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Dr. James DuRant

Pediatrics
Columbia, SC
12 years experience male

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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Pediatrics

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United States: South Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
1 change at a time: Big time lifestyle changes are difficult to maintain. Attempt to make 1 big change at a time. Usually in our clinic we try to cut out sodas and suga... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Continue the convo: Keep talking to them about it. Talk about why would like them to see a doctor, but don't seem like you are forcing them. Talk about the benefits. U... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Folliculitis, eczema: It is tough to diagnose a rash without seeing it, but small bumps on the stomach could be a folliculitis, contact irritation, eczema, or a number of o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Statistics: Its a way of rephrasing the statistics. The cdc states 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: As your child grows it will appear smaller. I can still feel my bump, but it has stayed the same size and my other bones have grown.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
If you take steroids: If you are taking steroids for a prolonged period that can set you up for thrush.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: If you are experiencing any changes in touch sensation, decrease range of motion, swelling, numbness, change in color, or any changes from normal yo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
6 months: 6 months is a good time to start trying to wean from the bottle to a sippy cup. Here's a link that talks about a good way to do it. http://www.parent... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Limit distractions: Try to setup a distraction free study environment - no cell phone, no computers, no tvs - and see if this helps. If this continues and is happening a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
I want to know too!: We all want to find out. There are many theories and researchers are looking to separate truth from fiction. Autism is a very complicated diagnosis,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Your doctor!: Your doctor can diagnose you as adhd is a clinical diagnosis. This means that by hearing your story and ruling out other issues, he or she can make t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
A good balance: Fruits, vegetables, meats. It's easier to say what to avoid - sodas, sweet tea, sugary drinks, sugary foods. All of these are just empty calories.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depressed?: Are you feeling your are depressed at all? Is menopause approaching? These are just some of the many things that could be causing you to be more emoti... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: If there is no pain then you can wait it out for 2 or 3 days. If there is pus behind the ear drum or pain then an antibiotic will be needed to attack... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Sometimes we do see a brief leveling off of weight gain as toddlers get more picky in diet and some of it is normal. Continue to follow up with your ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Moisturize, benadryl (diphenhydramine): It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it, but if it itches and is small try some moisturizing cream such as aquaphor or vaseline to keep i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
In children, yes: In children we do see asds get smaller with age. If this question is in regards to the adult heart, you would need to contact your cardiologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No orgasm needed: You do not have to have an orgasm to get pregnant.
A male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Get Services!: Receiving a diagnosis is very difficulty, but know that there are extensive resource networks to help your child and your family. Depending on your l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Tough to say: He may have a corneal abrasion which is changing how lights at night are being refracted. Definitely go see your pediatrician or an eye doctor as soo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes!: It does make a huge difference in many people's lives. Many people feel more confidence and validation when they learn there is a reason they have is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Therapies: Therapies such as aba (applied behavior analysis), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are some of the therapies which have bee... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Reflux: Reflux is a common occurrence in children. We call the baby who spits up and is growing well and happy to be the "happy spitter". 40% of infants wil... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Probably not: There are many home remedies that are often suggested, but most of them to not have evidence to support them. It depends on the cause of the infectio... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No known cause: There is currently no known cause. A diagnosis is usually made after a psychiatrist or physician obtains a complete history and physical and bases th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Water will help with hydration which is important when someone has very. Very often a fever can be caused by a virus. When febrile a pain reducer su... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Hip Development: The big issue with breech babies is they can at higher risk for developmental dysplasia of the hip. (ddh) your pediatrician will just need to do a hip... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Be Patient: We are still learning about migraines and the mechanisms behind them daily. It is important to be sure they are actually migraines by discussing them... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
With a professional: Discussing your options through private therapy is the best proven method. Discuss with your doctor in finding a good therapist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
It does have risks.: The academy of pediatrics recommends a flat surface to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (sids). A more important aspect of helping the child slee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Melatonin: I like to start with suggesting melatonin. It is a natural, over the counter supplement that we use in children to help with sleep when taking stimul... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Tough question: Sometimes it's easier to sit around and do less activity and therefore it requires more motivation and incentive for them to have a more active lifest... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Go see your doctor: Colds can last a long time during winter time, but a fever should not last that long. If your child is having daily fevers then your doctor needs to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Not related to shot: With it being a week later, the symptoms are likely not related to the shot. Treat this like you would any other illness. It could be just a cold an... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Feel free to treat your allergies while breastfeeding. These is no problem with Claritin (loratadine) and breastfeeding.
A member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes but...: If the nose is broken it possibly would need to be reset to prevent problems with sinus issues later. Go see your pediatrician and he or she may refe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Schools vary: Ask a school administrator to find out. It's your right to know what is going into your body. In the meantime you can look up food information onlin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Vision check: Headaches from changes in vision and eye straining are very very common. Get your vision checked first!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Psychologytoday.com: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com provides a good directory to begin your search. Ask your doctor though and he or she may have great local recom... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes!: You need rest to overcome these illnesses. A common symptom of both can be tiredness, but much more common with flu.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
ADHD: It depends on what you consider a problem. If you are having difficulty remembering what you read or it is taking much longer to read, then problems ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Developmental Peds: A developmental and behavioral pediatrician has completed a 3 years pediatrics residency and then goes on to a 3 year fellowship for developmental and... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Go see your doctor: Flu, mono and viral meningitis are some of the many causes that could go along with this. Most likely it is musculoskeletal in nature. Try to tyleno... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Get a good breakfast: A good breakfast in the morning will provide the energy you need for your body and brain. Waking up an extra 5 minutes early to get some food will ma... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Could be Strep: You could have strep throat. Go see your doctor and have him or her take a look.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of bre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: If you are having no fever then you are good to return to school.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Call and ask: Call and cask to be sure, but i think they still would be able to do the procedure. Laryngitis is likely just some irritation and shouldn't affect th... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. DuRant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. DuRant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Graduated 2010MD

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