Dr. Carol Jacobs

Pediatrics
Livingston, TX
female

Locations

Livingston Pediatric Clinic

Livingston, TX

Address

400 Ogletree Dr, Livingston, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

449 Answers
128 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Piercings are very popular as a form of self expression. If you choose to get one for your child make sure the person doing the procedure is using ste... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Patience: Although this often looks stressful it is a common event with a vacuum extraction and the majority of the time the blood will be absorbed. If there ar... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Various opinions: Some believe nipple confusion is the main problem switching back and forth in feeding method. Babies have to put a little more work into getting the m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Don't rule out STD: Several STDs can present with mild symptoms over months - chylamida is one of them. All women have some odor especially during our menstrual cycles bu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Healthy ones: Diet and behavior have been studied extensively. Many blame sugar for hyperactivity but it's more complex than that. I tell my patients parents to avo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Low risk: You took all the right precautions so the chances are slim. The constipation itself can be the cause of the abd pain. Drink lots of water and increase... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Caution: I would choose Clindamycin over Amox as I suspect you have MRSA .... BUT it is very unwise to take old medicines and left over meds means you didn't c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Food selection: Galactosemia is a rare genetic defect of digestion that prevents the body from breaking down simple sugars - especially lactose - into energy units. T... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Check up time: PCOS is associated with abdominal weight gain but sudden changes make me think about possible large ovarian cyst. It's best to see your MD for an exam... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Too little info: Spots could be a variety of things. If fever and spots at same time needs urgent MD eval. If fever a few days ago that has passed and now rash I think... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Questionable: I did some research and couldn't find any scientific studies on this product. From the sales pages it appears to be stating it's a combination of frui... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several things: A good walk/run is always helpful to boost endorphins. Eat a healthy balanced diet. Consider drinking some calming caffeine free teas several times a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Too soon: It's too soon to consider a connection between this medication and the headache. Drink lots of water and rest and speak to your MD if the symptoms con... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pediatrician: I would start with your Pediatrician. Teens go through rapid growth changes and this can lead to some uneven bone growth in the ribcage and spinal col... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) an issue: Antibiotics are known to sometimes affect the birth control function. Use secondary protection during your time on them. The other medications are for... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Guess fungal: From your description I would vote fungal infection. Try to keep the skin open to air and consider starting otc antifungal medications until you can g... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possible: Generally, I think of ringworm when a lesion has clear center and raised edges. Could be a dry patch of skin called nummular (coin) eczema - this is u... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Talk to ENT: I can understand your concern. The decongestant is to reduce tissues inside the nose to help reduce complications from the scope BUT your concerns hav... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not yet: Goals at 2 months - make eye contact and start cooing. Some may still a few more weeks to develop good eye contact. Startle reflex as long as both sid... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not typical: Emotionally numb is not a typical s/e of this medication. Assuming you are on this medication for weight loss - obesity and working to reduce weight ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rib Muscle Pull: Costalchondritis - an irritation of the small muscles between the ribs aggravated by deep breaths. Annoying but generally harmless. Drink lots of wate... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Always follow the directions on the packaging. Many of these products contain antihistamines that can cause dry mouth and dizziness. Excessive amounts... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Sweat is our bodies way of keeping our inner body temperature at optimum levels. Temperature control is regulated by nerves. If the sweat is excessive... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Disagree: Minor but annoying throat infections will often self heal in about a week. Any illness that lasts longer than that - especially if not showing any sig... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Great influence: Children are in a constant state of growth/development. In today's busy world, some parents are time-pressed when it comes to meal preparation. Drive ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need for development: Touch causes changes in the babies nervous system that stimulate brain chemistry changes that promote positive growth and development. Humans crave hu... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Scar tissue: Pimples are inflammation (irritation). When you popped it you may have caused some of this irritation to go down further into the fatty cells. There t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
MD Check: Testicular pain after masturbation that lasts for two days is not typical. It may be a slight irritation in the tubing that delivery the fluid for eja... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Oral treatment: You have tried creams - consider talking to your MD about oral medication. Acne is triggered by hormones - some women respond to Spironolactone to hel... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: It sounds as if you are very athletic! Teens with a good exercise tolerance often have low resting heart rates. As long as you are not dizzy, excessiv... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably: Good handwashing often removes clinging germs and viruses. Most everyone eventually gets the cold sore virus. Herpangina is the name of the condition ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several reasons: Several reasons may have caused your nails to change color. It's important to review these concerns with your MD especially if you have diabetes. htt... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mild form asthma: There is a very mild form of asthma called Exercise Induced Asthma. Best way to check is to see your MD and get a Peak Flow meter - you puff into it t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pimple most likely: From the description this sounds more like a pimple as it built up over time and came to a whitehead before it drained. Cold sores are usually more fl... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Hysterical pregnancy would imply no possible chance of a REAL pregnancy. If you have had unprotected sex then make sure you take a pregnancy test. Eit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably: The absorption of the chemicals through your skin into the bloodstream is minimal so chances are none will be in breastmilk. Make sure you wash your h... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
PCOD: Your body description could be Polycystic Ovarian Disorder. Usually assoc with weight - especially in abdomen - male like hair distribution and irregu... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Follow up appt: Whenever you are given antibiotics for a condition but do not improve you need to return to your MD to be rechecked. Antibiotics only work on bacteria... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Time for Appt: I did some research as I haven't had a patient ask me this question before. White Dot Syndrome appears to match your question. It is an inflammation o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cautious: I would certainly make an appointment to see your Pedi soon. Many newborns have constipation as their nervous system is underdeveloped. You might want... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Better to treat: Acute asthma implies there are symptoms which should be treated - left untreated the condition can worsen and in some cases be life threatening. The m... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Timing: It can take up to 48 hours for an oral antibiotic to begin to affect your infection. I would give this a bit more time. But if you still are not impro... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possible allergies: You may have developed an allergy to eggs. Does this happen with any foods eggs are used in? Any rash after eating eggs? I would consult your MD and c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: We call it a sleep cycle for a reason - the brain will drift down thru 4 stages of sleep (light to deep) and then rise again. If your child senses a c... Read More
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
May not help: No one likes to see their child suffer and feel the need "to do something" but multiple research studies the last few years have shown cough meds are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lifestyle changes: Weight is often a severe social challenge at this age. The basics are best - balanced diet, exercise, water not soda. If you have a strong family hist... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need more info: Rashes and unusual feelings should be monitored closely. Without further history it's hard to determine risks. Have you been outdoors lately? Tick bit... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Condoms?: If your partner is wearing a condom you may be having a local reaction to it - consider changing brands (stay latex free!). You may also have a hormon... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Symptoms?: When you hit your head did you have any mental status changes - nausea/vomiting/prolonged headache? Concussion is head injury with neurological change... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happ... Read More
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HealthTap member
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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