Doctor Q&A for Dr. Philip Gasseling

A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Steroid lotion: usually in familiies with allergy, Use vasoline or aquaphor on feet, strong steroid ointment also. Oftentimes a gluten free diet makes a marked impr ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
More calcium to bone: Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium from diet and help the body to place more of the needed Calcium in your bones
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Low bone strength: bone strength is inproved by early and persistent Vitamin D use, good Calcium intake, excellent exercise program and good genetics
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Probable allergies: would use antihisamines like claritan or Zyrtec, would also use Fluticasone nasal spray if chronic problem consistent with allergies
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Wont help nose: probable allergy if chronic , best treated with nasal steroid spray and antihistamine , caladryl only for skin itching
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Probable allergy: Colds or viral infections are intermittent and last 5 to 7 days. Almost always continous blockage is due to allergy and treatment is more likely nasa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Different positions: change position in car seat, crib and bed. Tummy time when child awake is very important
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
No need to change: once the growth plates in the skull have fused, usually by age 2 or 3 their is no way to change the shape of the head except extensive surgury
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, howeve ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: the small amount of electrical activity generated makes you jump but certainly will not cause injury
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