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Dr. Ratna Dhingra

Pediatrics
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
44 years experience female

Locations

RATNA DHINGRA M.D.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

Address

5411 GRAND BOULEVARD, #102, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(727) 849-7157

Insurances accepted

Amerigroup

About

Bio

MEDICAL SCHOOL--UNIVERSITY OF DELHI,INDIA--1976.GOLD MEDALIST AND BEST GRADUATE. PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL.NEWARK NEW JERSEY--1978--1980 CHIEF RESIDENT PEDIATRICS--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL1980-1981 ATTENDING PHYSICIAN--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY--1981-1982 PRIVATE PRACTICE--NEW PORT RICHEY,1982 UNTIL PRESENT

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

623 Answers
96 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Congestion,fever: there may be fever,pulling on the ears,altered sleep,congestion,crying a lot,loss of appetite
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Follow with his ped.: you should consistently follow with his pediatrician--not the ER unless it is an emergency because then there is consistency of care and follow up.if ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
MRSA IS STAPH INFECT: Did they find the MERSA when they put tubes in--then hopefully he is being treated for this.MERSA is 'METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPH-a staph that is diff... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Needs labs: has he seen a pediatrician or has he been diagnosed in emergency rooms.take him to a good pediatrician.if it is infact an infection he may need an ENT... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
See a neurologist: these are tremors--too much caffiene could cause these too.you need to see a neurologist and get labs done too.you probably need an EEG too.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No: You are young and if there are no risk factors there is no need to worry about blood clots.I don't think you need Aspirin either.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Allergy to chemicals: this is probably an allergy to chemicals.take benadryl (diphenhydramine).if it persists you will need to see a dr and possibly need steroids.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
?calcium deposits: try gargling with salt water.if you have a post-nasal drip take an anti-histaminic.have a dr check it for tonsillolliths-calcium deposits.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No simple answer: urticaria is not caused by a bug usually.for the others sputum cultures,blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.'
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr.if they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist,get an EEG and then decide on treatment
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No: if consistly high think about hyper-parathyroidism--often diagnosed v late
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
MULTI,CALCIUM,VIT D,: A good multivitamin,calcium 1200 mg a day for women,iron if you bleed heavily and vit d.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Check on him but ok: It could be something he ate or a viral infection.check on him and make sure hi belly is soft and offer him small amounts of clear fluid.make sure he ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Not related to water: this may be due to arthritis.TRY glucosamine.talk to your doctor--xrays may show arthritic changes and anti-inflammatories may help.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
?constipated: Having a bowel movement has a psychological aspect too.Use the bathroom when you are not pressured about time.You can try a daily dose of Miralax (pol... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cleanliness: good hand washing,do not eat outside food and water unless it is from a very reliable source.There is a typhoid vaccine but it only gives immunity for... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Could be sinusitis: If you have allergic bronchitis you may have congestion in your sinuses and may have developed a secondary sinus infection.see a doctor
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
?bronchitis: A cold can be followed by a tracheaitis or bronchitis.Drink fluids--if the cough is severe or fever high see your dr
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Synovitis/septic jt: With fever and a limp with hip pain this should be checked.It could be toxic synovitis which is not serious but could be septic hip which is v serious... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
?virus: if it is itchy it could be an allergy.it could be a virus--get it checked by his dr.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Psychological issues: see a good counselor and keep up the counseling regularly.Be completely honest with your counselor.With time and support things will get much better.
A member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Viral infection: He needs symptomatic treatment---fever control,fluids.watch for dehydration if he has sores in the mouth as well and does not drink well.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Varies: It depends on if this antibiotic is what the organism respond to--have a follow up ck up done.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
See a dr: these symptoms may have started because of an allergy but you may have developed a secondary infectious tracheaitis or bronchitis needing prescription... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cyst: Have it looked at.it could be a sebaceous cyst.this is harmless but may need to be removed for cosmetic reasons
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Depends on body type: On an average it would be 110 lb but it depends on body type and muscle mass too.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No: It could be a local reaction.f it is itchy take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally.if the swelling increases and does not respon to be ry lou have to t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Normal is clear: Normal discharge is clear with no odor and minimal except just before a period.if it is heavy with odor or/and colored see your dr.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Viral infection: It could be a viral infection.Just take it easy,drink fluids,take tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest.It should pass in 3-5 days.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Probably fungal: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) and/or bonds powder in your socks.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes: Just check the dosage which would depend on his/her weight.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No vit deficiency.: counselling would help--there are no vitamin deficiencies that cause social anxiety.
A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Could be normal: This can occasionally be normal.You may be anemic too which can make this worse.Take an iron supplement.If it continues see a dr.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Check for diabetes: Check for diabetes and/or a urinary tract infection.see your doctor and let them run some tests.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
?fungal: have you tried over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) oint--cannot hurt.if it helps use it for 2 weeks.if not better see your dr.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Suction nose: Suction his nose with saline before you feed him.Feed small amounts--keep his head end elevated after feeds
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Try humidifier: Keep his head end elevated,try a cool mist humidifier,saline nose drops--if all these do not help yes have him checked by his pediatrician.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Decongestant/antihis: He must be on antibiotics.give him a decongestant too and a saline nose spray and tylenol (acetaminophen).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
NEUTRALISES THE ACID: It coats the lining and neutralises the acid.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Possibly moodiness: During these times, the levels of estrogen and progesterone may not be balanced, causing irritability, low mood, and anxiety, which settle down within... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Arrythmia: even though you are counting the heart rate at 80 the rate may be fluctuating --this is called an arrythmia--you may need a monitor to check for an ar... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
WRONG BIRTH PILL: See your doctor soon.You should see your gynacologist soon and let them probably change the pills--possibly after a pap smear.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Wait: It could certainly be the medicine.Try drinking clear fluids and try one more dose.If the symptoms recur you should stop taking it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes you can: they are both milk based--it should be fine.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Preventive measures: avoid smoke,use daily saline sinus rinse,take a daily anti-histaminic,see an ENT/ALLERGY Dr.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
This can be OCD: Try to see a therapist--it becomes an obsession like many others.Talk to someone--it is also a form of anxiety.Googling feeds this because one qs is a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Ovulating??: you could be ovulating.Try ibuprofen.Early pregnancy can occur even if you had a period--you should be aware of that.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Fungal?eczema: wash with head and shoulders.if not better try over the counter hydrocortisone.if continues see a dermatologist

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Other, Other
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES,NEW DELHI,INDIA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Completed 1982

Residency

NEW JERSEY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY.
Completed 1981

Residency

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY
Completed 1981

Awards

MOST COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR 2013
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Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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