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Dr. Ameth Aguirre

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
22 years experience male

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Chicago, IL

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Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Neonatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: The vomiting, diarrhea and especially the sore throat put him at risk of dehydration given the fact that he is losing fluids and might not want to eat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Your neonatologist will most likely see your baby while she/he is in the hospital whereas your pediatrician will take over afterwards.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
All: Looks like you are in academic center. In the best case scenario all of the professionals you mentioned work as a team and communicate with each other... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pediatric neurologis: A neonatologist is capable to give you a second opinion but since the seizure are so unusual, he/she will likely get a pediatric neurologist's opinion... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: On the type of cancer location progression so far etc. Ther are many types of bone tumors some are very "easy" to treat others aren't.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Give him tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring his fever down while you schedule an appointment to see his pediatrician today. He needs to be seen.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
May need antibiotics: Sorry about your situation. Unfortunately, in your case it seems that a medical evaluation and some tests (urine analysis/culture) might be needed to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Moisturizer : Avoid hot showers or baths, apply good quality mosturizers (without perfume or any other additives) such as eucerin while skin is still wet, over all ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Could be normal: Especially because he is still 3 years old. However, you have to make sure there is no an underlying medical condition (i.E bladder/kidney issue) that... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: As long as it is to treat a kid. However, most pediatricians who are managing a child with depression or mood disorders refer them to the pediatric ps... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, vitamin k is indicated in all newborns whether they are born vaginally or via c/section. This is to prevent hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. I... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many : You have to go college then take your premedical courses. Go to medical school for 4 years then do pediatrics residency for 3 years and finally 3 year... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: If you have already developed secondary sexual characteristics (voice change, pubic and axillar hair, facial hair) and your doctor has considered your... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Unlikely: At 24 years old your growth plate (an area in your bones) is very much likely closed. Ads, unfortunately claim things are are not medically possible a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: I am a neonatologist and have done many circs!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: There are some medicines that stimulate ovulation since some women could have anovulatory periods. In other cases the reason is totally different but ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many years: After college, it requires 4 years if medical school, 3 years if residency in pediatrics and 3 years of fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine. Goo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See a DR Immediately: This could be something serious, especially since she has difficulty breathing.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See a physician firs: I understand your interest in gaining muscle mass and get fit, but more important is to make sure your overall health is good before engaging in a rou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not many : Tretionin is a medication to treat moderate to severe acne. If you have been told that you need it you may want to see a doctor and talk about it beca... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Severe morbid obesity is associated with serious maternal diseases and pregnancy complications that need the close follow up of a perinatologist. I wo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Green vegetables: Food rich in vitamin k are green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, etc). You can also find it among grains, eggs and yogurt. Supplements... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes, if just asthma : If she just has asthma and no fever or any symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection it is then ok.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No known time: Vitamin k is important in the body for the formation of coagulation factors which will ultimately aid in the coagulation process. It's administration... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Probably : I would call your baby's pediatrician and get that checked. The best case scenario is that such noises are related to floppy airway (which improves w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Bath him!: That is a very high fever. Put cool compresses on his head, chest and other parts of his body to bring the temp down by physical means. You may have t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Both: It is ok for the OB to suction the infant once the head is out but neonatologist takes further steps (suctioning the mouth/nose or the trachea) once t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Likely nothing : There are so many possible causes of nec but as today there is not known cause. Many believe it has to do with the way feedings are advanced others wi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many years: You have to go to college, take pre-med courses then do 4 years of medical school, then 3 years of pediatrics and 3 years of neonatalology. To be a n... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aguirre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aguirre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He's getting seen tomorrow but Thankyu for your advice. Very helpful and his temp has went down
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Thank you , they said it was normal but people kept asking about it so it had me concerned . The second opinion was very helpful !
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Thanks for your quick reply! Have Tylenol and 2 hours afterward high fever still present. Waiting to see dr now. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Panama Faculty of Medicine, Panama
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Oklahoma MEDICAL CENTER

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