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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh

Primary Care, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
CA
37 years experience female

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Specialties
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California, New York

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Many conditions: There are many viral infections with flu like symptoms which can cause a rash. A prolonged cough may be indicative of bronchitis, pneumonia or a sinus... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D. visit/Mgt: It is not likely to be due to the Singulair (montelukast). Since you have nasal allergic disease under treatment with inhaled steroids and difficulty ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: The airway continues to grow, and maximizing nutrition is part of the management. If the airway function improves with a bronchodilator this can be he... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Gt: The medication may deposit inside your mouth. It is important to rinse after using your inhaler.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Follow up rec.: I would recommend using a good sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. The small areas of hypopigmentation on your legs may be Pityriasis alba. It should fad... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Follow up: The symptoms of GERD can be silent in many patients. Typical findings may include heartburn, a scratchy throat, and an upset stomach.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/workup: Please observe her carefully for any changes in lip or skin color. Babies sometimes will gasp after a brief pause, and their respiratory pattern is d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Workup/mgt: If you have been coughing for more than 4 weeks with green phlegm, you may have a bacterial infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Please ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Article: An intra operative pulmonary blood flow study can be performed. I found this reference which hopefully will help: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/workup: If you have not had an injury to your ribs and the pain is only related to musculo-skeletal pain, then it should resolve in two to three weeks, as the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/follow up: There may be a second infection starting or the cough may resolve in the next few days. Continue to give your child fluids, monitor their temperature ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Imaging : An imaging study may add important information and a review of your son’s newborn screening tests is advised. Please follow up with your Pediatrician ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: If you have the 5mg/ml solution, then using 0.5 ml per dose should be fine. This would provide 2.5 mg. If you notice any tremor, reduce the dose to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Depends: Bronchomalacia may result from an underdevelopment or weakening of the airway wall. The airway then collapses more easily and can cause respiratory sy... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Follow up: Typically viral illnesses that effect the respiratory tract are self limited to 10-14 days. A prolonged cough, sputum production, chest pain and your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
ABCs (abacavir): The first step is to clear any food from the child's mouth. Follow the ABC 's of basic CPR, is the airway clear? is the child breathing normally? How ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Yes related symptoms: Meconium aspiration may lead to pneumonia and injury to the lung. This can cause reactivity of the airway and asthma symptoms. As the baby grows, the... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of persistent cough lasting more than 3 weeks. If this is occurring after a viral illness, you may have chronic bronchi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: If you have produced phlegm for more than 3 weeks, I would suggest a sputum analysis, chest radiograph and antibiotics as needed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Allergen avoidance: I agree that avoiding exposure to the dog, dog hair and dog dander is important in allergy management. Careful vacuuming and cleaning can help reduce... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Immunizations: I agree that waiting until she has a series of vaccination is the minimum waiting time. I would actually suggest waiting until the 18th month series o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Multiple causes/risk: This is one possibility, and the assessment of that diagnosis involves a visit with to a pulmonary specialist. They will recommend further evaluation.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: I would suggest going to the ED. These symptoms may represent a thrombus and embolism to the lungs. It is important to see a physician today.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Avoidance : Avoidance of pet dander and fur by dusting and vacuuming, use of an air filter called a HEPA filter helps to control asthma symptoms by decreasing exp... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Workup/Mgt: Your baby may have a condition called reflux or problems swallowing fluids or solids. Other causes may be related to airway constriction, asthma or an... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D. visit: Another sputum sample to determine whether there is a secondary infection is indicated, and possibly a chest x ray to rule out pneumonia. Your histo... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Pediatric visit : Please send a photo of the rash to your pediatrician, Many rashes are associated with viral illnesses. Provide fluids,monitor temperature and please ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D. visit: You should be seen for this problem. The possible causes and conditions include bleeding from your mouth or nose, areas of bronchial irritation which ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: There may be an infection or inflammation of the lining of the lung. A virtual appointment online can be booked to determine your management.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Some suggestions: Ebola is transmitted by contact with infected material. It is important to use good hand washing, hand sanitizers and to Clorox wipes on computers and... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Reintroduce: Children this age often will need to be introduced to foods several times, and it is not uncommon to have this happen. I would suggest slowly reintrod... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born wit... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: For his wheezing, I would suggest that he start on Albuterol and have a follow up visit.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: Most viral illnesses will clear up in 10 days. If you continue to have a cough, any wheezing or congestion, your physician may prescribe additional me... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt workup: I agree that he needs to be seen urgently. While there a glucose, wound culture and HbA1c may be drawn.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: Amoxil (amoxicillin) would be a good choice.
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A member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/Workup: I would recommend a visit with your PCP. There are conditions which can cause these symptoms. The viral illness may or may not be related. To test yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: There are many causes of sinus infections, including viral causes. If you have high fever, cough productive of greenish sputum, then you may need an a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: It is very important that you quit smoking and avoid secondary smoke exposure. If there is smoke in the workplace, your can request to move to a non s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Not advised if ill: Croup is caused by a number of respiratory viruses. If your brother has signs of an illness, he probably should not baby sit.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: The heart rate of 147 is within normal range, but I would suggest checking her breathing, coloration, and whether she is sweating during sleep.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: I would recommend finishing the prescription as written for three to five days. The other possible cause is an allergic reaction. An anti histamine fo... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: The medication should not cause these symptoms. If you have COPD or asthma, inflammation in the lung can be associated with these symptoms. I would s... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt reflux: From your description, one possible cause may be reflux. If there is no pulmonary/cardiac problem, you can treat the symptoms with an over the counter... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: This may refer to pulmonary TB status undetermined. TB infection may result in active disease or remain contained. A virtual appointment may be sched... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D.: You may have a urinary or pulmonary infection which needs further evaluation and treatment. I would suggest following up with your physician, and that... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Bedtime routines, maintaining the same bedtime, bath and a story before bedtime is recommended. Lavender scented baby lotion may also be helpful.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/workup: It may be an infected area and I would advise being seen. Your physician may advise lowering our Imuran, (azathioprine) checking your cultures and wil... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/workup: Babies breathe through their noses, and gently removing the mucus with a suction bulb and nasal saline will help to alleviate the symptoms. If he con... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Amoxil are closely related and I would advise stopping the medication. Please give your child an anti hist... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
Jun 10, 2018
Dr. Dosanjh is an experienced Pediatric Pulmonologist who provides excellent and expert consultation with patients and other physicians.
Apr 10, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
highly recommend
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm currently on a course of amoxicillin for a water infection and was advised that this may help my cough. I'll give it a few more days and if no improvement will reque...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! She just had a chest MRI and is on constant antibiotics due to her immune system disorder... The sputum test was - I thought - to include a fungal culture. At least that...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for response. The oral steroid did not help after 11 days. I ended up back in clinic the morning I wrote question, started QVAR and I am breathing better, coughi...Read More

Awards

Top Pediatric Pulmonologist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Rady childrens hospital san diego

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