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Dr. Tanya Russo

Pediatrics
Columbia, SC
26 years experience female

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, South Carolina

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Breast milk stools: It is not uncommon for breast fed babies to have infrequent stools, sometimes for up to a week. In the absence of abdominal pain, bloating, blood fro... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are frequently given with pain/fever medications without interactions.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Time for test: A series of blood tests to look at your immune and clotting systems is in order. Your primary care practitioners should be able to initiate the work u... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unknown rash: Likely, determining what the cause of this rash is would take an in person examination. If it appears like her usual eczema rash and responds to the... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Breech: There is a very good chance your baby will position head down over the next few weeks.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No problem: These medications will not interfere with routine vaccinations and are not routinely stopped for this purpose.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Endocrinologist: You haven't stated her age, but once menstruation has started it may difficult to manage without the help of an endocrinologist. Even so, interventio... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sinusitis Rx: Traditional regimen for treatment of bacterial sinusitis frequently consists of a combination of antibiotics, decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylep... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are FDA approved for children aged 2 years and older. Guaifenesin is gene... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Allergic reaction: When people are treated in an emergency room for a condition, and that condition returns or worsens, they generally would want you to call them or go ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
EEG: An EEG is the most appropriate study to evaluate for a suspected seizure disorder. MRI of the brain is also helpful as an adjunct.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Many possibilities: There are far too many potential causes for poor growth in children to effectively review in this forum, but can generally be classified in nutritiona... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Irritating: Vick's chest rub can be irritating to young lungs and at time has triggered wheezing. Room humidification is a better option for infants.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, f... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Long enough: Honest efforts with RICE strategies should have resulted in improved symptoms by now. It is time for proper evaluation and X-ray to find the underlyin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Likely related: The acne flare you are experiencing could very well be related to the steroids that you have been prescribed. Notification of your prescribing physic... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Strep carrier: People who are strep 'carriers' are colonized with the bacteria in their throats and intermittently can be symptom free. People who have recurrent so... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Short term: Any infection or disease which causes discomfort can cause temporary or short term sleep deprivation due to the discomfort it creates. When compounde... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Many things: .....vestibular neuritis, Ménière's disease, infection, acoustic neuroma or neoplasm, medication side effect or toxicity, TMJ disorders, vascular dise... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Newborn skin: Skin tone in newborns generally darkens with time after birth, as does eye color.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rashes: The appearance of rashes can sometimes overlap, or be complicated by secondary reactions/infections. An in-person examination is the best bet for det... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sounds like reflux!: You have described some very common symptoms of acid reflux. Rarely, more concerning anatomical problems can present this way as well.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
They shouldn't : When inserted properly, glycerin suppositories should not cause rectal damage, even when used frequently.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases is a possibility.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Minor delay: Many children get off schedule for their vaccines from time to time. Getting the scheduled vaccines updated as soon as possible is important, and if t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: This is safe to do.
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Constipation: Soy formulas are usually more constipating that others. , Rapid formula changes is best avoided (give a 2 week trial). A common trial sequence is: c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain in the area of a VP shunt should be evaluated with an in-person hands on exam with a practitioner who is familiar with VP shunts and th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Or infection: Your symptoms certainly sound more extensive than would be expected from morning sickness alone. Infection or food poisoning are some considerations. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Medicated layer: Medicated creams are usually applied first, followed by moisturizers.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per d... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Likely,yes: Stools that are formed and free of blood or excess mucous are generally considered to be normal. Similar percentiles for height and weight suggests a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Different conditions: Baby acne results from mother's hormones circulating in her baby;s body, while eczema is a form of immune hypersensitivity characterized by red, dry f... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Should be fine : It would be very very unlikely that there will be any adverse reaction to the duplicate flu vaccine. However, swelling, fever, rash or other concerns ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A number of things!: Rashes in children are quite common and can be caused by a variety of ailments including allergy, eczema, viral illness...to name a few. Much more inf... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Listen to your body: Exercising a few months after a surgical procedure such as a C-section should pose no health risk as long as you are otherwise healthy. Listen to you... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably not terrors: Night terrors occur in toddlers and preschoolers. Frequent night time wakening from a from painful experience like acid reflux would be more likely.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Shouldn't happen: If your primary infection was treated appropriately your symptoms should have resolved. Prolonged redness and itching may be an indication that you a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Noisy feeder: It is very common for infants to make noises while they are feeding and the causes are many, most of which are of no major concern. Noises associated... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Throat culture: is the most specific means to determining the exact cause of a sore throat. Rapid tests such as throat swabs will detect Strep infections with 80% ac... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pai... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possible: It is possible for an early urinary tract infection to cause discomfort with initiation of the urine stream. A simple urine test performed by your doc... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly: It is entirely possible that there is more to the story than just general constipation, but a behavioral component should also be considered. Childre... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Three Lice Types: There are three different species of louse that can infest humans and are specific for the head, body, or pubic hair. They preferentially live on the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
1st degree burns: First degree burns involve only the first layer of skin, and usually appear red (like sunburn). Blistering does not generally occur with this type, a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Diarrhea diet: Most pediatricians will recommend the BRAT diet for children with diarrhea ( Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). Most vegetables are fine to feed duri... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Severe ear infection: is commonly treated with medications to reduce pain, decongest the nose, thin secretions and treat infection (if bacterial).
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Tic disorder: Abnormal and repeated involuntary motor movements can indicate a primary tic disorder or other neurological disorders such as Tourette's or PANDAS . ... Read More
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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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