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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider

Pediatrics
Hackensack, NJ
37 years experience female

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Bio

I have been in private pediatric practice since 1989, upon completion of my residency in pediatrics at the Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center. I was a Chief Resident in Pediatrics in my last year there. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I enjoy spending time with my patients and helping them stay well. I practice general pediatric medicine, taking care of families from the first hospital visit after birth right into and almost through college. I have enjoyed watching families grow up and now even take care of some of my previous patients' children. I spend quality time with all my patients and address all concerns surrounding their health.

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Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Please see your: doctor. There are many possible causes for this and without an examination it would be impossible to diagnose. Some reasons would not be serious and o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: If the infections continue to be recurrent, you may want to ask your primary care doctor for a referral to an infectious disease doctor. They can tell... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not a cold sore: Cold sores occur on the outside of the mouth/borders of lips, not in the mouth and are caused by the herpes virus. Canker sores, which are not caused ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
A runny nose: is just one of the symptoms of the flu, but can also just be a sign of a simple cold. If you develop a fever, you should call your doctor or be seen b... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No, this is not: from an infection. It is caused by hair follicles becoming blocked and then inflamed.The exact cause is not known, but genetics, smoking and excess we... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Exercise: is healthy and should be/can be part of everyone's life, even someone with a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Anyone with diabetes should speak to t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sounds like it: could be eczema, a contact rash or a fungal infection. For the first 2, the treatment would be a cortisone cream and for the third an anti-fungal crea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, as long: as he doesn't have a soy allergy. Does he normally drink soy milk or are you giving it to him because of the diarrhea? Sometimes soy is more easily di... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This can not: be tetanus from an injury you had 5 years ago. It sounds like you might have a viral illness. I would recommend that you see your doctor for a proper ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Have doctor recheck: your ears. The antibiotic used for sinus infections also treats ear infections, but if the pain doesn't get better in a day or 2, go back to the docto... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This is difficult to: answer on this forum. Many babies sound congested during sleep at night, because of small nasal passages, but you shouldn't take a chance with a newbo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No, Tamiflu (oseltamivir): does not interfere with birth control pills. Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) is not a decongestant; it is an expectorant. If you have Mucinex (guaifenesin... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You've done what you: can. Hand washing is the best protection from spread of infectious diseases, especially gastrointestinal viruses. If you didn't touch her vomit and yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depending on his: other development and his socialization skills, he could have a more profound developmental delay. We can not make diagnoses on this platform, but I w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This may not be: related. Or, the red cheeks could be from fever accompanying the hand, foot and mouth disease. "Slapped cheeks" are more typical with an illness calle... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You can try having: someone look with a flashlight and if a piece is seen, you should go to your doctor or the ER to have it removed. If you don't see anything, but still... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
There are many: adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, a doctor: can generally tell if there is an abscess. If you do not get better on the antibiotics that they probably put you on, you should go back to get re-che... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See a doctor.: You should either go back to the ER or to your own doctor to be evaluated for a possible concussion.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This infection: should not cause a missed period directly However, any stress to you, whether it's emotional or physical can cause a missed period. I would recommend ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Varying causes:: There are several other causes for the fatigue you are experiencing. You could have a virus or be anemic (even though you "have a pretty healthy diet.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
A "pimple" can be: a cyst, infected, or not; if it's multiple lesions, could be dry skin; could be the beginning of an abscess, insect bite, ingrown hair. Please see you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Please see your: doctor. Without being seen, you cannot be diagnosed properly. The lumps sound like swollen lymph nodes, but could be abscesses (bacterial infection). ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You can take: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, if you have no medical contraindication to them, for the pain. If the pain continues, you should see your doctor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Please see your: doctor within the next 24 hours. This still could be related to your concussion. You need to have a neurologic exam if you haven't already and a follo... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No, this is not: a fever. Is he sick in any way? Does he have a cold? Is he teething? Those could all be some reasons for his fussiness. Is he eating and drinking? If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
A combination: of healthy eating and exercise. Please speak to the pediatrician to make sure he/she is doing that healthily. You can also consult with a nutritionist... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No,: neither of these can be caused by a mom's anxiety.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
That can be a sign: of bacterial vaginosis. That odor is not typical of a yeast infection, which would present with a white, thick discharge, not necessarily with any par... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Have him seen: by his pediatrician to make sure there isn't anything physical making him not eat. He could be teething, have a throat infection or ear infection, eve... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, it is.: Yes, it is Ok for you to take a multivitamin. Any general adult vitamin would be fine. If you know that you are anemic (Low iron level), you can take ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Closest place.: As long as both places have adequate medical personnel and the ability to give you a nebulization treatment, you should go to the closer facility. If ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Medically we don't: recommend tanning at all. If you're out in the sun, you should use sunscreen and re-apply every couple of hours at least. If you do what you are sugge... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Blood in stool.: You should contact your child's doctor if any of the following are present: blood in stool, decreased amount of urination, persistent vomiting, lethar... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possible infection.: You should call your doctor to be seen. It is possible that you have a skin infection that would need to be seen and treated with an antibiotic.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
The symptoms of: strep throat usually start to resolve after 24 hours on an antibiotic. It may take another day or so to feel all better, depending on how long you wer... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: Was your son premature? Has he had swallowing difficulties with formula and/or the baby foods? Some children do resist eating table foods because they... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
At his age it is not: recommended to give over-the-counter cold or cough medications. You can use saline mist or drops to help relieve some of his nasal congestion. It is m... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See her doctor.: Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause for vomiting in an otherwise well child. However, there can be other causes, such as food intolerance, cycli... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: No, vaccines generally would not cause this. What vaccine(s) did the baby you are talking about have? I would recommend that you contact your baby's d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Does not sound like: cancer. It sounds like you have nasal congestion from an allergy or recurrent colds or possibly sinus infections. This congestion may be causing you t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: it is safe, but may not be the most effective remedy. Cold applied to the area, such as chilled teething rings and acetaminophen orally may be more he... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: Pain in the neck is generally not a symptom of meningitis.The symptoms of meningitis are stiff (not painful) neck, fever, headache, achy, sometimes vo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See your doctor.: There are many possible causes for these symptoms, including diabetes, viral illnesses, urinary tract infections, among others. Please see your doctor... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Should be seen.: It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it. There are many viruses which cause rashes, but strep can cause a rash as you have described also... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: You should follow her daughter's eye doctor's recommendation for how long to wear them. Most likely, if she can see better with them, it should be fin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: Do you mean "surgery?" If so, I would recommend you contact your surgeon and/or your primary care doctor. Depending on what your surgery is for, it ma... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, any throat: infection can cause that symptom. How old is your child? Depending on his age, the type of pain described isn't always helpful and certainly not diagn... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Check with your doc: 30mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) per day is a common dose to take daily in the AM. I'm hoping it's been prescribed for you... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It can be.: Many girls and women find that their cramps get better on the birth control pill, but many still do get cramps. You should discuss this with your pres... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Nov 6, 2014
Dr. Ungerleider is a most thoughtful and considerate doctor. I trust her completely. Her presence and practice is most valuable and beneficial!
Excellent diagnostic skill. Hope to share more curb consults in future. thank doctor!!!!
Feb 14, 2016
HT is so lucky to have an experienced and helpful Pediatrician such as Dr. U.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you. he is on aleve per ortho dr order due to plantar fasciitis in feet. then he had a fever due to cold so I wanted to give him something else at night. only d...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm trying to start a family but I have irregular periods. I've started vitamins. I have an appointment with a fertility doc in December. I feel disheartened..
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sorry, it would be easier if I could add photos. I self-treated with tea tree oil so I am worried the inflammation might have 'disguised' the ringworm

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Ridgewood Region - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, New Jersey - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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