Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay

Pediatrics
Costa Mesa, CA
37 years experience female

About

Bio

My goal is to work with the parents of my patients as a team to provide for the health and well being-both physically, mentally and developmentally, of their children. I do support and believe in the value of immunizations for children. I prefer to use antibiotics only when medically necessary. I am proactive in treating and controlling asthma, even intermittent viral induced asthma when necessary. I would like to help parents develop healthy eating and physical activity habits while their children are young in order to avoid overweight and poor physical fitness in their lives. I am proactive in seeking intervention with developmental delays and barriers to learning in school and at home. I love taking care of children-it is a blessing and an honor.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

ADHD and Autism

Licenses

United States: California

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Acne: If your skin is dry or inflamed then epiduo can sting. Use a gentle cleanser, ideally soap free (cetaphil or aveeno). Also using a "non-comedogenic" (... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ear: Minor ear deformities are very common. During infancy when cartilage is soft they may be able to treated with an ear mold, but in an adult it would li... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Fetus: An embryo is a cellular living structure without fully formed organs, but a fetus will have a heart and a heart beat.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
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Hepatitis: Hepatitis a and b vaccinations are well worth having for anyone. Hep a is a food borne illness. Hep b requires more intimate contact with secretions f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Pinworms: Sounds like possible pinworms. Kids ingest the eggs under their nails. The white string like worms come out to lay their eggs on the rectum. Albendazo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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It might: Be irritating to your throat or lings if you are sensitive, but i doubt that, and there is no concern whatsoever for your baby. The only things that c... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Xray: If it has been happening for a while then he may need an xray of his hips to make sure there is not a problem. Also a doctor;s exam to pinpoint where ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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3 yr old's immunity: Young children are more susceptible to infections as immune systems are developing. Avoiding excess exposure to viruses helps. Allergic kids tend to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Sound wave: The device sends out a sound that bounces off the eardrum and then measures the eardrum's mobility. Normal movement generates "greater than 120". If t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
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Exercise: Any regular exercise will tone muscles. The exercise builds strength in the muscles and increases the size of the muscle.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Exercise: Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. I am enjoying "zumba" classses. You can try kickboxing, martial arts, swimming, dancing, t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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"Loads of sugar": If your concern is that the sugar passes directly into the breastmilk the answer is no. However a healthy diet and prenatal vitamins are recommended t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Sports for children: I would disagree that certain sports "don't match together". Tennis and swimming are both excellent for helping children develop motor skills, cardiov... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Incomplete puberty: Please provide more information, such as gender and symptoms that are causing your concern in order to be able to answer.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Migraines: Try taking riboflavin 400 mg daily, coenzyme q10 100 mg three times daily, and/or magnesium 500 mg daily as preventive measures for migraines.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Fetal kidneys: Mild dilation of the kidneys is common in fetuses and generally is not serious. However more extreme degrees can indicate a condition that needs more ... Read More
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35 weeks: Your son appears to be thriving with healthy intake and weight gain. His prematurity is mild, and "catch up" to term infants is rapid. As such, his in... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Childhood punishment: Abusive behavior towards a child increases the risk of being abused or abusing others, including yourself, as an adult. Understanding the source of th... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cool mist: I would look up the machine's manufacturer on the internet and then contact them. Otherwise check with your local pharmacy as they frequently sell the... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Hymen: No, the woman's hymen is not affected by external pressure on the clitoris or urethra, although pregnancy is still possible, even without rupture of h... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Lymph nodes: If swollen lymph nodes in different areas is occurring repeatedly then she needs to have some tests done-such as a CBC blood count, ldh, uric acid, es... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
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ADD med safety: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (dexamphetamine) have comparable safety profiles, however Adderall ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Severe eczema: I recommend seeing an allergist to check for food allergies that may be aggravating your baby's eczema. Most common are egg, wheat, milk, soy, peanut,... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Carousel: It's not what happened to the eyes, but the brain. The spinning of the carousel, and closing, then opening your eyes, confused your brain in processin... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Low platelets: Low platelets may be caused by many things, but "itp" or idiopathic thrombocytopenia is a common autoimmmune cause, in which platelet transfusions are... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Emotional control: Emotional development occurs from birth throughout childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood. Understanding appropriate expectations and ways to prom... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Food discipline: Wow, this is a hard question! start with plenty of physical activity to keep metabolism active, and try to eat small, frequent snacks of protein and f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is rare in infants. Gastrointestinal symptoms more often can be caused by food allergies, ie milk, soy, egg white, wheat. If baby is un... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Right ventricle: R vent conduction delay, or right bundle branch block, can be a incidental finding without any effects, but also can be seen in some structural heart ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Rib cage: Many people have assymetry in their rib cage which is generally normal. However assymetry that is changing, increasing in size, or is associated with ... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Breasts: Breast tissue grows during puberty, and also with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Otherwise an increase in size of the breasts with weight gain is due to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yeast infection: If not sexually active then i would try over the counter anti-yeast vaginal cream, such as gene-lotrimin or monistat. If that doesn't help then please... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Painful period: It may be normal but if different than your usual periods then should take a pregnancy test to make sure there is not an ectopic (tube) pregnancy. Als... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Eye blood clot: Small hemorrhage sin the white part of the eye can happen due to several causes. Extreme coughing or vomiting can cause it, as can coming through the ... Read More
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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Red spot on eye: Generally red spots on the white of the eye are small hemorrhages that tend to occur during birth or with strong coughing or occasionally vomiting. Th... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Adolescent Gynecomastia: If you are not on any medication that could cause it, it is normal for some young men to have gynecomastia, which can be quite significant and noticea... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Need to recheck: You should return for a recheck appt. Strep throat symptoms pass quickly with treatment, but sometimes can relapse. But also extreme fatigue and not f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Tea tree oil: Hibiclens may still be available, but there are products with "tea tree oil" at health food stores. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal proper... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
All babies reflux : As long as she is growing well, and does not experience pain or choking then the spitting up can be ignored, and she will outgrow it. If she does have... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
White bumps: It's hard to answer without seeing the bumps. One option is to use a soap free cleanser, like cetaphil-apply and wipe off for a moisturizing effect. A... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Missing laterals: Usually braces are needed to prepare teeth and a surgical implant can be placed in the bone in the area of the gap so that an artificial tooth can be ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Melanin: I am unaware of any association between diet and melanin production. Some vegetarians may be deficient in certain b vitamins (b12), iron, zinc, vitami... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Low grade fever, nasal or eye congestion, slight cough, diarrhea together suggest a virus infection which needs support with clear liquids (like "pedi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Self confidence: Finding an activity which is fun, and rewarding would help. Physical activity tends to help with stress and mood. Some ideas might be self-defense tr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ear infection: Fireworks may frighten young children but are otherwise not harmful. Close exposure to very loud noise, however, is not good for ears (hearing) with ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Loestrin: I am a pediatrician, not a gynecologist, so this is not my area of specialty, however, your lack of periods suggests that you are not ovulating and th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Newborn crying: Newborns usually cry when hungry or startled or wet, but some babies have a calm temperament and don't cry a lot. Important for the doctor to check th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Acne meds: Yes, BenzaClin and Retin-A can be mixed. However both may dry and irritate the skin so adjust the use to a level that your skin tolerates, and use a n... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Brown urine: There are a number of causes of brown urine, that can reflect kidney, liver, blood or muscle disorders that need to be evaluated by medical tests (mos... Read More
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Dec 22, 2012
Very precise, impressive indeed! Dr. Ali
Nov 20, 2013
Great doc. Thank you!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gunay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much. She doesn't seem to be in any discomfort, and she doesn't rub it at all. she does sneeze a lot so it could be a busted vessel. Thank you for your time.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much for your time and your answer. Very helpful. I'm a tad bit worried now. I will take her back to her doctor, thanks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! TEIS >6 mo & starting speech therapy 40% delay social & communication

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Children's Memorial Hospital

Awards

Orange Coast Mazazine / January 2013 / Top Doctors of Orange County
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, California - Winter
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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