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Dr. Erica Thomas

Pediatrics
Houston, TX
17 years experience

Locations

Texas children's pediatrics

Houston, TX

Address

4410 navigation blvd , Houston, TX
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Office

Houston, TX

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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Good Luck with That: The western diet relies heavily on salt for seasoning. And restaurants don't hold back at all. Try this: 1. Never eat from the bread basket (br... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Aerobic exercises: Zumba classes are a great high energy workout for getting in some cardio. More standard and accessible would also be bike riding and jogging.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Talking to baby: Sure, why not! bonding in utero can be a great way to soothe both mom and baby and assure increased bonding post delivery.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
HIV: In general, there are no symptoms of HIV infection until an infected person has progressed to aids (the more advanced form that usually comes after ye... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular menstrual cycles could be based on brain regulated hormones, ovarian hormones, stress/diet related, or birth control related. Visit a gynec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Nighttime cough: Postural changes may provoke cough as a result of post-nasal drainage. The subsequent forceful coughing may prompt emesis, sometimes produing phlegm.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Urinary Frequency: Your problem may be bladder muscle or nerve related. I'm not sure what kind of doctor you visited but i would advise that you see a urologist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Acne and pregnancy: I would not. Check the pregnancy rating. I'm pretty sure it's not recommended. Sulfur ointment may becomsideredsafe in pregnancy but i would verify ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Halitosis: Bad breath may be caused by an infection in the tooth or gum. Also consider that debris may be coating the tongue. I would begin first with a dental... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Keep: Keep skin healthy by moisturizing nightly. If acne prone, try a moisturizing mask before acne meds.
A member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Hyperpigmentation : What you describe is likely permanent. Postinflammatory changes from infections, trauma, acne, etc. Can lead to scarring and hyperpigmetation. Bleach... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Canker Sore Relief: If nothing else is at hand, use warm salt water to rinse and spit. Avoid citrus, acidic, and spicy foods. An md may prescribe diphenhydramine-anta... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Fever and rash: You could be experiencing a feature of a viral illness or a drug rash. More history and an exam would be required to be sure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Spanking: Feel free to read the aap's official stance on spanking. Discipline is very different based on the culture of a society & of a family. There are ce... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Melatonin in kids: It is not uncommon to give a small dose of melatonin in the evenings to help with sleeplessness, especially with autistic children. The supplement po... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Polypharmacy: These two medications have no significant interaction and are generally safe together. For more specifics, contact the prescribing physician as he or... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Cycle length: With a cycle that long, there is a higher chance of some problems with ovulation. That being said, it's very difficult to say when and if you so ovu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Do: Do use daily moisturizer - even if you have oily skin.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Sore throat: Firstly, you used the term strep throat. Was this diagnosed by a throat swab performed by a medical professional. If so, then antibiotics are requir... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Vomiting: Presuming a decent evaluation has been done, viral causes and food borne causes may remain undetectable. Consider the diet history in the 48 hours p... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Dacrocystitis: Lacrimal duct stenosis is a benign condition and very common. Simply, the tear duct hole is not big enough to drain well yet. On occasion, this bloc... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Children: Children are likely to eat something that they are involved in making. Make meal prep a daily chore.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor to check hormone levels if standard therapy has been ineffective.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor to assess the appropriateness of your child's language development.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
An annoying Cough: Could there be something environmental or allergy related that is causing this coughing spasm? There is also the possiibility of whooping cough, but... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Breast Development: Female sexual maturity is determined by both the pattern of development in breast and pubic hair. Cup size, is not a component of breast measurem... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Diet: Diet factors do not contribute to acne. Acne is bacterial or hormonally based.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Stock: Stock your trunk with workout clothes, a water bottle, protein bars, a gym bag and shoes.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
If: If you have a history of cardiac disease, be sure that you are cleared for high intensity levels.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Be: Be sure to let your doc know what herbals and supplements you are using.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is considered a healthy source of fat and protein. As nuts of any type have the potential to be allergens, we do ask that they are not ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Oatmeal baths: To quell the itching of chickenpox, patients are in fact encouraged to take oatmeal baths in lukewarm water as a soothing treatment.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Keep: Keep eyebrows full, yet groomed. A neat brow line is almost like a facelift.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Balance: Balance your gym activities with 3 strategies: aerobic, strength, and flexibility training.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Frenotomies: Whether or not your baby will sleep during the procedure depends on his/her level of alertness, age, and comforting measures (such as sucrose water, s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Medicine Mixing: The two are safe to mix. There is no interaction between the two. Be careful with reading labels to make sure you don't have any duplication of medi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Reflux: Your heartburn symptoms are consistent with a possible acid overload or gastric reflux. Dyspepsia is treatable with over the counter acid blockers li... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Always: Always put babies on their backs to sleep to prevent crib death.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Conception date: Generally, you have ovulation near midcycle counting from the first day of your last period. So if a 24 day cycle, you would ovulate about day 12. Y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Abnormal facies: The characteristics describe could be apart of any number of genetic syndromes or merely familial in origin. This kind of question could only be accu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Gaming addiction: Children, like adults, can display addictive personalities. They have yet to master self-control at a significant level. That's why we have parents ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Sick baby: A two month baby is too young for cold medicines. You can use nasal saline, bulb suction, and a humidifier. Watch for fever, rapid breathing, or wheez... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Laxative for toddler: Pedialax is labeled for two years and up. These recommendations are generally based on an expected weight range. So it is possible for a near two ye... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Not an easy target. : Oh if we could pick our weight settles, we would all be so excited! unfortunately there is no way to target your face in regards to weight gain, but ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Viral conjunctivitis: Just as nasal mucosa infected with a cold can become leaky (causing a runny nose), so can the eye. Sometimes this causes tearing and watery eyes, but... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Broken ribs: The episodes of choking sound like gastroesophageal reflux. With the shaking episodes, this could be sandifer syndrome which is gerd accompanied by m... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. I took him to a dr to rule out bowel obstruction. He is fine but a little backed up. She gave me a rx for mineral oil. She said it will help soften his stool. She also said that pedialax is ok...Read More
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I asked the same question a few minutes ago on here. Im new to this and now I see I can just browse for the answer instead of waiting for DR
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It goes along with what I try to do, though I hadn't thought of the bread basket! Good tip!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
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