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Dr. Luis Eguiguren

Pediatrics
Quito, DM. And, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Within the State of Florida and in Quito, Ecuador: Pediaquito and Pediavalle

Quito, DM. And, FL

Address

C.M. Meditropoli, cons 210, Mariana de Jesus, Edificio Kia Motors, Cumbaya, Quito, DM. And, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Chief Pediatric Resident; Most outstanding Pediatric Resident in Emergency Medicine; attending in Pediatrics, Hospital Metropolitano de Quito (JCAHO-I) and Hospital de los Valles; Profesor, USFQ. Attending in Pediatric Critical Care in various Hospitals in Florida until 2008.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
29 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
If no improvement: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possible emergency: Normal temperature can vary between 36.5 to 37.5 Celcius through the day but both high and low temperatures may be a sign of infection or other seriou... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: It contains magnesium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur. It's formula is (C17H18N3O3S)2 Mg. aluminum hydroxide, contained in other antacids, may ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Prevent sudden death: There are 2 main reasons young athletes suffer sudden death: arrytmias, which risk may show on an ECG and anatomical abnormalities such as IHSS (Idiop... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
May be normal: Hi, how old is your baby? Is your baby acting sick? Is you're baby gaining weight? Newborn babies, specially when breast feeding, may have stools like... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Check other infectns: 5 days of fever is worrisome and a thorough investigation is warranted. Many possible explanations are likely, most commonly, other infections (urinar... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not for colds, it'it's for fever or pain. Children under the age of 4 years old should not be given cold medications since ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
1 in 50 people: Most develop after age of 40 years. Anyone can have a brain aneurism and it is usually asymptomatic unless it grows or ruptures. This is more likely t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Probably ok: If there are no other signs of problems, normal development no other areas of discoloration, normal hearing (Not related to otitis but to sensory hear... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Check other infectns: 6 days of high fever is worrisome and a thorough investigation is warranted. Many possible explanations are likely, ranging from, most commonly, infe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation in those areas, which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. If area is w... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Danger: Illnesses that killed thousands of people have become part of our history thanks to vaccines. The risk of getting a vaccine is minimal compared to the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See a doctor: Newborns aré very delicate and, up to around two months of age are at a higher risk of developing more serious infections. In general, no cold medicat... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Other signs?: Sounds like,growing pains. Now, are there other signs of inflammation, such as swelling, redness, or warmth on the site of pain? If so, consult with d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
1000 cal at 1 y age: Babies need approximately 100 calories per kg of body weight, up to 1 year of age. After that, approximately 100 calories for each extra year, up to a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Correct nutrition: A well balanced diet, plenty of protein and complex carbohydrates and small amounts of unsaturated fat is a good start. Fat has twice the amount of ca... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not necessary : Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Best is breast: 3 month old babies don't need supplements. If you are breast feeding, that all he needs. Supplements can be started around 5 to 6 months old. Baby's ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Urine production: If only taking water, a 20 pound baby would need a total fluid intake of almost 1 liter/dar, however, everything we eat also transforms into energy,... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Low risk: Ìf aspiration into the lungs would have occurred, symptoms get progressivly worse, there would be more cough, difficulty breathing and fever. If this ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: You are already putting a medication into his mouth so he will swallow a little bit of it anyway. Also, after a couple of minutes the numbing effect s... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Get some sleep: Sounds like you really need a brake..ask for help from your spouse, a nearby relative or close trustworthy friend. Try to sleep when your baby sleeps,... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Cause/effect? : May be not related. Most babies have loose stools on breast milk and stool consistency (more solid) and smell may change with certain formulas. Breas... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Ignore: Lots of love, patience and perseverance. Don't feel guilty for being tired and asking for help.
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
90th percentile: She is taller than 90% of girls her age. Although girls grow the most the year prior to their first menstrual cycle, she should continue to grow, up t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not likely: Acne is caused by the excessive inflammatory response that your immune system mounts to get rid of a bacteria that normally lives in our skin and to w... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Primary stabbing HA?: These type of HA may be often associated to migraine. The brain (the left hemisphere), does not really hurt. Is it the left side of your head that hur... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Fertility consult: Both you and your husband could be evaluated for fertility. See a specialist and get your definitive answer.
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Normal BMI: Your weight is very adequate for your height. Your are neither overweight nor underweight. Still, it's always important to have a balanced diet and to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Probably normal: Newborn babies may have bm's many times a day, if breastfeeding, usually very liquid, golden yellow, frothy and with small curds. It has very little ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Diagnosis unlikely : The clinical picture you describe is not suggestive of growing pains. Your child needs to be seen by a doctor.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Infection?: The main cause for unexplained fever is infection and sometimes it's hard to identify the focus. If fever continues, he may need a thorough work up in... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Malnourished? : "Malnourished" means not enough calories or not enough protein. It has long term consequences, affecting growth and sometimes development. Processed f... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possible UTI: Symptoms are suggestive of UTI and it's the first diagnossis that has to be ruled out. When there is fever, the kidneys may also be infected, and in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See a doctor.: Petechiae are red flags. Serious infections or severe blood problems can manifest on the skin as petechiae and these conditions urgently need to be ru... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Consanguinity : When parents share genes, such as what occurs with close relatives, there is a higher risk for birth defects, including risk for mental retardation, b... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sexual maturation : Armpit hair development is part of sexual maturation, as are the appearance of pubic hair, testicular increase in volume, enlargement of the penis, fa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Size and duration: Reactive lymph nodes are common after infections, they normally disappear after a few weeks. If a lymph node is larger than 2 cm, or if it does not go... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
How does he look?: You should take him to see a Dr. If he looks sick, has decreased appetite, is lethargic, not active, has spots on his skin or if, for any reason, you ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not normal: "Cracking" could be normal but your knee giving out is not. Most worrisome would be that you could have injured your neck, if you forced your head pos... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Beware of dehydratio: Initially, the most important thing to worry about is not to allow your child to get dehydrated . Watch for urine production, presence of tears and mo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Flu shots r vaccines: Some vaccines hurt. They are an essential part of preventive medicine and do far more good than the pain or other potential side effects that they may... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not known: Prochlorperszine maleate. For pregnancy: category C, which means that there is evidence that it may harm animals but that there are insufficient studi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Many possibilities: Location? Duration? Color? Induration? Peeling? Scaly?Exposures? Blisters? Scabs? Itchy? Other symptoms? Please be a lot more descriptive and specific... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not usual: Most side effects are cardiovascular (ie: fast heart rate) or peripheral nervous system (shakiness) but occasionally there are allergic reactions with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very concerned: The main cause for fever is infection and it's important to identify the focus. Your baby needs a thorough work up, including a physical exam and if ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Keep area dry: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Safety first: 18 month olds usually fall, it’s their way of learning to be individuals and becoming independent. However, it is very important to keep a close eye o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Redness, peeling..: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Redness and peeling may indi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Both are triggered by the same bacteria GABHS, but are different diseases. Rheumatic fever is caused by the overreaction of the own body's immune syst... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eguiguren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eguiguren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am grateful for the prompt and precise advice. I will seriously consider using this site for future non-emergency issues rather than wasting hours at the doctors office to receive the same advice.
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