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Dr. Ratna Dhingra

Pediatrics
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
46 years experience female

Locations

RATNA DHINGRA M.D.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

Address

5411 GRAND BOULEVARD, #102, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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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

479 Answers
70 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Needs iron: this is iron deficiency--he needs supplemental iron and foods rich in iron like greens,beans or red meat.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)vit c: Don;t take decongestants--sudafed etc.Benadryl 1-2 times a day,Vit c and tylenol (acetaminophen) if having headaches and bodyaches would be fine.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Genetics matters too: this may not be related to your prematurity.By now you have done all your growing.For your satisfaction see an endocrinologist to be sure there is not... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
How much?: swallowing a very small amount should be fine--if it was accidental i would assume it was a small amount.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Plantar fasciatis: this is very painful.see a podiatrist.sometimes you need a steroid shot in the heel for this.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes it is: some people ovulate every 3 weeks--so yes you can
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gastritis: Give him tums,no alcohol,no spicy food,you may give him a Pepcid (famotidine) ac
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Viral infection: It is probably a viral infection.give him yogurt,bananas,rice.no milk or juices.if it continues he needs to see a doctor and get stool cultures.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Check for wheezing: I hope there is no smoking around him. Have him checked for wheezing as well as for gastro-esophageal reflux.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Saline nose drops: Use a cool mist humidifier.She can take a decongestant.She may have a deviated nasal septum so one side is more congested.try using dr Neil's irrigati... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Opening front of ear: the ear lobe is formed from different 'pieces' and right before birth they fuse.there may be a tiny lack of fusion and that starts draining--this is c... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: could happen after a long illness or with calcium deficiency.Could be a fungal infection of the nails too.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes it could: Do you have dental problems?Do you see a dentist regularly?If not see one.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap,facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it.Take oral benadryll.You can try an over the counter s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Contact her dr: she may have a problem tolerating the amoxicillin--or it may be a viral infection with vomiting as a symptom.throwing up is not ok--call her doctor.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Curable: this is an infection and if the appropriate antibiotic is used it should be cured.see a urologist
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be seen by dr: he needs to be seen by a pediatrician or a ped er--he is only 3 weeks old and it could be serious
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
ALLERGY??: you could have gotten one bite and then an allergic response because of the release of histamine spontaneously or bue to scratcing.Take benadryl (diph... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be: You may not have adequate stores in your body.A more detailed blood test for anemia is required.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not by his asthma: he will be more prone to asthma so no smoking at all around him/her and if he gets a chronic cough/wheezing have a high index of suspicion and tell hi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be: You need to have a check up and labs done to make sure everything else is fine.This is a significant amount of weight loss and it could be due to stre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: you may need an oral medication in addition to cream if it is persistent.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not dangerous: Thyroid disease is very common especially in females.Particularly if there is a family history talk to your dr.there are very simple blood tests to ch... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: it is ok to use the mucinex--you can use a cool mist humidifier too
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Antibiotic: you need to mlet your dr decide which antibitic is best for this infection.this is serious--let your dr decide this.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Fever is the body's way of fighting infection--it is a sign of something going on.Give the baby tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen only if it is ab... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
?sinus tract: you need to see your dr again and see if you need a surgical debridement.keep clean with soap and water wash.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See surgeon: hydroceles can grow and are v often associated with hernias--get an opinion from a urologist or a surgeon
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Strength training: Eat a diet high in protein but regular strength training with progressively increasing free weights-/3 sets 12 reps each for biceps,triceps,shoulder w... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Infection: repeat and make sure hepatic profile is normal.also any other signs--like weight loss?jaundice?just bilirubin elevation that became normal is unlikely... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes you can: I don't know if probiotics would help congestion but you can use florastar for kids if you want to.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes but wont help: this pain in your ears is probably due to pressure in the middle ear.hydrogen peroxide will not hurt your ear drum but not help this pain.you need a d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: if the rash is on the face it is likely to be neonatal acne which is harmless or eczema.Eczema could be due to milk protein sensitivity or sensitivity... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): he will need medication--he may also need a short course of steroids to stop the reaction.Apply calamine lotion on the rash--it may help.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Inappropriate antibi: if it has been 48 hrs and his fever is 104 he needs to be seen again for re-evaluation and possible change of antibiotics
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A male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Prob a virus: Keep well hydrated with small frequent amt of fluid,Gatorade,pedis lute.there is no need for triaminic.tepid water bath will help the fever.should pas... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: just breath some fresh air.30 seconds is not a problem
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A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dont use meds: Steam up your bathroom and sit in the steam.Use saline nose drops every 4-6 hours.If the cough gets worse with poor feeding take the baby to the emerg... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cool mist humidifier: raise the head end of the bed.use a cool mist humidifier.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Viral: Could be a viral infection or something he ate.Could even be teething--how old is he? Do not give him milk or juices.Give him a high carb diet--rice,w... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: yes use advil (ibuprofen) and loratidine.you may try 1 dose of decongestant --it will help relieve sinus pressure
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A member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See psychiatrist: you have been through a lot.get a psychiatric consult and start individual and group therapy--good luck
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Give benadryl (diphenhydramine): see your pediatrician--it may be an allergy to a component but this is not life threatening--get it checked out but use benadryl (diphenhydramine) ton... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Get blood work: It is really simple to check this. Get your labs including fasting blood sugar done and you will know for sure.if blood sugar is not conclusive get Hg... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: It is probably the vein and it is harmless.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and apply calamine lotion and hydrocortisone cream.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: I dont think this is related.please do not start smoking again!
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the best cheapest treatment.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dhingra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dhingra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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