Dr. Kermit Brunelle

Pediatrics
Bedford
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Address

14 Baldwin Lane
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Office

Bedford

Bedford Pediatrics, PA

Bedford, NH

About

Bio

I am from Northern Vermont originally, Colchester to be exact. So I have a traditional conservative values, with a Left leaning politique. I grew up in a small rural town (Its more of a bedroom community now), where half the kids were involved with either dairy farming, vegetable farming, or egg farming. Learning to make due with what we had was good enough. I was one of six children. I was second oldest. Making up games and playing outside was how we all filled the time. We had a garden, and a wood burning furnace. It was my job to fill the wood furnace at two in the morning. We grew a lot f food. From potatoes, carrots, squash, beans, melons, cucumbers, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, scallions, strawberries, apples, tomatoes

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Newborn not sleeping: You're right, most babies this age are sleeping 14-18 hours per day. The most common thing that comes to mind is the baby may have a bit of reflux. D... Read More
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Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Has it moved?: Fracturing a four year old's nose is exceedingly difficult. Most of the exterior nasal bones are still very soft cartilage. If you have him lay down... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Is there a Family Hx: It sounds like you might have a familial form of anemia. E.G. Pernicious anemia. I think you might benefit from a visit to a hematologist, it does n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
There is no hurry: It does not sound like she is ready for textures yet. Every baby is different. Keep trying the textures weekly. One day they will go down, and stay... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Vocal cord nodules: You should take your son to see an ent. Vocal cord nodules can be treated with speech therapy, or with surgical interventions if the problem does not... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Maybe antibiotics...: If you are in your teens, then see a doctor asap. You could have a type of vd, which is curable with antibiotics, for you and your partner. Or you m... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Your best efforts...: will be good enough. Please keep your perinatologist, and OB informed. Babies are the ultimate parasite. They will stay healthy longer than the hos... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Could be nerves : During any limb surgery, especially of this type, nerves can be damaged on the process. As those nerves regenerate, and heal they may induce fascicul... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Probably not Scabies: Scabies infestations tend to make you itch in all the private places, and on your arms and legs. If your scalp is the only part of your body involved... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
21-35 days: Normal periods generally happen 21-35 days apart. It may be time to have your periods regulated for a period of time (2-3 years) by cycling on oral co... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes. absolutely.: You body's metabolism for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will clear the medication as long as you are not on the xr type, and as... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ick!!: If you wash the garment appropriately you should not worry about acquiring anything. But just the thought of lice, wart virus, scabies, worms to nam... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Most likely Yes: But because of the testicular atrophy he may need to have hormonal replacement therapy. And then again it depends on the degree of atrophy. If he ma... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Salads: Late at night you don't want to pack on calories, so foods that induce satiety are the trick. Peanut butter on Celery, or fruits are always good. Avo... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
That IS the Primary: defect in all of the dysmotile cilia syndromes. It is the cytoskeletal componennts that make up the cilia which are defective. see also: http://www.... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes they can be: Anxiousness, and anxiety could be symptoms of hypothyroidism. You want to make sure that his synthroid (thyroxine) ( if he is on it ) is therapeutic... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
At about 13 kg, a dose of 200 mg if she had eaten the whole thing is in the therapeutic range. The usual dose would have been 130 mg. So you do not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Cold induced HIves: Some children/adults will get hives on exposed skin. Its called cold induced hives. No not allergic. Antihistamines can help.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Keep asking: There are a lot of questions here. Is the baby taking more than 20 minutes to finish? Is there sweating while he is drinking? Does the milk contact ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Allergy: Very few of us are born with allergies. But can develop them over time after repeated exposures. The pregnancy could have changed the susceptibility ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ignore: Faith is knowing the forces behind you are stronger than the fears in front of you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Breast feeding ...: suppresses ovulation. In some parts of the world this is the only form of family planning and the only way Moms can space their children apart. You ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
About 2.5-3 oz. per : I use as a general estimate 2.5-3 oz. per pound per day.Example:a 10 pound 8 week old should be consuming between 25,and 30 oz. per day divided into 6... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It is Possible, But.: The upper number is possible. The range would be from 90-130. The lower number looks a little bit low where 65-85 would be considered normal. The m... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Acholic stools: Acholic stools could represent a problem with your child's hepatobiliary system. this system aids in the digestion and absorption of certain types of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
That depends...: If you are considering immodium as treatment for a diarrheal illness. I would advise against its use, but that said it is safe. If you are taking th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
The basic issue: Severe anxiety is what drives the alcoholic to drink alcohol (a potent anxiolytic). Sometimes anxiety is expressed as "control issues", and inflexibi... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Plastic and ...: Reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgeons have at their disposal an entire palate of ways to change the shape of the skull. It is clearly on your mind... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Too many possibiliti: Small red pimply rashes with tiny pinhole scabs on top are indeed bug bites. Especially if the lesions are on exposed areas like arms and legs.Do you ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Many possiblities: For this issue I would recommend that you see the doctor who gave you the vaccine, and explain your symptoms. I suspect he would want to send you to ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes-there's a range: there is a range of normal Blood pressure. from about 105-120 for the first number and 73-81 for the second number. 117/80 is perfectly NORMAL.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
If you're thinking .: about food,and eating more than you "should" be, and it has become obsessive, and it takes away from enjoyment from other aspects of your life, you mi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
HgB-F is Fetal ...: HgB-f stands for Fetal Hemoglobin. Usually this is replaced by adult hemoglobins by the age of six months. If there is persistent HgB-f you may have... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Are his poops hard?: The most common blood-in-stool issues result from stools that are too hard, or fissuring at the anus.Check his bum,if you see a small crack in the ski... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Let your body do the: balancing. Rather than taking pharmacologic doses of supplements, try to eat foods that are rich in the Omega fatty acids. Eat Oily fish (Tuna, Salmo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ibuprofen is safe: You should also consult with your OB/GYN to let her know that you are having uterine contractions when you breast feed as well. Although very common,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Veges: Any food stuffs that contain large amounts of fiber. Fiber is plant sourced undigestable cellulosic solids, that adsorb water from the gut, thereby g... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes - but...: Seasonale is a 91 day monophasic ocp. This means the dose of the synthetic progesterone/estrogen is the same throughout the 84 days followed by the 7... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes but...: Just remember that penetrating intercourse is not the only way a "girl" can be satisfied. Many studies have shown that what a girl wants is your tota... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not exactly...: Your son should have had a mono spot test, heterophile antibody test, of formal ebv titers($$$$). You have not listed any of these definitive tests. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Proud parents: Big people have big children, little people have little children, smart people have smart children, don't rush things. God gives us children ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes.: Baby stools will slowly become more regular over the next three to four months. It is not unusual for a breastfeeding infant to skip up to 5 days bet... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Could Be, but..: To help you i would need a few more clues. Right now i would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocort... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes but...: What was the predominant type of WBC present? Serial wbc's can give us reassurance that we are dealing with a virus, but there are still other more s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Keep connected: Allergic reactions to penicillin type drugs can be dangerous. You should be in daily contact with your doctor. Especially if the interventions don't... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Get many opinions: A minimum of interventions, right now, will prolong the need for a total knee replacement into her 60's. This injury will lead to early osteoarthritis... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
He could be sick: Or he may have an allergy, or he could have ge reflux. Or even reacting to particulates on his airway surfaces. There are so many causes of cough it ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Well over a month: Chronic and heavy Cannabis smokers have been shown to have a mean half-life of urinary detection of THC of 32 days. In one case a chronic heavy user h... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Just: Just remember that: You cannot want More for your child, than your child wants for themselves.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Brunelle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brunelle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It's dry, pretty sure it's eczema. Taking her to doctor tomorrow. She has had a cough too.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Iv asked so many times ur first one to trully read look n answer my ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, Can u explain stool studies and elimination diet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont College of Medicine, VT
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

PRIMARY CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, New Hampshire - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Manchester Region - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New Hampshire - Summer
2014
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