brushes: Check with your dentist or hygienist for recommendations. End-tuft brush made by gum works well. (disclosure: no financial interest).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes,but don't ignore: Allergies can make you congested enough to make it hard to take a deep breath. However, if you feel like you can't catch your breath, go see your doct... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Needs special care: Baby w/ sickle cell disease needs special attention, so work closely with your pediatrician and pediatric hematologist (blood disease specialist). You... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
ADD/ADHD medications: Guanfacine and methylphenidate are medications for treatment of attention deficit disorder (add) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Hepatitis b vaccine does not provide immunity to hepatitis c. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis c.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Likely: The abscess might need to be cleaned out by the dentist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 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
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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

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Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1997MD
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