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Dr. Judy Black

Pediatrics
IL
23 years experience female

About

Bio

I have 12 years of experience in pediatrics caring for children in clinics and in the hospital. For the past 7 years I have focused in hospital based medicine caring for patients ranging from premature infants through teenagers. I have special interests in the care of children with special needs. I am also a mother to four children, including a daughter with special needs

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a lot of possibilities ranging from personality to learning disability to problems with hearing or processing or anxiety. I would recommend ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Hearing ok?: The fact that she is cooing is reassuring, but i would want to keep an eye on her development and make sure her hearing is ok. Are you seeing her resp... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
10th percentile: Your height is at the 10th percentile. So, if you line up 100 boys your age, 90 of them will be taller than you. This is shorter than average, but it ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
See your doctor: I think your son should be seen by his doctor. If an infant is not gaining weight, this can be a big problem. Your son's doctor can check his growth c... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Probably not: Probably not significant. Babies move a lot and waving hands and feet can be normal activity. If you are concerned, have your doctor take a look at yo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Nothing wrong: You can get stretch marks from your growth spurt during puberty. Some people are more prone to stretch marks than others. There is nothing wrong with ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot o... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual to be completely symptom free for over a day and then have symptoms come back as bad, or worse than they were before. I would recommend ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Yes: Puberty is when the body changes from a child to an adult. Facial hair growth like a mustache and beard are part of this development.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Infection possible: It is possible to get an infection in the skin following eczema. It sounds like this may have happened with your son. I would take him to see his doct... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Possible stomach flu: This may be due to the stomach flu. If this has been going on for a while it is important to get her checked out for dehydration.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Breathing problems?: To know for certain, i would need more information about when he pains come and what other symptoms you are having. Two common possibilities would be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Watch his symptoms: I'm guessing you meant 12 hr after eating? If your son is acting fine and not complaining about his stomach, i would not worry too much. Stomach illne... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Yes: If the stool is completely white or tan, this is something that should be checked out. Bring a sample in to the doctor if you can.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Small blister : The classic look of herpes in a baby is a small blister with clear fluid inside. There can be many blisters or just one. Babies can get them anywhere ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Not recommended: I do not recommend supplements or alternative medicines for babies. Most supplements have not been studied in children, especially not young babies, a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapy is the best treatment for oppositional defiant disorder. In a 5 year old male this would mean family therapy.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Can be normal: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil will sometimes only take the fever down 1-2 degrees. If your baby is drinking enough to stay hydrated and is reasona... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Personal preference : This comes down to personal preference. Be aware of the risks in the environment. Without shoes a child is more likely to sustain a foot injury from s... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Probably: At the sports physical, they take a history covering general health, previous injuries, family history and exercise tolerance. There is a full physica... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Comfort measures : Croup is caused by a virus, so like a cold. The best thing to do is keep your baby comfortable. Use pain relievers as needed. Make sure your baby drin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Not with treatment: Without treatment, about 40% of babies born to hepatitis b positive mothers will get hepatitis b. However, there is a vaccine and immunoglobulin treat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
It's possible: That you're having a growth spurt, however most girls have reached their adult height around age 13. Girls usually have one last growth spurt before t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Probably OK: These numbers are not necessarily a problem. Both WBC are in the normal range and the change is not something that would concern me. The monocytes are... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Can transmit: For a recessive disorder you need an abnormal gene from each parent. The parent without arpckd may have one abnormal gene but has one normal one. This... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Lotions: The best thing to start with is a thick lotion like aquaphor or eucerin. Even plain vaseline can be helpful. If those are not working, your child shou... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Lanolin : Lanolin is the best thing for cracked nipples. It is safe for the baby to eat even right after you apply the cream. Put the cream on your nipples afte... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Taller than average: Average height for a woman is 5 ft 4 in. 5 ft 8 in is around the 90th percentile, which means you are taller than 90% of women.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Many causes: It is common for girls to have irregular periods when they first start menstruating, however, having no periods for over a year is unusual. There are ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Yes, SLP helpful: Any time a child has swallowing problem they need to a see an slp. An slp can be helpful, even in infancy. They help to develop swallow skills and hel... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
No: There should not be a drug reaction between a multivitamin and solodyn (minocycline).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Watch hydration : Your son is at risk for dehydration. Keep offering clear fluids- water, pedialyte and gatorade an oz at a time. If he is urinating less than 3 times i... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Check the blood type: It's not an indication of a medical problem, but i would double check the information you have on your blood types and make sure they are what you hav... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Spitting up?: If a baby is spitting up, it is common to have mild come out of the nose as well as the mouth. If there is a lot of spit up, your baby might have refl... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Unlikely: It would be unlikely for your child to be completely better for so long and then get sick again with the same illness. This second illness is probably... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
No sugar: I would not put sugar in the food. It's better for your son to get used to the way food tastes without the added sugar. Babies can be picky at first ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Does not need it: At 11 months, a child who is growing normally does not need a night feeding. It is safe to eliminate the feeding completely. You can just stop giving ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Headaches: A neurologist can be helpful in managing frequent headaches. It's also beneficial to have a neurologist confirm that the findings on the MRI were norm... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Drinking enough?: It sounds like your baby should be seen by the doctor again. If the baby is not eating or drinking, there is a risk of dehydration. The fluctuating f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
3 meals 2 snacks: Your child should be drinking about 24 oz of formula a day and eating 3 meals a day. 11 month olds also need 1-2 snacks a day. It's more important to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Keep a journal: There are a lot of possibilities from a simple food intolerance to something more serious with her GI tract. I recommend you keep a daily symptom jour... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
It depends: Cold symptoms can last for 2 weeks, but are usually clearing by the end of the 2 weeks. If you're not seeing improvement in the congestion or drainage... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Many possibilities : It's hard to know for certain without looking at them. If the bumps are not bothering her, warts or molluscum contagiosum are two common possibilities... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Fully developed: Your uterus should be fully developed since you have gone through puberty and are having periods. Girls can have irregular periods for a year or two a... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Change to adult: Puberty means the changes in your body as you grow from a child to an adult. It involves a growth spurt, voice getting deeper, changes in sweat and ch... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
See a doctor : I think it's important to get any kind of abnormality in the genital area checked out, especially in a child as young as 18 months. It's hard to know ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Medications: Cough variant asthma usually needs some medications to manage it. If your son's doctor started some medicines that aren't helping, go back for a follo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Not normal, but: It it not normal to have your period every two weeks, but it does sometimes happen in teenagers in the first few years after starting your periods. If... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
23 years experience
Unknown: There is really no data on whether high doses of biotin are safe while you're breastfeeding. Because it is unknown, i would not recommend taking it un... Read More

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Feb 18, 2014
Dr. Black gave good avice and we consulted the operating Dr. As she instruckted. We will see him tiday. I will give feed back on what the Dr says.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Black is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Black is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your quick response. I am now happy he is well.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm so frustrated with his situation! Poor kid. Thank you. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to answer my previous question.

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