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Dr. Homa Mahdavi

Pediatrics
Glendale, CA
female

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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59 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Low immune system: Thrush is a fungal infection in the mouth mostly seen in infants. Adult with this problem either have other systemic disease which lowers their immune... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Take your antibiotic: You need to know if you have external otitis or middle ear otitis. For the first one you usually use ear drops and for the second you take systemic an... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be cautious: It's ingredients are chlorogenic (green coffee bean extract), garcinia cambogia fruit extract, Alpha lipoic acid. While none may have a direct toxic e... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
You won't: Diuretics make you lose more water and electrolyte through the kidney, which make you to loose weight not gain weight. But it's not a fat loss it's... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: If you had less urine out put than fluid intake it's not dehydration, it's fluid overload and edema. Ascites is accumulation of fluid in the abdomen ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on the age: The growth plates closes after age 18, so if your passed that age there is not a chance but before 15 yr there is possibility.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
See a doctor ASAP: If you have an infected wound and feel spasm and twitches in the area it will progress pretty rapid. The muscles become very tense and the jaw locks(... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cystitis or stone: If you have dysuria ( pain w/ urination), multiple bathroom trips or urge to go you have a bladder infection or cystitis. Taking Metformin suggests po... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) or thiazides have a wide range of dosage, so it's not dangerous if you doubled the dose once.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prescription shampoo: They are resistant to over the counter remedies so you need to get prescription drugs like spinosad to treat it. Bites are very resistant so you nee... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
May be if: At 6 month a head circumference between 39-44 could be normal depend on a growth of 6 cm from birth.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
May be infection: X-Ray not always shows the problem, Clinical exam followed by CT could help to find out any infection, abscess or boneless.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weight loss clinics: Hgh is mainly prescribes for short stature in kids. After 15 years of age it won't help growth. These days it has prescribed for weight loss and reju... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Find a Nephrologist : You have to know your blood urea and creatinine level ( BUN ; cr ) and the cr clearance, which shows how much you kidneys are working. To decrease p... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not predicted: When the stone traps in a narrow spot in urinary tract it causes pain. With drinking 2-3 lit of water and liquid over night and day and diuretic use w... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely not: Massive proteinuria is usually due to nephrotic syndrome which mainly get managed by high dose of steroids and immunosuppressive medication. You need... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Trisomy 18: Edward syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality on chromosome 18. They present with multiple physical defects including cleft palate, deformed feet, sma... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No kidney failure,: Although you still could have any kind of kidney disease that doesn't cause decrease in kidney function, like stones, nephrotic syndrome or early stag... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not recommended: Medications to stop vomiting aren't safe for kids at this age. Stop feeding her for a few hours and then offer her small amount of liquid, if she tol... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not really: Diabetes could make you dehydrated if you don't drink enough water. Because of poly uria due to high glucose in urine. In dehydration due to lack of w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Fluid in the kidney or hydronephrosis mostly is due to an obstruction in the urine pathway from pelvis, ureter to bladder even urethra. It could be a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Gastritis: It could be the sign of gastritis, pay attention when the pain comes, is it before eating or after. Do you have it at night. Try to eat regularly, a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
By an Enzyme: We take vitd in an inactivate form it need two hydroxylation one in liver and the second one in kidney to turn to an active form. The enzyme produces... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Viral or bacterial: If there is runny nose and sneezing its a viral infection. Hydration p, cough suppressant and a mixture of lemon juice , honey with luke warm water o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Second common tumor : Brain rumors are the second most common tumors after leukemia in kids. Approximately 2000 kids are diagnosed with brain tumor in us each year. Most... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Take the antibiotics: It's important to eradicate the infection, you may need to be on prophylactic antibiotics for a while. Repeated urine test and culture would help th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
To sooth himself: Head banging is a rhythmic movement that soothes the child. Replacing another rhythmic movement like beating on a toy drum, clapping with music, danc... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
If it's positive : Positive ANA shows that there is a high possibility of autoimmune disorders. But it's not specific, to find the autoimmune disorder you need to do the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Any taller family : Kids height is usually the average hight of mom plus dad's divided by two, but they can take after an aunt , uncle or grand parent and become taller... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Stress-free lifestyle, regular sleeping hours and exercise, stick to prescribed medications.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bacterial infection: Impetigo is a bacterial infection mainly due to strep. And some times staph. Papules and vesicles covered with yellow crust, common area is face, aro... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
A genetic disorder: Fairy is an x- linked metabolic disorder due to a deficiency of an enzyme(galactosidase a). So a compound of suger and fatty acid which is usually b... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: There are three types of polycystic kidney disease: 1. Dominant, 2. Recessive, 3. Acquired.
A female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
There is a range: The normal weight could be between a wide range of 5-96 percentile. Which is something from 95 ib- 135 ib.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
High GH level: Are you above 99 percentile of hight? You could be in a normal range of high growth hormone (gh) production or you might be above that level. High le... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Less ADH (vasopressin) : In central diabetes insipidus( di) there is lack of antidiuretic hormone secretion from hypothalamus, or the level is low. It might even be lower at ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
UTI, pyelonephritis : It's highly possible that you have UTI. You need to have a urine test and culture first and start antibiotics right after. See your doc or go to ER.... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Avoid bending and lifting heavy items. Consider anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy & acupuncture.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mono test or EBV : Mono or infectious mono nucleosis (imn ) is very contagious, 2/3 of people who have it never show any symptoms like enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Confirm the infectio: You need to first be sure the infection is strep by test and culture. The main reason we treat strep throat is to prevent the consequences, mainly r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
With good care, long: With the proper management of blood pressure, kidney diet( low protein, phosphor, potassium) , keeping urine protein low progress of the kidney fai... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Viral infection: Usually a viral infection can cause cough at this age but you expect to see runny nose and sneezing too. If it's an isolated cough at this age always... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes it is.: The gene defective in was is wasp gene could be detected by pcr based prenatal diagnosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Absolutely: All the minerals and ions in the body are in correlation and balance. For every positive element you have to have a negative. Na and k move across t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rotarix: Rrotarix or rotatec which could be given at age 2-4 and in rotatrix 6 month.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
STDs: Sexually transmitted disease, Mycoplasma, Ghonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, Hep C, HIV are mainly the cause. In your case the 2 first organism are more pr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Keep the blood pressure and urine protein under control. Limit daily protein intake.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Connective tissue : Marfan is an inherited disorder of connective tissue. Which affects musculoskeletal system, blood vessels heart and eyes. People with Marfan are thin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
UTI or IgA neph.: It could be as simple as a cystitis and UTI if you have any symptom of burning, frequency, urgency with urination or a variety of kidney and systemic ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mahdavi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mahdavi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That was the most infirmary be answer I've ever got on here. Thanks!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your straight forward and "to the point" answer.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I did not know xray cld not tell if bone was healthy I take forteo

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