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Dr. Katie Nguyen

Pediatrics
CA
24 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a board-certified pediatrician with over 10 years of experience. I pride myself on being a thorough, conscientious and compassionate physician. I am passionate about disease prevention and patient/parent education.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Spicy food: To offset the discomfort from the spice, i would recommend giving him formula/milk to alkalinize the spice and/or water. If the food was hot with rega... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Giving otic drops: This may be an adverse reaction from the medication itself. Try premedicating with Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). I often find that warming up ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Likely not: It all depends on when you started puberty. Are you male or female? Generally speaking, girls start their menstrual cycles at approx age 11-12 at whic... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
BMI: The doctor may be referring to his bmi which is body mass index-taking into account your "weight for height". It is a reliable indicator for body fatn... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hernia in girls : A complete physical is performed with focus on the musculoskeletal system. Hernias are sometimes challenging to diagnose in girls/women. The common sy... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Healing : It could be normal and not necessarily due to an infection, though if your child is picking and scratching at it, she could be introducing bacteria in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Normal infant growth: Appropriate growth is measured on growth charts. Your pediatrician will be able to tell you what her percentile is in relation to other babies her age... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hymen: The hymen cannot grow back. The absence of a hymen does not necessarily indicate past sexual activity because it can be broken by nonsexual activity/t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Routine visits : It is recommended that routine physical examinations occur every 2 years for children ages 6-12. If your child has underlying medical issues such as a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Respiratory problem : I am concerned that your 3 month old is waking up "gasping for air". This seems to suggest that she is having some sort of airway obstruction and/or c... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Wart like bumps: Could be indicative of common warts (rough, firm bumps) which are caused by poxvirus. Treatment includes observation or eradication using over the cou... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Dosing : Dosing in a healthy adult without liver or kidney impairment is 325-650 mg every 4 hours not to exceed 1 gram per 4 hours and 4 gm i'm 24 hours. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate) use: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant and is used in treatment of adhd. It acts to increase Dopamine levels in the brain. It cannot cause depressio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Constipation : Constipation is a common problem. Is he only straining or are his stools hard? Babies may not have adequate abdominal musculature to push. Pull his kn... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Abdominal pulsation: I would highly suggest you see a doctor. It could be nothing or could be reflux, hernia or possibly something more serious. Best to get peace of mind ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Menses irregular : Your menstrual irregularity is likely related to your weight loss and diet so not to worry. It is unlikely from the antibiotics. However, best to chec... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Postnasal drip: If it is due to a viral cold the drainage should resolve on its own. If the infant still has symptoms it could be that he/she may need antibiotics for... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Fever treatment: Alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3 hours. Use cooling measures (cool baths/compresses). The fever is quite high though may still ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Acne treatment : Acne is caused by overproduction of oil in the skin called sebum and from a bacteria called propiones acnes. The adapelene controls sebum and Clindamy... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Constipation : Constipation is a common problem. If he is comfortable leave him be. Babies may not have adequate abdominal musculature to push. Pull his knees to his... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hymen: The presence of a hymen does not determine virginity as this thin membrane can be altered/broken by nonsexual activities. If you experience periods, y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Possible ingestion : It will likely not cause harm but i would call poison control for information.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Behavior after shots: It is likely normal if he returns to his usual self. The most common adverse effects are injection site reactions, fever and irritability which usuall... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Shellfish allergy: Shellfish is a common allergy and if given too early in infancy (usu best to wait till after 1-2 years old, later if there is family history of food a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hsv blisters: Yes, but look for common areas such as trunk, scalp (esp at sites of electrode placement during labor). Transmission of maternal hsv is much higher wh... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Red bumps : It may be recurrent ringworm. Herpes is painful and the bumps will eventually look like ulcers/blisters. If they are painless, you can try Lamisil (te... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Lower pelvic pain: You could be experiencing pain from ovarian cysts (which can cause menstrual irregularity) or having normal cyclical pain from ovulation (release of t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Period symptoms : Your symptoms are commonly associated with menses and are hormonally driven. If you are truly having a period you are by definition not pregnant. If t... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Penile symptoms : Since you have been sexually active it is best you be seen by a doctor to rule that out. Your urine will need to be tested as well for infection.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Late walking : The average age of walking is 12 months, but there is a wide range in which it is still considered normal from 9-16 months. Walking is determined by m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Food restriction: American academy of pediatrics have lifted prior recommendations regarding food restrictions in infants. It was thought that restricting certain foods... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Acetaminophen dosing: Acetaminophen is the generic form of tylenol (acetaminophen). Assuming you are healthy, you can take a maximum dose of 1 gram in 4 hours. Therefore yo... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nguyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nguyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your answer! is there a way to know if i have a microimperforate hymen?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much! Can't be too careful with 5yr unexplained infertility!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much Dr. Nguyen! I appreciate the quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1998MD

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