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Dr. Michelle Karten

Pediatrics
Wynnewood, PA
23 years experience female

Locations

Nemours DuPont Pediatrics

Wynnewood, PA

Address

100 East Lancaster Ave, Suite 436, Wynnewood, PA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(610) 645-6064

About

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

59 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Please get your child immunized at 12 months and 4-6 years to protect him/her from chickenpox.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Need calcium: Once a child is over the age of 1 year, milk should be viewed as a beverage, with a max of about 16 ounces a day. Milk is important for the calcium an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Start slowly: It is best to start with a warmup (such as a few minutes on a rowing machine or bicycle) to warm your muscles. Some of the best full body exercises ar... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Should be fine: Once breastfeeding is well established and your baby has regained its birthweight, it is ok to introduce a daily bottle, especially if you need to ret... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See his doctor: Some of this answer depends on his response to his actions. Was he sad about what he did? Did he understand what he was doing? It would be a good idea... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See cardiologist: A cardiologist will perform an echocardiogram (which likely already happened) and will help determine if a surgical correction is indicated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Recent data shows that taking iron supplementation might ease this - check with your doctor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Cold and distraction: It can be hard to get a vaccine - it hurt for a few seconds. But you are doing a great thing to keep yourself protected from illness! Bring a cold pac... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Can be tough..: ...but it should be done soon, especially if your child has milk in the bottle. Sleeping with a bottle of milk is a sure way to create severe cavities... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
High blood pressure: This is a very high reading for anyone, particularly a 15 year old child. The top number (systolic) should be 120 or less. If your child was nervous a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not usually: The head is proportionally larger on small children, so they commonly hit their head when they fall. Luckily, the skull is thick and these falls rarel... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on extent: Studies show that teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs on the developing brain can permanently alter its development. If it was a small amount, it... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: If your child has whooping cough, everyone in your home and close contacts should be treated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Focus on the fact that colic will improve, usually by 3-4 months of life. Focus on calming thoughts.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: First, call your local poison control center or emergency room—do not induce vomiting.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Make sure your whole family is treated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Use an ice cube to help relieve the swelling and help numb the bite.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Please seek care from a therapist - you can turn your life around with help.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: If strabismus lasts over 3 months old in a baby, see eye doc- they will often patch the strong eye.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Use purees: Vegetables are SO important in the maintenance of your child's health - bravo! We suggest 5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. Toddlers can get ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
If child looks sick: ...see a physician soon. If you treat the fever with ibuprofen or acetaminophen (there are online calculations to check the right dose for weight), an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Always place your newborn to sleep on its back in a bassinet.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Treat the fever: There are two main things to consider here - how many days has the fever lasted? (If over 5 days, please see your doctor). Also, how is your child's b... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Take care of yourself and get sleep - you need energy and a clear mind to care for a fussy baby.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: If breasts develop in girl before 8 yrs old - or scrotal/penile growth in boy before 9 yrs, see MD.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Don't scratch those itchy chickenpox - rub them gently, or occupy your mind with something else!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Seems concerning: Swallowing studies that show aspiration are usually concerning. If the swallow shows episodes of reflux but your child is not in pain and is thriving ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Call your doctor: Lice can be hard to eradicate because they can become resistant to medications available at the grocery store. Discuss with your doctor- there are pre... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Go to ER now: This can indicate a very serious condition called testicular torsion that needs to be evaluated immediately - go to your nearest emergency room now.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Could be....: trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis (although this often has a fishy odor). Yeast infections tend to give a thick white discharge. Sometimes there can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Likely not: If you do not have ear pain - have not had a recent cold - do not have pain when you wiggle the outside of your ear - then you likely do not have an e... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Large variability: The answer to this depends on many factors, such as gender and activity level. A 10 year old needs enough calories to support growth and provide energ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Wear shoes with arch support and massage your calf muscles every day.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It can cause pain: Injections can cause local hematomas, or "bruises" to the muscle. This happens especially if a person or child tenses the muscle during an injection. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Likely not: If your child tolerates the formula well for feeding, then it is unlikely to cause a rash if spilled on the skin. However, it is possible to develop a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Don't fight it - know those daily thoughts will sneak in. Just gently push them aside and continue.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Mono can enlarge your spleen - avoid contact sports and activities for one month after diagnosis.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: As your doctor if a dose of steroid medication might be necessary to treat croup.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Due to nursing: If you are early in breastfeeding, the cramps you likely feel (especially in the uterus) are caused by the same hormones that create milk and cause th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: If your child has had several ear infections in a season, they might need ear tubes to help.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Your child needs yearly well exams to track their height so intervention can happen if needed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
With final height: Although the order of puberty is slightly different for boys and girls - and usually starts later in boys - for both genders, the "end" of puberty is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See your doctor: It is possible that the diarrhea could be due to an allergy or insensitivity to the breast milk/formula your baby is getting - see your doctor who can... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Treat the pain with ibuprofen and acetaminophen—but avoid antibiotics if your child is over 1 year.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: For healthy children over one year of age, oral antibiotics are usually not needed. Treat the pain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See an allergist: Many people with food allergies, especially egg, can tolerate it when it is cooked. This is because the cooking process denatures the proteins in the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Developmental help: Fragile X syndrome can predispose your baby to developmental and learning issues. It is important to have your baby evaluated by Early Intervention, a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See her doctor: Torticollis is a condition in which the head is tilted, often due to neck pain/spasm in the muscles that move the head. However, it should not cause c... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See a doctor soon: It is important to have this checked out very soon - this could be an abscess (an infection that needs to be drained), the result of an injury or a cy... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karten is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karten is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You don't know how much a relief it was to see it. Thanks again !
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Thanks for your quick reply! He was sad when questioned about it. Tries to avoid subject now....
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much!!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL
Completed 2002

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Philadelphia Region - Summer
2014
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