Dr. Tanya Russo

Pediatrics
Columbia, SC
27 years experience female

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, South Carolina

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
SE parasites: Cyclospora, Giardia, Filariasis, Heartworm, Cryptosporidiosis, free living ameoba, Pediculosis (scabies, lice) Toxoplasma gondii, Roundworm, E. verm... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Visualization: Following a typical course of antibiotics for an ear infection, follow up in 2-4 weeks so your provider can look at the ear drums with an otoscope is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Immodium: Immodium is not recommended for children. Standard managment recommendations for children with diarrhea are: 1. Rehydrate-.Pedialyte or similar, gi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Omega-3 alternatives: Flaxseed!!!!! Basil Soybean Brussel sprouts Cauliflower Tofu Shrimp Winter squash
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vit D sources: Some natural food sources of Vitamin D include: Parsley Nettle Alfalfa Blue-Green Algae Chlorella Horsetail Eggs Fortified soy products Mushrooms Oyst... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Betadine: contains a small amount of iodine as it's active ingredient, and also contains several inactive ones.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Milia: are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is r... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Possible: but unlikely. If you have tried and failed a number of ADHD meds and responded to none of them, your original diagnosis should be reconsidered/re-eval... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Best not to adjust: Rectal temperatures are most reflective of true body temperature and should be interpreted directly. As a matter of fact, it's best to report the meas... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Undescended testis: Ideally, the testicle is either brought down from the abdomen region or removed in the first several months to couple of years after birth. This pract... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
High pitched voice: An evaluation by your physician would be helpful in determining if this is due to an anatomic or hormonal cause, which may require medical interventio... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance. Watch for worsening of skin condition which could signal a hype... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
You can't: Specific testing is the only way to know for sure if you are infected with Chlamydia, since many people experience no symptoms. Best to be checked AS... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Generic vs brand: In most cases, generic versions of a medication are as effective and comparable to the branded product. Texture, fragrance and quality of inactive in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Urinating after sex can help prevent urinary tract infections, but does not reduce your pregnancy risk.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Menactra: According to the manufacturer, immunity begins to decline after 2-3 years but may last as long as 5. The initial dose is recommended at 11-12 years, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not FDA approved: Homeopathic medications and treatments sold over the counter are largely not evaluated by the FDA, so their safety and efficacy are not well documente... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not recommended.: It is never recommended to self prescribe antibiotics. Inappropriate antibiotic use has led to the serious problem of resistant bacterial infections.... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) indications: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to wei... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Epistaxis: Nose bleeds are common in children with allergies or on antihistamines for allergies. The inflammation from this hypersensitivity is often worse with... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not in the US: In the United States, cough and cold preparations are not approved and generally not used in children under the age of 2 years.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Claforin: is frequently used in young children and teens as an effective IV medication for serious bacterial infections.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Chromosomes: Evaluation by a geneticist may be of value for considerations of a variety of chromosomal defects.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
BMI 23: A 5'2" person who weighs 125 pounds has a healthy Body Mass Index of about 23 (not underweight). Exercises that build lean muscle mass is a healthy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Overflow incontinenc: The most likely cause of uncontrollable loss of stool in an otherwise healthy child is overflow incontinence. This occurs when a large mass of stool, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Disrupted cycle: Your negative pregnancy test 8 days after a missed period is probably accurate. Most likely, the a plan B has temporarily disrupted your normal cycle ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dar... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
In some people: Some people can develop constipation with certain vitamins, particularly those that contain iron. Taking vitamins with a large glass of water and inc... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Chamydia follow up: Per the CDC recommendations: Follow-Up False-negative results might occur in the presence of persistent infections involving limited numbers of chlamy... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
A little low: A rectal temp of 96 in an infant is a bit on the low side. Although infections typically present with HIGH temperature, some present with a LOW one. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Either: You could have either condition if you had unprotected sexual intercourse recently. Your gynecologist can help you figure this out, but in the meantim... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Two : Transposition of the great vessels, tetralogy of Fallot. Likely there are more and hopefully a cardiologist will enlighten us!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Growth spurt!: Increased appetite in babies is often a harbinger of an upcoming growth spurt. Sometimes, acid reflux is the culprit and they drink more for self comf... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
ER: Trauma, vaginal bleeding and decreased fetal movement is a medical emergency. Your obstetrician would want to know about this and recommend immediat... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Tertiary centers: Tertiary centers generally offer a wide variety of services and specialists, and are often teaching hospitals (have residency programs). People with ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Acid reflux can cause chest pain in some people. Other symptoms can include burning in the stomach and esophagus, vomiting, abdominal pain, hoarsenes... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Observation: Stress, weight loss, medication, exercise, menopause and other benign things can cause menstrual irregularity. If your cycle does not resume a norm... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Rectal temps: Rectal temperatures are the most closely associated with true body temperature, followed by oral then axillary (under the arm). Tympanic membrane (ea... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Osteopathic doc: A Doctor of Osteopathy would be a good physician to find for this type of treatment. In addition to traditional medicine training, they also have an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Neurologic: The symptoms you have described are suggestive of a neurologic disorder. A pediatric neurologist should be on your child's care team!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: This should be fine, and many herbal formulations for mood contain both, and more.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Tennis Elbow: The ligamentous inflammation of tennis elbow usually resolves on its own in 4-6 weeks, but can be helped faster with rest, ice packs and regular use o... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No problem: EPSOM or Sitz baths can be very relaxing and helpful to breastfeeding mothers, and pose no risk for breastfeeding. Excessive bathing however (more th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. T... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Negative pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Likely so: Enlarged tonsils and obesity are two well known contributing factors to sleep apnea.
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Sep 4, 2014
Dr. Tanya Russo combines a deep understanding of the practice/philosophies of medicine with the ability to communicate her knowledge in language that is easy to understand. Her answers are clear, tho...Read More
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 5, 2015
Dr. Tanya Russo always provides excellent, relevant medical advice to her challenging cases as a HealthTap Prime Doctor. She's caring & compassionate toward her patients, and is highly regarded by all...Read More
Nov 14, 2014
Dr. Russo not only displays excellent knowledge of childhood disorders but, also a much broader knowledge of medicine in general. Her manner is gentle but straight-forward. I would not hesitate to r...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! You gave me alot of helpful information & advice, although you were unable to give me a yes no answer I feel more at ease which is what I was seeking
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was very concerned of pneumonia It took a long time w/ lots of therapies for me to get well when i had it in the past. I hope I never have it again
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank you cuz my son and husband have a father-son trip this weekend and I wanted to make sure that they were in the clear before being around anyone

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Miami Children's Hospital
Completed 1999

Awards

Certified Medical Lab Director, 6/2014
Medical Director, Healthy Breathers Asthma Camp
Assistant Clinical Professor

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Palmetto Health Richland, Assistant Clinical Professor
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