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Dr. Debra Tang

Pediatrics
Los Angeles, CA
25 years experience female

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Basketball, baking, travel, reading

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Safety: I think you're asking whether or not you can get pregnant if you're both on birth control pills and nursing a baby. The answer is yes, you can get pr... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Calories: A teenage boy needs 2200-3200 calories per day depending on how active he is and at what stage of development he is. He should be eating a balanced di... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Vaccines and colds: Yes it's fine for your baby to get vaccines if she has a minor cold and no fever.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Pregnancy: Please, please, do not try to abort your baby at home! you need to seek medical care. You can go to your primary care provider, or if you don't have... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Yes: An even easier test is just a urine test that detects chlamydia and gonorrhea.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Fever: Yes you should give him tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or alternate the 2 if his fever is high. You should have a thermometer.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Penile pain: Yes, the chlorine can be irritating. Have him shower/bathe after he swims both in a pool and at the beach. If he's having persistent pain with urina... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Healthy teen: To be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. A balanced diet means eating protein, , dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Teen physicals: A teen physical is just like any other pediatrics physical. I ask questions... About home, school, activities, friends. I also ask questions about d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Nursing & menses: How long it takes a woman to get her period after birth if she's nursing is variable. The amount the baby nurses comes into play, so if the baby is ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Lisp: Speech therapy should help you with your lisp. The speech therapist should teach you home exercises. Good luck!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Fatigue: You need to see your doctor and possibly lab work needs to be done. You might be anemic, you might be depressed, maybe you had mono recently. There ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Speech: You should be evaluated by a speech therapist. Perhaps you need speech therapy. Go see your primary care provider for a referral. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Chlamydia: Chances are that there wasn't only oral sex, so you should definitely go get tested for stds asap. Abstain from sexual activity until you know whethe... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Spit up: How much are you feeding your baby? Spit up can also be from overfeeding. You should take your baby to see his primary care provider. Maybe he need... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on it's own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be tr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Blood in diaper: You should take the diaper to show your pediatrician. I suspect that it's not blood but actually uric acid crystals, which aren't anything to worry a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Phone sex: There's nothing wrong with having phone sex, and there aren't any side effects.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Allergic reaction: You didn't say what the medication was, but you should stop it immediately and make an appointment to see your doctor. In the mean time, you could ta... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Odor: You should go see your primary care provider to see if you have some type of infection that needs to be treated. In the mean time, you should abstain... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Strep throat: You might not be on the right antibiotic. Go see your primary care provider again.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Diaper rash care: He might need a cream from his pediatrician such as Nystatin but in the mean time , there are some things you can do. You need to put a good barrier ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Exercise: Sex is a form of exercise, so if you're engaging in it for a long period and if you're very active during it, then it's natural for you to be sleepy a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
No cough syrup: Cough syrups aren't given to infants, actually they're not recommended for children under 2 years of age. For a 3 month old, you can use a humidifier... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Flat tummy: You need to exercise. You can find exercises on youtube or google it. If you belong to a gym, you can talk to one of the personal trainers. Some ma... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Shampoo: Head and shoulders is an anti-dandruff shampoo and doesn't affect the breasts.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Pregnancy: 5 months really isn't that long when you're trying to become pregnant. Keep in mind that 42 is considered advanced maternal age and there are risks as... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Prednisolone: Prednisolone can make your hair brittle so it seems like your hair is falling out. You can try a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Shampoo: I suspect that your son has seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff. You can look for the following types of shampoo at whole foods: •selenium sulfide ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Lump: It sounds like it might be infected, whatever it is. You should go see your primary care provider, and if you don't have one, go to an urgent care or... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Ear infection: You should go see your primary care provider to see if your ear infection is getting better or worse. Continue taking your antibiotic in the mean tim... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Ear infection: It depends on how long you've been on the medications...It usually takes antibiotics 24-48 hours to start working. If it's been longer, then you shou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Masturbation: No, masturbation doesn't do anything harmful to your body, nor does it stunt your growth.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Antibiotics: I don't know if your cough is better and you just don't have a normal appetite, or if your cough isn't any better as well. If that's the case, then ma... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Pregnancy test: You can get a pregnancy test from the drugstore and do it yourself at home, go to your doctor for a pregnancy test. If you don't want your parents to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Breastfeeding: Yes, you are able to conceive so use protection, unless you'd like to have 2 kids in diapers at the same time.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Formula: Gentlease is a good alternative. Many babies do very well on it. If you'd like to keep the baby on his/her current formula, a trial of probiotics mig... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Ear infections: You should go see your primary care provider. You probably need to be referred to an ENT ( ear/nose/throat) doctor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Pregnancy: You should follow your OB doctor's instructions. If you deliver now, your baby should be 37-38 weeks and likely will be fine.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Constipation: You could give your baby 2 oz of water a day, or some diluted prune juice (1 oz water and 1 oz prune juice). You might want to try a different formul... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Strep throat: You should be better after 4 days of antibiotics, so my recommendation is that you go see your primary care provider again.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Magsoothium cream: I've never heard of it so i googled it and here it is: no other mineral regulates as many body functions as magnesium, and it’s not just for athl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Breastmilk: If you want your baby to have breastmilk again, you'll need to pump both breasts many times a day to stimulate milk production. Pump every 2-3 hours,... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
UTI, cough: If the cough and fever persist, you should go see your family doctor or internist. Or maybe the gyn doctor can listen to your lungs and see whether o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Breastfeeding: Yes, it is normal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
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Make up: You can try a brand of make up called makeup forever.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Sore throat: You might have an infection like strep, that needs antibiotics so you should see your doctor. Allergies can cause throat irritation too, but your do... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Acne is improving: Since you are having fewer breakouts, the retin a (tretinoin) micro is working. A newer medication that might work even better is epiduo. Acne is us... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Bland diet, fluids: It depends on how often the child is vomiting. If it's persistent vomiting, you'll have to take him to see his doctor or maybe even take him to the ed... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
25 years experience
Weight: You are fine. Your bmi is 23.4, which is normal. Enjoy life, enjoy your kids, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and you'll be fine.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you for the replay its very helpful and by the way he has been on prebiotic too and still continue with that...thanks have a great day
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Thanks for your quick reply! The next morning he did not eat well at all and drank only water n pooped motions almost 9-10 times.every time i fed him...he pooped.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much! He is eating very low but ill help him with that

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University of California San Francisco-Fresno

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Third Place, California - Winter
2013
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