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Dr. Albert Melaragno

Pediatrics
Granada Hills, CA
46 years experience male

Locations

Albert J Melaragno,MD

Granada Hills, CA

Address

10515 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(818) 360-9171

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Albert J Melaragno, M.D.

Granada Hills, CA

About

Bio

General Pediatrician for 35 years in Southern California Went to the University of Notre Dame and the UCLA Med School Feel that my profession gives me the opportunity to be a healer and just importantly a teacher and educator. The role of doctors should be one of teamwork with the patients and in my case parents to ensure health and a good environment in which patients can thrive

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

283 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? ENT: Get checked for mononucleosis or possible bacterial pathogens. A blood count is a great starting point and a visit to an ENT specialist would also be... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably not: children get exposed to many viruses and bacteria in infancy and seem to handle them well. would not want animals to lick my mouth either, but your ch... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Many choices: Formulas are good nutritional choices when breastfeeding isn't possible. There are many different brands, but I would stay with Enfamil, Similac or th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: should have no effect. Hope you aer well as it's unusual for someone your age to have a colonoscopy
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
The red reflex: is monitored at all well visits.( or should be) bring up your concern to your doctor
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal: very often ther are veins left after ligation check with your surgeon at the next check-up if your wound is healed and there is no pain, you could att... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: sometimes the reflux fluid can come up without associated pain. would see your doctor, if symptoms persist
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ignore: Talk, sing, and frequently cuddle and kiss your child.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gastritis, heartburn: symptoms of hyper acidity can appear in different areas of your body; gastritis ( inflammation of your stomach0 can present as LUQ abdominal pain, mi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Of course it can: Bronchospasm- wheezing, tight chest, cough, can have a number of triggers: allergies, windy weather, colds, and anxiety is one of them. Inhalers can b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably not: As long as you are eating properly, exercising, and getting enough rest, there is nothing you can do to get taller than you were meant to be from inhe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably infection: The blister may be a sign of a developing skin infection. the sore may be infected also. Wash both with antibacterial soap such as dial and then apply... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibly: good to have regular check-ups with opthalmologist to ensure no future problems
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: that shouldn't be a problem. if the symptoms worsen, then see your doctor feel better soon
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Drowsiness?: I am assuming you saw a doctor for the diagnosis of vertigo. If you did and have significant symptoms, the meclizine is one of the meds used to help t... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unusual: if your child is solely breast fed and not receiving any supplemental feedings then sometimes a child will absorb all of the available milk and there ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Infection?: sometimes young children can get eruption cysts on gums that are purple and filled with blood. Normally this is in older infants when larger side tee... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be ok: You may see some diarrhea but shouldn't be a problem. return to regular dose at time med is due
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Scar: sometimes scarring will occur after surgery nothing to do about it but as long as things are working, i wouldn't worry about it No one really looks a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pain relief: Would start with ibuprofen at an appropriate dose and then a nasal steroid spray use as nasocort 2 sprays am and pm for 3-4 days then just in am at sa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A yellow tongue?: I have no idea what that could be, however, if you appear yellow on your skin or the whites of your eyes, it could indicate liver disease which can be... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: It is normal. you are feeling the pulsation of your abdominal aorta. It can often be felt in slender young people
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
There is: nothing good about smoking. stop now before the addictive aspects of the habit make it difficult it is the number one cause of lung cancer and contri... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably ok: could cause some upset stomach or drowsiness would skip tomorrow's dose and restart the next day
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal: some children take quite a while to tolerate textures Give him a variety of foods in the texture he likes and occasionally offer a taste of something ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possible: the rapid strep test is pretty accurate and false negatives are not common, meaning you probably don't have strep. Sometimes a second test is sent for... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why?: feed him a balanced diet and allow him to grow naturally
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: There is no rapid chickenpox test. If you had the disease as a child or received the vaccine , you should be protected
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Croup: For many years we have recommended cool mist humidification for croup. If the stridor( the deep wheeze on breathing in) gets worse, we will suggest ta... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
MD-travel vaccines: You'd be best served by seeing a doctor that indicates an interest in travel vaccines. The vaccines need to be specially ordered and those doctors who... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Avoidance: there are tests to diagnose lactose intolerance, but often just eliminating lactose containing foods such as cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: If the medication is needed for an infectiom, the local application should be ok enjoy a calm pregnancy
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It's possible: Chicken pox is rash associated virus where the rash looks like little blisters. if you have a rash like this and it continues to spread, then you migh... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Balanced: Try to eat a balanced diet with more carbs such as rice and potatoes. Increased protein such as beans, lentils, eggs and meat is also advisible
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Will happen: when her tummy is feeling normal. She may be limiting her intake because of a little tummy cramping. Slow and steady offering of her feedings
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Deodorant: some are scented and when you perspire there can be a unique scent. try another brand and see if this helps
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Give it now: the vaccine is well tested and very effective. Meningococcal meningitis is devastating and very aggressive. It often kills or causes permanent damage ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Colds: last usually about 10 days in children. it;s a bad respiratory season and many people are getting bad persistent colds. You can use a humidifier, Vick... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
When level is right: generally meds like tegretol are slowly increased and then blood levels checked ti ensure the level is in the usually effective range
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: there should be no interaction with the 2 meds
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Would: give him something like Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and encourage lots of fluids. bulk foods such as fruit and vegetables and lots of water
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Don't !: If he's acting OK and not having any vomiting or change in disposition then it's a big bruise. These often take weeks to go away completely
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
NOT SURE WHAT YOUR ?: SOMETIMES PRODUCTS DIFFER WITH TASTE AND SMELL THIS DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A MEDICAL QUESTION
A female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: As a controlled substance, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs a triplicate prescription and cannot be e-scribed. A close relat... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Infection: Most viral infections run their course in 3-5 days. this still could be viral, but fever for a week should be reason to see your doctor for exam and p... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: sometimes recurrent colds can actually be a sign of allergies or asthma with the coughing
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? cyst: sounds like it could be a cyst or possibility an inflammed hair follicle. would see your doctor if it enlarges or persists
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be ok: Can't think of any reason why not. Everything in moderation
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: a balanced diet with avoidance of carbonated drinks , very hot and spicy foods, and alcohol

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Feb 13, 2015
I heart this doctor!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ur right but i dont have resources to see therapist :( and Im really concernd about the possibility of infection. Sry I just dnt knw wat to do anymre
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

UCLA
Completed 1979

Awards

LA Daily News Readers Choice Pediatrician 2009-2014
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, California - Spring
2015

Affiliations

american academy of pediatrics
LA pediatric Society
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