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Dr. Marcelo Laufer

Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
miami, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

miami children's hospital

miami, FL

Address

3200 sw 60th court, suite 206, miami, FL
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Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: You are dehydrated and need fluids now (iv fluids) 6 pounds is a lot, you should be i the er not in front of the computer good luck.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Dextromethorphan the cough suppressant and clorfeniramine the antihistamine in in xl3 should not be used with xanax (alprazolam).
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: H pylori manifest with abdominal pain and heartburn.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Hives means allergy to the medication.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Fungus can be seen: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis try tea tree shampoo if no relief consult a dermatologist.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Very diff tx: Skin: otc Clotrimazole (lotrimin) scalp: it requires oral medication prescription based (griseofulvin or fluconazole) prostate: never heard of prost... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depends: Meningococcal vaccine (menactra or menveo) now we know needs boosting at least 5 years after the first dose hemophilus meningitis vaccine, the 3 seri... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes and no: In countries where oral polio vaccine is used 1 per 1, 000, 000 can get polio from the vaccine. In us we don't use that vaccine since 1993.
A female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Walking pneumonia: Atypical is also known as walking pneumonia . "typically" pneumonia is caused by a bacteria called pneumococci which manifest with fever, cough and on... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Could be scabies: You are describing either scabies or eczema (allergy). If you are also itching in hands and feet it is very likely that it is scabies. In that case al... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Rarely: If you had scabies for a long time it may happen; there is a form of scabies called norway scabies that affects immune suppressed people and can affec... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It may: Any chemical in excess can be dangerous. The other issue is: 1. why do you spend so much time cleaning?? 2. why do isolate yourself in the bathroom? I... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: chest pain and shortness of breath (off and on). You have to sit down with your doctor and review medications and potential predisposing conditions yo... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Campylobacter is acquired through exposure to it. The most common exposure is contaminated food.......where does contaminated food goes: sewage. To pr... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
None: Infection with rubella and cytomegalovirus in adults does not require treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes and no: If you have pulmonary tuberculosis you have to be cleared by the local health department to go back to the hospital.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Boost your immunity: If you get an extra adult tdap (pertussis vaccine combined with tetanus and diphteria) you might have a little more pain at the injection site. If you... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Igg is from the vaccine you got years ago, you have not been recently not infected if your igm is negative.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Soon: Almost immediately, but the Ivermectin =does not kill the eggs so you need to repeat the dose in 2 weeks.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Request culture: Not every tonsil infection requires antibiotics. Reuqest your physician a culture of the throat.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Asthma or whooping : 20 % of adults with cough lasting more than 3 weeks have whooping cough. The other possibilities are asthma and even relux. I would consult with a pul... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Steroids: The most important question is why you have fever. Unless you have allergy to these two medications, it bothers me that you need another medication to... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Go to your dr: You might need oral medication, you can try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream first.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Only if is the flu: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) only treats influenza which at times causes vomiting and diarrhea but more commonly causes fever, muscle aches and sniffles.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: Group b strep causes meningitis in newborns, old people but it is not common to affect children over the age of 3 m.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
2 doses are enough: There are 2 rotavirus vaccines, RotaTeq and rotarix. Rotateq requires 3 doses and Rotarix 2. The schedule starts at 6 weeks. They cannot be given aft... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes and no: Once appropriately treated, is gone......But you can get it again left untreated can lead to severe infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes, cond... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It depends: If you had c pox as a child you dont need it but you will need the shingles vaccine at 55y. If you never had c pox you can get it. You are not going ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
High chance: You are going to know in the next few days if you got scabies: itching rash.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes it is safe: C pox vaccine is a live vaccine that could in theory be contagious if the person who got the vaccine develops a c pox rash; this is extremely uncommon... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Wrong medication: If you have ringworms, triamcinolone, which is a steroid, is the wrong medication. You need an anti fungal agent. Over the counter medications are lot... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Oral medication: nail fungal infection does not resolve with creams or alcohol, only medication (toenail may take up to 6months of tx).Ask your doctor to culture the t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Voice is generated in the vocal cords. If you lost your voice you probably have laryngitis not pneumonia.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: The spleen enlargement in mono is not painful , neither in the beginning of the illness nor late in the disease.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It does for most: 2 doses of the vaccine will protect 95 % of the people for severe disease for the rest of their life and will protect about 70 % of the people against... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: If you get bcg (tb vaccine) you can get false positive PPD for up to 4 years. A blood test quantiferon will differentiate false positives from true po... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Not after 1 week: Treat with anti fungals cream such as Lamisil (terbinafine) for not less than 3-4 weeks, otherwise they will come back.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Unusual: Most meningitis present with fever, neck pain, stiff neck.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Touching the skin: There are 2 TB test. The skin test, ppd, if positive will elicit an induration underneath the skin. If the diameter is 15 mm or larger is positive. If... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Probably the bleeding is not from the vagina but from nearby engorged blood vessels: hemorrhoids. I advise you visit your gyn who can examine the vagi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Medication: The most common medication is Permethrin 5 % apply to whole body (neck to toe) leave it for 12 hours, shower and repeat in 2 weeks. Treat every one at... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes and no: If the cough is chronic (more than a month) definitely it could be related to environmental factors. Dry mouth might be related to cough though. I rec... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Needs abx: Imagine the lung as a sponge filled with air in which the pipes comunicate with each other; the non-mtb travels from one piece of the lung to other. S... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Therapy: Daily nightmares could be a sign of anxiety or stress, i would seek psychological evaluation.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Antibiotics: Adenopathy is enlargement of lymph nodes. If he ad a wound and a lymph node close tot he wound enlarged it might be infected. It is important he is... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes an no: Dextromethorphan (component in delsym) should only be used at the appropriate dose aafter your pediatrician made sure that the child does not have pne... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It depends: If you ever had a procedure on your cervix for abnormal pap you are at risk premature labor. Mononucleosis does not cause abnormal paps. Twin gestatio... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Laufer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Laufer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks lot Dr. I guess I should stop the Acyclovir, but I just don't understand why the allergy took such a long time to develop.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks for a different opinion. He already saw a physician.
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This saved my life. Thank You! I was so worry! Dr know, in my country medical's not really good.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Asuncion Faculty of Medical Sciences, Paraguay
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
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