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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lots of things: There are too many causes to list here. Sometimes, the problem is with the fetus-this cannot be controlled. Sometime there are problems with hormones,... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Straight or gay: There is no proven genetic component to sexuality. Just because you are bisexual, it does not mean that your child will be. (just as if you were heter... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Antihistamine: Daily antihistamine can help, and they are over the counter. Nasal steroids, which are prescription can also help but they work best when taken consis... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Develops: Pcos symptoms are due in part to hormone imbalances. These hormones do not become "highly" active until the onset of puberty, so that would be the ear... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a doctor: A cough that severe should be evaluated. You cannot know whether it is serious or not without her being checked by her pediatric provider. She could h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Don't stop QVAR: An inhaled steroid will not affect the vaccine. If you were taking prednisone, then yes, it could but Qvar is not absorbed enough into the body to cau... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shots are safer: Those immunizations are much safer than actually having chicken pox, measles, mumps, or rubella (German measles.) I would not recommend that the get t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rare finding: In the absence of some type of connective tissue disorder (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos) your risk of AAA is extraordinarily small. That being said,... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No cure: Treatment consists of keeping the airways open. This is achieved by reducing inflammation in the lining of the airways, as well as relaxing the muscle... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Time: I am so sorry for your loss. A grief counselor or therapist might be of benefit. If you are experiencing more than a grief reaction, you might benefit... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: Tapeworm infections are not terribly common so from that standpoint it makes t. Solis less likely. However, it is easy enough to check with a simple s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Check concentration: 15 ml of either 160 mg/ 5ml Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen 100mg/ 5 ml. Follow the dosing intervals on the package.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sleep: You'll probably be very sleepy, and i wouldn't recommend doing it again. But you should be fine.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
104 f/40 c: These are the highest ones, and they are the same.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Chest X-ray : Once vaccinated the PPD would always be positive. A chest x-ray could indicate if there was an infection.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: Ultrasound performed at 7-10 weeks is supposedly accurate to within 3 days. The later the ultrasound, the less accurate it is. If ultrasound done at 1... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Probably viral ge. Vomiting can be up to 2 days (any longer and child should be seen; should be seen immediately if vomit is bright green or bloody.)... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varies: Activity level and size play a role. Look at www.Choosemyplate.Gov and create a profile with age, gender, height, weight, and activity level for a gen... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: If your grandson has been diagnosed with diaper candidiasis (yeast infection) then anti fungal cream, including otc creams, can be used. I would recom... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rubella immune: It means you have antibodies to rubella, and are considered immune to the infection.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on damage: A certain level of damage can get better, but depending on how much damage was done even 20 years ago, your body may not have been able to completely ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Type of rickets?: If his rickets is dietary he needs calcium and vitamin d. However there are other forms which require different treatment, and you need to know what k... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not worried: Toddlers fall a lot. Short distances (like less than the height of their bodies) should not cause a problem other than bruising. Generally the kids c... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
After 24 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours you are oh longer contagious.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not necessarily: I'd recommend getting it looked at if it hurts. An ear infection could be crackly, cut crackly doesn't mean ear infection.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unlikely: It should not have an effect.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anemia: The only reason to take b-12 shots is to treat pernicious anemia, which is caused by b-12 deficiency; or if you have a condition that makes if difficu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: Irregular periods are not uncommon, but galactorrhea ( breast milk production) is. You need to be seen.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many things: Infection, poor air flow into the lungs, poor blood flow to and from the lungs, a heart problem such as a hole within the heart could all cause this. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes, sort of: We are born with a connection between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) called a patent foramen ovale. It should close shortly after bir... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: Fever itself is rarely harmful. It is actually helpful. How the child is acting is a more important indicator of how she is doing.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: While Folic Acid is recommended during pregnancy, the lack of supplement does not cause defects. Supplements decrease the risk that your child will ha... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Brief UV exposure: Pr will resolve on its own, but it can take several weeks. Some folks recommend sunlight exposure ( once, for maybe 30 minutes or so.) even then, it w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possible: It could definitely cause irritation and drying as it is a relatively strong acid. To what type of outbreaks are you referring?
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: If you haven't taken your son to a gastroenterologist, it is probably time. However, i cannot tell you what is next without knowing what has been done... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Get vaccinated: Get the flu shot, not flumist. For someone with a weakened immune system, whether from disease or medications, catching the flu could be devastating.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby'... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Symptomatic tx: There is nothing you can use for your child to hasten the resolution of the cold. Treat the symptoms-saline and suction for stuffy/runny nose. Lots o... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Will improve: Babies drool a lot, and it increases with teething. This is normal and will get better with time.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on cause: Hydroquinone based creams are used to help lighten dark spots. What you are describing, however, could be a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Thi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes, but: You really shouldn't. You run the risk of prematurely aging your skin as well as increased risk of skin cancers.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Destruction of cells: The platelets could be getting destroyed faster than they are being made. This can be caused by viruses, an autoimmune process, certain drugs. It coul... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jau... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
400 units: The recommendation for breast fed babies is 400 international units of vitamin d daily.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Bedtime routine: A very common cause of this is routinely rocking/singing/holding child until they are asleep and then putting them in their crib. They have not learne... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varies: Formula fed infants generally at least once/day, sometimes once every other day. Breast fed infants can go up to a week without pooping. Regardless, i... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Psychiatric help: You need mental health help. Despite your logical knowledge that you don't have rabies, you still feel like you have it. Explanations that you don't h... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sun avoidance: You might have melasma (aka chloasma), sometimes known as "mask of pregnancy." it can be caused, in part, by pregnancy hormones. Your doctor can make ... 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?
HealthTap member
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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