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Dr. Carol Jacobs

Pediatrics
Livingston, TX
female

Locations

Livingston Pediatric Clinic

Livingston, TX

Address

400 Ogletree Dr, Livingston, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(936) 328-8815

Insurances accepted

Aetna

AFLAC

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Medicaid

Tricare

State Farm Insurance Companies

About

Bio

I have been a Board Certified Pediatrician for almost 18 years in a small group practice in Texas. I have a special interest in Behavioral issues in children and adolescents. I am a single Mom with two sons in college and two in middle school - have juggled a busy job and family for years and like to share my ideas on handling life in this situation. Prior to entering medical school, I was an ER/Critical Care/Burn nurse for a number of years. I believe medicine is all about common sense and melding between holistic and medical treatment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

449 Answers
128 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Don't do it!: No one should place a TENS unit on the front part of the neck or over the carotid sinus location. Go to Drugs.com website for more safety information... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Irritation?: Itchy armpits are usually due to an irritation. Try using deodorant stick that does not say anti-perspirant. This helps if you have a blocked sweat du... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sorry for your loss: Still's disease sets up a severe inflammatory response. Worse case - this causes the sac around the heart to become irritated and can lead to heartbe... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
See Your Doc: Generally viral infection influence should have passed by now but when symptoms continue you should have a good check up. Mild sinus infection can cau... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hugs!!!!!: I am so sorry for your loss - you obviously loved him very much. You are having a prolonged grief response. Normal grieving usually improves after six... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Your TSH is in the normal range. If your symptoms are tiredness, bloating and fluid retention it could be from your pregnancy. If you are very concern... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Have it checked: I think adenovirus when I hear of pink eye/throat issues. This virus can cause eye redness for up to 14 days in some. The virus basically can strip th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Glad you didn't need an Epipen this time but if you have a history of breathing problems in past with ant bites don't leave home without it! Benadryl ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Any rashes?: Skin sensitivity with friction/pressure may be a part of delayed pressure urticaria - especially if you notice small red hives some time after event. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I will assume you had the shot in your deltoid muscle - the upper part of your arm. A popular choice by many patients but it's a very small muscle so ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Temp Regulation: The body likes to be a little cooler during a sleep cycle so some people sweat to bring their body temperature down. Happens more often in males. If t... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your MD: By your description this doesn't sound too serious. These may be some oil glands that are more prominent. But, as with any rash/bump, it's best to hav... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Tips: This is a good article describing some simple home remedies for relief of vaginal itching. Some of them may sound weird to you - like applying yogurt ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Second opinion: Stomach flu is an annoying event at any age but when I hear of this pattern lasting more than 10 days I have to think of other issues - this may be di... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unusual: Tobacco packs can help some localized swelling but never heard for use on eyes. Pink eye can be caused by many things but I always think viruses if t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
May not be...: If your ringworm is not responding to store bought anti fungal cream - it may not be a fungus! This would be a good time to visit with your MD to have... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Anytime a teen listens to hard loud music thru headsets may lead to hearing loss. Plus listening to music with words or tv keeps the brain stimulated ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bonding: Babies are so cute because they need us grown ups to bond to them! The coos and smiles and unconditional emotions they share help stimulate an adults ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not sure: Not sure exactly what you are asking but a "fat stomach" could be poor muscle tone. Mild scoliosis generally doesn't restrict you from doing core body... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Dress infant in onsie PJ and put in crib with just bottom sheet - NO bumperpads, blankets or pillows.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: If a hard stool is right at the anus, a hot bath and manually removing the stool with your finger after the water has softened it may be your best cho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Get help!: This is a very unwise combination and your health may be at risk. I suggest you consider emergent evaluation! http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Cyclob... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Seborhhea: Red cracked skin behind the ear fold is often an irritation of the oil glands. Try gentle soap/water cleaning - pat dry and apply an otc steroid cream... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Time to check: Having no cycles for a year with spotting after intercourse should be seen by your OB for a full exam. Birth control helps regulate periods - so you m... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Give: Give one tsp water (5ml on medicine syringe) after formula feeding to clean mouth and reduce thrush.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Allergy: Itching is also suspicious for a chemical release called histamine. The body uses this in response to an allergy challenge. Pollen, dust, outside chem... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: When the body fights back at mono the lymph nodes in your neck swell to produce antibodies. The tissue of the throat will need time to heal. Your symp... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sebaceous cyst?: The hairs on our stomachs have small oil glands. Sometimes these fill with a whitish soft substance that can form a small lump if the substance can't ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cyst: There are small oil glands inside the ear lobe. If their drainage point is blocked the fluid will keep filling the sac and cause a lump. Sometimes ove... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ok: Alkaline phosphate levels in children are often marked as HIGH as labs will use adult numbers as reference. This marker is present in liver, bones, mu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nerve issue: Electrical shock sensations along an arm are always suspicious for nerve issues - especially now if you hare having finger changes. It's best to have ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Appears so: I did some research on this as I'm used to my younger patients being treated with patching. It appears there may be some treatment options for adults.... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
MD conference: A medical work up doesn't always provide a direct answer - it more often tells you what ISN'T going on. It sounds like you don't understand what your ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: The ear canal takes a little downturn and those who report blood/pain after qtip use have probably just scratched some of the skin inside the ear - no... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Any pain that has you very concerned should be seen by MD for full exam. The neck muscles may be tense on the left side of neck. Try some gentle neck ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Local reaction: Check the condom box - see if it has any spermicide or other types of lubricants. Some products out there advertise they have the ability to "increase... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hard to say: First I am glad you are not hurting yourself anymore. Emotions can be strong and confusing at times. Masturbation can have some positive effects but a... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possible: If your sting was severe you must have gotten quite a dose of the venom from the wasp. This sets up an inflammatory response which can trigger low gra... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Adipex is an appetite suppressant. Helpful in right case but can have some potential side effects. All of us FLUFFY people actively seek the magic bul... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a litt... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Formula?: If formula fed take a medicine syringe and give your child 1 tsp of water (just drip on the lips) after each feeding. Infants CANNOT drink a lot of wa... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Assume pregnant: Each woman's fertility is different. Depending on you ovulation you may be pregnant - any unprotected intercourse off b/c may lead to this. I would ea... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Testing: First, make sure you are working with an MD comfortable working with adult ADHD. There are clinical tests and interviews that can be done to help asse... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hormones: PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more tes... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not a bite?: Assuming you are finding red spots on your arm with a little bit of itching/discharge it may not be from an insect. Kitchen work hot/sweaty sometimes ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Bone heals by forming a ring of new bone around the fracture - hence the bump you find on clavicle fractures. Once healed it absorbs and usually goes ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Start with Pedi: Always start with your Pediatrican. Dermatologists are great resources but usually we save them for the more complicated cases. Pediatricians are well... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unusual: If this has been ongoing for awhile see your MD. May have some irritation - leaving article about acid reflux. If you are a smoker may have some tissu... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Neosporin: Neosporin is a good first step at protecting an open wound. Can also apply vaseline through the day if it stings. If area becomes very red and painful... Read More

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Oct 8, 2015
She not only explains things to you the parent but then she turns the conversation to the child and explains it to them and answers their questions as well.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your response! Unfortunately, I don't have time to get to the clinic I go to this weekend. Due to your advice & no sign of healing I might just try to take ti...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank u doc ... As I am new to this city I had this problem initially but now I am OK and I also had some mental health fear... So your answer helped me to reduce my fe...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't have any lotion or anything so it's gotta be just he aspirin. And maybe I'm becoming allergic to pepsi.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Texas Children's Hospital

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
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