Doctor Q&A for Dr. Ellen Altenburg

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Usually boys grow until late teens/early 20's. If the boy didn't enter puberty early, there is definitely more growth potential.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: I recommend ignoring the behavior and walking away from him ( assuming you wouldn't be leaving him in an unsafe place).
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to tell: Hard to discuss without more history ex. what virus? how long is awhile? Certainly if it persists or she develops changing symptoms, that would warr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: If he has a virus, he can be sick for a week. He may need to be re-evaluated by his physician. Physical exams can change in 12 hours.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Unless the baby is a premie or not growing, Neocate is not the formula to use. You could try Alimentum. I would discuss management with his pediatric ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Probably OK: I would call your pediatrician to discuss management of this. We really aren't allowed to answer possible emergency calls on Health Tap.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Call MD: You really need to call your rheumatologist about this problem. He/she is familiar with your case and is the best one to answer the question.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Typically I will just switch them without a weaning process, but of course that is a the description of the prescribing physician.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Baby oil: I was trying putting some baby oil on it, and gently lift it with a baby comb.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
It is perfect: Please listen to your physician, and not what a lab is flagged as.
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