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Dr. Richard Ohnmacht

Pediatrics
Blackstone, MA
36 years experience

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Pediatrics

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English

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36 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Just do it: The benefits of a healthy diet and reasonable weight loss can slow down or reverse amny of the bad effects of a poor diet and obesity.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually nothing: Meconium aspiration syndrome can lead to a very ill (or not) baby at birth but provided the baby receives appropriate care, there are no usual long te... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Probably little: When used properly, ventolin should be relatively safe during pregnancy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Could be serious: Possibly the baby could have a serious condition called intususception, where the intestine fold up on itself. You would want to get to a hospital as... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Might try nutramogen: Nutramogen is similar to alimentum but may work. There are very expensive Amino Acid formulas that would be a last resort.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Use vegetables: Offering vegetables on the pizza or in the casserole can hide a lot of healthy ingredients.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Should be: As with most things, "safe" is a relative term. It certainly is a time of year when there is lots of illness around but family often trumps what is "s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Should be checked: Whike this could be reflux a common condition in babies, it could be several other things that are potentially more serious.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Treat symptoms: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can help with pain or discomfort. A vaporizer or elevating the head of the bed can also help. Ac isbfine.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Little concern: Group b strep is a very common bacteria in the vaginal tract that can sometimes be seen in the urine. It only becomes an issue when you become pregna... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually not: Streptococcus epidermis is a very common normal bacteria on the skin and usually does not cause problems in healthy people. It rarely can cause a pro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sits baths: Technically speaking you do not have he flu but some other illness, probably a gastrointestinal virus. Sitting for 20 minutes in a four inch warm bat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Several things: Dry mouth low volume of urine dark concentrated urine. Sunken eyes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Don't think so: Floaters are protein deposits in th eye that can usually be seen when looking at the sun or bright lights.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A virus: Chickenpox is due to infection with a virus that causes a characteristic itchy red rash that is red with blisters on top. You are usually infectious f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Both work: Both meds are fairly effective. Tobramycin is a bit stronger but people have used sulfacetamide successfully for many years.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Probably not: Fleas will bite anything they can reach and keeping the baby away from the floor should help prevent bites until the house is treated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Taking tamiflutaking as a prophylaxis has been shown to prevent the spread of the flu. In hospitals, masks and gowns are used which aren't practical ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: These are problems in the middle of the heart affecting the valves and usually requiring surgery to repair.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Protein and fats: The ketogenic diet, usually used for severe difficult to treat seizures, is a diet with low or no carbohydrates, similar to the atkins diet.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Different drugs: Proair is a beta agonist--that is a drug that helps open up the lungs atrovent (ipratropium) is another asthma drug that works via a different mechan... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Heart surgery: Surgery is performed to repair this.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Fast heart rate: Also nervousness, headache, dizziness.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: The baby might throw up but their eyes will be fine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Many things: A bug bite, an infection, a virus mono and, many benign conditions can cause a swollen lymph node. Keep an en eye on it and if it is still there or g... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Several treatments: The most important thing is to monitor the baby's growth and allow for proper nutrition via enzymes to aid in digestion. Al's you must monitor the lun... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hard to say: Not knowing your child's age, could be dry skin, bug bites, eczema or a viral illness needs to be seen.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Several things: Dry mouth low volume of urine dark concentrated urine. Sunken eyes.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Generally positive: Long answer is too long short answer-- there are several medical justifications for circumcision including less risk of urinary tract infection , less... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: While not every baby with Down syndrome has this heart condition, it is one of the most common heart defects associated with ds. It is generally quite... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Need more info: Babies with Down syndrome typically have short necks with extra tissue. Having this noted on ultrasound does not necessarily mean the baby has down sy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Get tough: Do not let her in your bed, even if you have to physically keep her out of the room. Make sure you have a good routine at bedtime and offer transitio... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: Depend on the type of Lidocaine the dentist uses. Usually lasts 2-3 hrs. A healthy person will not get dehydrated in 24 hrs, but usually you do not ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Any infection or inflammation in the mouth can cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. If it is still enlarged after 3 weeks, you should have it checked.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ohnmacht is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ohnmacht is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much I'm so worried my baby girl should be home yet she's so little :(
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Thank you. It has been over two weeks and new flares are emerging. I will take him back to the doctor.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester
Graduated 1986MD
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