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Dr. Mika Hiramatsu

Pediatrics
Hayward, CA
33 years experience female

Locations

Castro Valley Pediatrics

Hayward, CA

Address

22290 Foothill Blvd.,, Suite 1, Hayward, CA
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Mika Hiramatsu is a general pediatrician in Hayward, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Cool wet air: Breathing in cool moist air is usually helpful. You can sit in the bathroom with the shower on to fill the room with mist, or you can run a humidifie... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Saliva: Probably the most common reason for rash around the mouth is what's called "lip licker's dermatitis" -- licking dry lips, which starts a vicious cycle... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fine red rash: Medical term -- miliria rubra. Fine red bumps all over sweaty areas, with sometimes burning, tingling or itching. Also called prickly heat.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, if it is a bacterial infection. Erythromycin ointment (ilotycin) is most commonly prescribed -- gentamicin will work too.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Unfortunately yes : But very unusual. Better see a doctor and make sure there is not an underlying hormonal or skin disorder.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably antibiotics: Usually pink eye is treated with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many bad things: Erosion of tooth enamel, bad breath, potential rupture of stomach, poor body image, depression. Eating disorders have a mortality of 10%. Please get... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes.: Babies can get traumatic head injuries just like everyone else. But because babies heads are relatively large and their necks relatively weak, they c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Blow her nose: Teach her how to blow her nose. Also, teach her to wash her hands frequently so she doesn't get colds and flus as often.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately that's your eustachian tube opening and closing. There are anesthetic ear drops that can be prescribed, or you can try a heated towel o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
2 things: Notify the doctor who administered it, and you can also submit a report to the vaccine adverse events reporting system (vaers).
A member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See a doctor now: Her hemoglobin is too low and her platelets are low ish too. She needs to be seen and evaluated right away. Do not wait. Good luck.
A member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Does it itch?: If so, it may be an allergy to nickel in her pants fastener or belt buckle. It could also be from local irritation - has she been picking at it or try... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Could be: Usually yeast is itchy. Std would depend on your sexual history. If it does not itch or smell it could also be physiologic leukorrhea which is normal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Lact-aid (there are other brands) comes in capsules over-the-counter that you can take when eating lactose-containing foods.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
30 mintues a day: General consensus is 30 minutes of active exercise per day. It's hard for most people to do!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily: You are probably reacting to nickel. Some people react even to "hypoallergenic" earrings. You can paint the earrings with clear nail polish and avoi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes but: Yes, however, it can also be used for croup and other respiratory conditions. In a survey in the new england journal of medicine, half of all 3 year ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No u: No usually classic murmur is pansystolic (all the way through systole but stops with the second heart sound).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but why would you want to? Because it's packaged for children, it's more expensive than similar electrolyte solutions made for adults.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Resistant germs: Cystic fibrosis patients can transmit resistant germs (pseudomonas and other bacteria, yeast and others) to each other, which can complicate treatment... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Your: Your baby can hear you. Research has shown music and words now can be recognized after birth.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes. : It's often difficult to get lots of details on ultrasound, depending on position and if baby is moving. It's ok!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No u: Depending on the size, sometimes a vsd will close on its own. Other times a patch or surgery is required.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
$200: Around $200 at a doctor's office or local pharmacy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very: Vaccines save lives. Before routine immunization, diseases like measles and whooping cough killed thousands of U.S. Children every year. The 1918 in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
$26.66: According to the centers for disease control, $26.66 is the cost to the provider. Then you have to add the cost of storage, insurance, and administra... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bumps and flat spots: Macules are small, blanching pink or red spots. Papules are raised bumps, usually small (1-2 mm). So maculopapular is a rash which combines these 2 ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: It's unfortunate but a normal reaction. It should diminish fairly quickly with no long-lasting effects.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe: All shots are theoretically optional, but it's best to get the tdap. There's currently a whooping cough (pertussis - the p in tdap) outbreak in the U... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
8 oz.: Many people find that too much apple juice gives them abdominal discomfort or gas. I would limit to 8 ounces per day and treat it like dessert. Wate... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Preferably not: I think it's preferable to treat constipation with dietary changes rather than medication. Think about increasing fiber and water, decreasing dairy, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hopefully nothing: That is the whole point of immunization. However, if the body has an abnormal immune system, or the vaccine was not given properly, a person could po... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "sticky looking", but if it is not bright red blood and not black and your child is feeding and growing well and gaining wei... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Intramuscular: Im, or intramuscular, means it is injected directly into the muscle. Typically, a very thin 1 inch long needle is used, and it takes a couple of seco... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Keep dry and try med: Try an antiperspirant (you may need a prescription, like drysol), and an over-the-counter antifungal like clotrimazole. Yeast lives on everyone's ski... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably hygiene: 6 year olds can be very compulsive or not very good about toilet hygiene. Either way they can get a rash. Usually a lukewarm shallow bath without so... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Something else?: Nutramigen tastes very different than breast milk or other formulas. Does your baby have to eat it? Is it for colic? Could you try something else, s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Worst case: death: There have been case reports of people who have died because of lack of sleep. You are also at higher risk for accident / injury from lack of sleep. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends: It depends on the shot. Most commonly, some pain at the site of injection. You can look up detailed information on side effects for all U.S. Availab... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sometimes: 3 characteristics of normal young babies have been found to be a good screen for autism: 1) baby looks at your face, 2) shared smile at 2 months, 3) ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends: It depends on the cause of the rash. If it's from irritation, for instance, washing your hands a lot, Hydrocortisone ointment (over-the-counter) will... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
How premature?: It depends on how premature, but some common issues: developmental delays (language, gross and fine motor, school problems), respiratory (asthma, chr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many places: Doctors offices, community health clinics, public health department, local pharmacies.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nausea, jitters: Nausea from the Aspirin and jitters from the caffeine are most common.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: There's lots of other reasons why you shouldn't smoke, for instance the over 4000 chemical compounds created by smoking, many of which are carcinogeni... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ovaries are sleepy?: It is not uncommon for periods to be very irregular for the first couple years. Your ovaries were sleeping for a long time and maybe just wanted to hi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About 115 pounds: Varies depending on ethnicity and overall health, but that's a ballpark number.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends: Could be a lot of things. If it's jock itch (fungus) some topical antifungal like Clotrimazole will work. If it's herpes, there's not a lot you can do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes but: You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the fa... Read More

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A kind compassionate and thorough pediatrician. She also has a broad public health background and a passion for community health.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hiramatsu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hiramatsu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

"Best Doctors in America" 2014
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