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Dr. Osman Farooq

Pediatrics - Neurology
Buffalo, NY
21 years experience male

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Pediatrics - Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

352 Answers
132 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Vicks: One thing that I do when i get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! it works for me.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
When: When drying your hair with a towel, don't rub too hard, as this an break you hair follicles.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete re... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: I agree with dr. Chandwani. If your headaches don't respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then you may want to get checked out by your doctor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Website: A good resource to prepare a report is http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/polio.
A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Dizziness can be a part of post-concussion syndrome. If your dizziness, headaches or any other symptoms worsen, it would be good to be re-evaluated. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete re... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
It is possible: In our community recently, a high school football player died from a head injury he sustained while playing football. So, yes, it is possible.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: I agree that it depends on the baby's position (laying down or sitting up). Another thing to watch for is how your baby is acting. If he/she is smil... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been reported to cause arm/leg pain, muscle spasms, and sore muscles. These occur in less than 15% of patients. If yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: According to my research, there are no documented interactions. But you should discuss it with your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: It is possible, but it depends on many factors. Such as their level of functioning before the coma, what was the cause of the coma, how long they wer... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possible: It is possible, but the reason that they are going into a coma is usually more concerning than being placed in the coma medically. If they are being o... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Caffeine: Too much caffeine can cause all of your sumptoms - nausea, dizziness, anxiety and chest pain. But these symptoms do not mean that you are having a st... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
None: According to my research, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not interact with antibiotics.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
meningitis : Tb meningitis is a very serious condition. It can overtake the nervous system and cause alteration of awareness, loss of consciousness, seizures, et... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors. Most importantly, it depends on the age of the patient. If it is a baby or child, it could mean something completely d... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Blood tests: Blood tests and genetic testing are usually done to evaluate for 'channelopathies.' eeg and MRI are also useful tests in any case of epilepsy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
No: Metadate is not a drug that typically shows up on most tox screens. However, obtaining levels in the blood is possible if specifically tested for.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the sev... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: If you have a runny nose after a concussion, it would be good to get checked out. You would have to make sure that you aren't leaking the fluid that ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: There is a wide range in dosing for Neurontin (gabapentin) for rls. It usually ranges from 300mg to 1800mg. But don't change your medication dose on... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: Any time your heart stops pumping, the blood in your arteries and veins stops flowing. Therefore all of the organs are not getting the blood they nee... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia basically means 'paralysis of all four limbs.' there can be different degrees of severity of quadriplegia.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: This answer would be best to come from your prescribing doctor. Your doctor may want to increase the dose of one medicine rather than starting a seco... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
CPS: A complex partial seizure (cps) is one that starts in one area of the brain, and can cause symptoms on one side of your body. Secondary generalizatio... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Catamenial seizures: Catamenial seizures are seizures that occur during a female's menses. There are specific treatment options and it would be best to see a neurologist ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Levels: We also usually obtain blood levels of valproic acid to make sure it's in the therapeutic range. It will give us a good indication of how much room w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Sleep: The best things you can do to help sleep is to have a relaxing routine before bed. Avoid exercise or strenuous activity before bedtime. Avoid watchi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Seizures: Seizures can occur due to multiple reasons. In addition there are other things that can look like a seizure but not really be a seizure. Therefore y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Try: Try to take out some time everyday to do nothing but relax and tune everything else out.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: You should get checked out as soon as possible. Some of your symptoms sound concerning, and it is not worth waiting it out.
A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: Shingles can be a very painful disorder. Even after the skin lesions have cleared up, you can still have neuropathic pain. I would suggest going to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete re... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Exertion: Over-exertion can do it. If you are putting your body under extreme physical conditions, especially if you don't have proper fuel (nutrition) in your ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
That depends: It really depends on multiple factors, and it can vary from person to person. In addition to medications, it is important to try to identify any pote... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: This depends on multiple factors. It can be a 'chicken and egg' scenario. Is it that the seizure caused the brain damage or the brain damage caused ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Farooq is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farooq is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! My Dr. is amazing, & didn't have any issues with these 2 medications. I just wanted a 2nd opinion, so to speak. The pharmacist also she didn't think that it woul...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He's takes 2 10mg tablets of Onfi daily still no improvment thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will def try this. I get debilitating sinus headaches 3-5 x/week!

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Residency

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Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Buffalo Region, NY - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Buffalo Region, NY - Summer
2013
Top Child Neurologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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