Dr. James DuRant

Pediatrics
Columbia, SC
13 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

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76 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Professional Help: Ptsd needs one on one counselling and a medical/psychological approach to provide the child with support. This is an issue which needs to be addresse... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Tension headache: Most likely is a tension headache which usually occurs later on in the day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin usually helps to relieve it. Get your v... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Surverys, interviews: Most likely the practitioner will ask you questions to learn about your behavior history starting from childhood. It may be through interview or on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: With eating bone and then vomiting there is potential for aspiration. Watch him very closely - breathing, activity. As a parent i would feel more co... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
It varies: A fasting blood glucose greater than or equal to 126 is considered a level of diabetes. Less than 45 is too low. A random glucose of greater than 20... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Developmental Peds: A developmental and behavioral pediatrician is one type of specialist who will see and treat the symptoms of autism.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No: Those are two separate diagnosis. There really isn't a blend between the two, but a person can have both issues.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: 10mg should cause no problems, in fact that is an appropriate dose for children greater than 6 years old, but do not exceed 10mg in a day.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
It's great!: Between 30 to 60 minutes daily is a good goal.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Color doesn't matter: Color is not important in stool. It can vary depending on what you eat. If you are concerned that there may be blood in the stool then go to your do... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Birth trauma: Bones can fracture during vaginal deliveries due to brith trauma. These fractures are much more rare during c-sections but can happen.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Same infection: If your symptoms did not resolve then possibly your ear infection wasn't completely treated and may need a different antibiotic. Get your doctor to c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No: There isn't such thing as an allergic rhinitis attack. You will just have to suffer through the pollen like so many of us. Try Claritin (loratadine)... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Nasal saline drops: 2 or 3 times per day utilize some nasal saline drops such as "little noses" and use bulb suction to remove the congestion. The children may fight you... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: Most likely with the exposure to strep and your sore throat, his fever, GI symptoms, you both could have strep throat and require Amoxicillin for trea... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Rest, water, time: We don't have a quick fix for the cold yet. Acetaminophen and other over the counter medications will help with the symptoms though.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Sure: If he's acting normal and not having any issues breathing then it is no problem. If you do notice him wheezing, any swelling, or are concerned he's h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No answer right now: At this time we do not know what causes autism or what could decrease the prevalence of autism. We are searching for answers, but please do not think... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Potty Training signs: That is an early sign of being closer to ready for potty training. While still a little too early to start trying potty training you can begin gettin... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Watch your urine: As long as your urine output is continuing to be normal that means you are doing an adequate job of keeping up. Though, if diarrhea is lasting longer... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Possibly the flu: Almost all of those are flu-like symptoms. If it continues i would check in with her doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Now: As a pediatrician, we recommend establishing a dental home at age 1.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Signs below...: Common symptoms we discuss are changes in sleep, decreased interest in normal interests, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, decreased concentration,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Sleep specialist: A sleep study may be required to get data on the sleep disorder and a sleep specialist referral will help with dealing with the disorder. Ask your pe... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Possibly: Most likely this is sinus drainage from your recent infection, but there is a possibility that this could be cerebral spinal fluid. You should go to ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No orgasm needed: You do not have to have an orgasm to get pregnant.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 13 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
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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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