Dr. Sarah Cueva

Pediatrics
Woodside, CA
23 years experience

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Woodside, CA

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2979 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA
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Pediatrics

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English

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38 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Feeding problems: Babies who have breast fed when their mothers were on fluoxetine have been reported to have irritability, feeding problems, sleep problems, and poor w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Dtap contains diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Tetanus is available separately, but the other components are n... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnos... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: If growth is concerning, a pediatrician or endocrinologist can do specialized testing for growth hormone deficiency. Growth hormone replacement thera... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a caus... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Buy a packet: The easiest way to do this is to buy a packet of colloidal oatmeal over the counter (e.g. Aveeno brand). Mix a packet in the bath water according to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably none: While overdosing any vitamin is never recommended, vitamin c is readily excreted in the urine so any excess Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) doesn't usually ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Although you may not be able to make enough milk to provide that as their only source of nutrition, any breast milk they receive will be beneficial! ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Slowly: Depending on how premature they are, premies may receive their initial feeds through a nasogastric tube. Receiving pumped breast milk instead of form... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Low muscle tone: Babies with prader-willi typically have low muscle tone. Because of that, they can have poor feeding, poor weight gain, and delays reaching their mot... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Painful blisters: Cold sores are painful blisters on or near the lips, cause by a herpes virus. They can come and go, since the body never completely gets rid of the v... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sometimes: Some conditions may be diagnosed or suspected based on prenatal genetic testing or ultrasounds. One example is down syndrome, which is a chromosomal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Whole grain, legumes: ...Fruits and vegetables. 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat crackers will be a hit with kids who like carbs. Most fresh fruits and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably: If your baby is doing well with one of these formulas, then in general it is recommended to stick with that one. However, if that's not possible, the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Brain electricity: Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. There can be many different causes of this in a baby. Some are benign, such as a ra... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say from this exactly what's going on with the baby, but only pumping and not breast feeding can sometimes cause a decrease in milk production... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Vitamin D: 6 month old babies need 400 units a day of vitamin d. If they are taking about 30 oz a day of formula, then they will get it from that; otherwise sup... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: Is it a low hemoglobin level or an abnormal form of hemoglobin? A low hemoglobin level is generally associated with anemia, and can usually be treate... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Cough, wheeze: Typical symptoms of mild asthma can be cough at night, cough with exercise, or a persistent dry cough after every cold. A high-pitched wheezing noise... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes up to 4-6 mo: Babies should be fed only breast milk or infant formula up to age 4-6 months. They do not require water or any foods, teas, or other supplements unti... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Lactation consultant: Lactation consultants are available in most areas and are specially trained to help with breast feeding problems. They can sometimes help over the ph... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reaction to dtap noticed by patients is a red, swollen arm at the injection site. Other common symptoms ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitorin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
11-16 g/dl: Lower than 11 generally means the child has anemia, or a low red blood cell count. This can affect everything from learning to behavior so you'll wan... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Comprehensive tx: Eczema is a chronic problem that gets better and worse. The best treatment is a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach, including always moisturizing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norov... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a caus... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a caus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: All of these viruses are detected by individual blood tests. A separate one is needed for each.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Water: Unless a baby has a compromised immune system or is in the neonatal intensive care unit, either should be fine. (powder is less expensive.) just be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Echocardiogram: An ultrasound of the heart, called an echocardiogram, can detect patent ductus arteriosus. This would generally be done by a cardiologist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Echocardiogram: An ultrasound of the heart, called an echocardiogram, can detect patent foramen ovale - which, incidentally, is present in about a fourth of normal he... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reaction to varicella vaccine is fever a week or two after the vaccination. A mild chickenpox rash can a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
4 yrs and 11 yrs: Tetanus boosters are given at kindergarten entry (4 or 5 years old) in the form of dtap. Then a different vaccine, tdap, which contains a tetanus boo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Blood test: Lead levels in the blood can be measured by a simple blood test, ordered by your doctor. High lead levels in the blood are of most concern in young c... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cueva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cueva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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answered my question right away. my 3 year old is 12.7
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tysm :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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Harvard Medical School, MA
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