Dr. Kristi Woods

Pediatrics
Morrisville, NC
25 years experience female

Locations

Knightdale Pediatrics

Knightdale, NC

Address

4019 Village Park Drive, Knightdale, NC
Directions

Fax

(919) 266-4309

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

Medical Card System Inc

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Building Blocks Pediatrics, PLLC

Morrisville, NC

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

312 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Contraceptive pills will only help you from the time you start taking them and afterwards, assuming you start them at the right time in your cycle. T... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: A tethered cord happens when the end of the spinal cord (the filum terminale) is attached to the sacrum. As growth occurs, this puts tension on the sp... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Wash the medicine out first. And try to get all the nits.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: If it was a fasting blood sugar then yes. If he had recently eaten then no.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Occur more: You might want to check out information about the "hygiene hypothesis" as a possible explanation, but there is evidence that allergies are becoming mo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Suction: Sometimes we parents can be a little too vigorous with the bulb syringe and suctioning the nose. The tip of the syringe should be just at the opening,... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: While your baby is moving now, you won't be able to feel it for another 10 weeks or so (give or take a week.).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: Laser therapy might help depending on the type of lesion. I would suggest you contact a dermatologist, .
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Theatrical makeup: Thicker coverage, such as theater makeup or surgical makeup designed to cover burns or scars. Or, alternatively, a modestly backed dress. If you feel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cool water: Cool water or holding an unopened popsicle may help with pain relief, as will ibuprofen. Do not pop the blisters. As long as they are intact, you don'... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Type of light: The wavelength of light i'd different. Light therapy, using light from the part of the light spectrum you can see, does not cause burns or increase yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Seborrhea?: Without seeing it is impossible to know, but it sounds like it could be seborrhea. It could also be psoriasis. Seborrhea may be helped by an anti-dand... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a doctor: She needs to have her blood levels checked to see if she is anemic. There are prescription meds that might be able to stop the period, but you need to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Call pediatrician: Your pediatrician may want to see him. If there was no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, and child is acting normal you don't need to necessarily go... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
?Anemia: Anemia (low red blood cell count) could cause both of those symptoms. It can be easily checked in most doctor's offices.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: That is a reasonable dose and one would not expect a great deal of transfer to milk at that level.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Assuming you have been treated and are not continually exposed, it should not be a factor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Should not be a problem at this point.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Model good behavior: If you offer healthy meal options, eat them yourself, minimize the unhealthy food available in your house and model healthy choices that may help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Immunotherapy : You can treat allergies with antihistamines. The only way to get rid of allergies is desensitization, where you challenge your immune system with tiny... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: It is possible. You might be having a problem with one of the other ingredients, such as a dye or binder.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Allergies: Cat allergies while pregnant will not affect your child. However, the tendency towards allergy can be inherited, so your child would be at higher risk... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
History and exam: Lots of questions, interacting with the child, thorough developmental history. Some places have a whole day evaluation process.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Allergy therapy: Immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots or sublingual immunotherapy (drops under the tongue.) it builds up your tolerance with the idea of getting ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hemoglobin c trait: There are multiple variants of hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen. As long as you have a normal component (i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Needs to be seen: She needs to be checked for a problem with the conduction in her heart, especially if these episodes occur at rest. More information is needed, howeve... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Should be ok: There is no known interaction.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not herpangina: Herpangina is a self-limited illness which should be completely resolved within two weeks. If you still have "bumps" they are not from herpangina.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can be normal: 171 after eating is not diagnostic of diabetes, but i would want to see a fasting glucose level as well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hard to know: Can't know for certain without seeing it, but it might be lichen striatus. If so, it is not anything to worry about. Lichen striatus is benign, and go... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: You are born with cystic fibrosis, you don't "get" it later in life. It may not be diagnosed right away depending on the type and severity of symptoms... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the areas. It could be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acanthosis, melasma, just to name a few.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Honestly: Without a lot of detail. Something along the lines of, "i hurt myself when i was younger but I am older now and know that it is not a good thing. Some... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possibly: If the reason for using alimentum initially was for milk protein allergy/colitis, it is important to note that a significant percentage of babies with... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Don't know: Without knowing what was being tested, the units, and a reference range, it is impossible to know. Antibodies? Antigen? Pcr? Need more information, pl... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fluid: The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid (csf.) while the brain doesn't really 'float' it is suspended in the fluid, which help... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
What kind?: If you are on birth control pills, and are taking the placebo week (one week out of four with most pills; one week out of 12 with seasonale/seasonique... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Alopecia: Refers to hair loss. It can be due to different things. Patchy hair loss may be alopecia areata. See a dermatologist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes and yes: Igg antibodies are consistent with previous infection. Since your body never 'clears' the herpes virus once infected with it, one you have it, it is a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Get checked: In the absence of any other cold symptoms such as cough, congestion, runny nose, sneezing, headache, fever, etc., i would be very concerned about std,... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a doctor: It is impossible to determine what is causing these symptoms without being able to see them. They may not be related, but regardless if they are bothe... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Past EBV infection: The presence of igg to the ebv capsule means that your body was exposed at some time in the past to ebv and made antibodies against it. It is at its h... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not healing: Vaseline will protect the lips from drying while they heal themselves, but it doesn't actually "heal.".
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Viral illness: Herpes 6 = roseola, a benign self limited infection that occurs in kids under 3. CMV can cause a mono-like illness, and is also generally benign. You ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Go now: Better safe than sorry. If he is hurting all of a sudden, and a new onset rash, it could be a reaction. You did not say where he was hurting, but abd... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: A temporary switch between formulas is probably ok, but it depends on why your child was on soy formula. If it was due to a milk allergy, then you nee... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: You can give antibiotics and ibuprofen. They won't interfere with each other.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possibly: Untreated, strep infection can resolve. However, you increase your risk for complications of strep, notably rheumatic heart disease. You also increase... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Cough medicines are generally not helpful for croup.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Brace: If clinically significant hip dysplasia is present, (abnormal exam past two weeks of age, abnormal hip ultrasound) the bracing is highly likely. Howev... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jun 12, 2013
Dr. Woods has had an impressive start on Healthtap. Excellent informative answers and supportive to patients
Jun 23, 2013
Great responses. Very impressive indeed.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Woods is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks. He is being fussy right now & refusing solids, but my friend will keep offering. After trying solids (great advice), she will try whole milk yogurt shake with fruits and veggies in it, the m...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I read up on IBS and found that I alternate between having diarrhoea and constipation. Are there foods to avoid?
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No how about all you could've elaborated on other problems and yes I did do gonorrhea and the rest of my STDs they were negative just my clan was positive

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

MUSC MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Raleigh Region, NC - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Raleigh Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
North Carolina Medical Society
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