Dr. Osman Farooq

Pediatrics - Neurology
Buffalo, NY
22 years experience male

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Pediatrics - Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

352 Answers
132 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: If your brain has not fully recovered from a concussion, you can continue to have ongoing problems. After a concussion, your brain needs complete res... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Possibly: A person can certainly be 'accident prone.' With each successive concussion, it lowers your threshold to have another one, especially if your haven't... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Tremor: Hand tremor can occur due to many reasons. It can commonly occur when kids get overstimulated or excited. A good screening test would be an eeg. If... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Possibly: There is a concern that taking evening primrose oil might make seizures more likely in some people. If you have a history of seizure, avoid using it.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Thats tough.: This is a tough one. When people reach adulthood, they think they know their bodies better than anyone, and they don't always want to do what is righ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: I agree with dr. Cohen. I will add that anyone having suicidal thoughts should go to the nearest emergency department. This also hold tru if you hav... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Rest: I agree with drs goldie and fowler. I would like to add that in our community recently, a high school football player died from a head injury he sust... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Good question: Honestly I do not know much about meditation. But i don't like to use medicines unless necessary. Try rubbing Vicks or tiger balm on your forehead. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: If you have headaches in the mornings or headaches that wake you up from sleep, you should get checked out by a neurologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: If you think you could be having post-partum depression then you should get checked. It is even more important to get checked immediately if you are ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: It would be good to get a full check up. This may include neuropsychiatric testing, in which your brain function and memory can be assessed.
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A member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: Headaches can be due to numerous causes. Sleep disorders can be a common cause. If you have severe headaches upon waking up, or if headaches wake yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. At times, head injuries can be minor and we might not think much of them. If you have any headaches... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Possibly: After a traumatic brain injury, people can certainly have ongoing memory and learning problems. A good evaluation would be neuropsychological testing... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Possibly: I agree with dr. Wynn. I will add that it may also depend on how long you've been on this medicine. If it is a med that you recently started, then t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
It is possible: I agree with dr. Armstrong. I want to add that in our community recently, a high school football player died from a head injury he sustained while pl... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Prevent them: 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: This could be happening for multiple reasons. It would be good to bring it to the attention of your doctor. They can determine if your child need fu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Rest and digest: One theory would be to sleep it off. Other people have luck with walking it off. Do what feels better.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Headache diary: 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when i get sinus pressure headaches i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Get checked: If your brain has not fully recovered from a concussion, you can continue to have ongoing problems. After a concussion, your brain needs complete res... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when i get sinus pressure headaches i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Work them: Do different types of curls and extensions. Eat right. And keep changing up your workout routine. Your muscles get 'used to' the same work out, so ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Migraines: A migraine can be associated with symptoms, such as nausea/vomiting, vision changes, sensitivity to light or sound, etc. They can be very troubling b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Don't: Don't bite them ; don't pick the hang nails around them. Eat healthy and take vitamins ; fish oil.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 years experience
Work them: Do different types of curls and extensions. Eat right. And keep changing up your workout routine. Your muscles get 'used to' the same work out, so ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 22 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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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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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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