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Dr. Archana Kayastha

Pediatrics
CA
28 years experience female

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ingestion: You need to see a doctor if you have ingested glass. Abdominal exam and likely a imaging study is needed at this time.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Swollen lymph node: Where are the lymph node. Usually lymph node enlargement may be because of infection in the lymph node or secondary to infection area close to the lym... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ring worm: Are you sure you have ring worm infection?? If yes then you may buy "clotrimazole" from any drug store. You may apply twice a day X 4- 6 weeks. If the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Allergy or infection: Hi Does he have discharge from the eye, any redness or excessive tearing?? How long the s/s has been going on for? You may have to worry about inf... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Gas in newborn: You may old the baby upright against your shoulder. You may massage the belly . You may try gripe water 1 tsp 4 times a day. You gently rock the baby.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Cradle cap: It is not strange at all. Some babies do not get cradle cap or baby acne.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Leg Cramps: Hi How long the pain has been going on?? If it is worsening or not improving then you may need blood test to check for electrolytes, thyroid, cbc, ES... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Splint: Hi are you sure you son has sprained the wrist. You may see an orthopedics, get an xray, make sure no fracture is there. Spint from orhtoglass can b... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Acne Medication: Anti Acne medication are pretty safe. There topical medication like Retin A, (tretinoin) Benzoyl Peroxide. Oral medication are antibiotics and horm... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Eye color: Hi It may be a normal discoloration or sign of underlying medical problem. Please see your regular doctor, get a lifer function test and other baseli... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Bowel mvt: Hi, How old is your daughter?? Toddler's and infants stool do appear green, it may be because of food they eat, or they may be sensitive towards cer... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Acne: You can try Benzoyl Peroxide which is available over the counter. Two strengths are available - 5% and 10%. It comes as a face wash and topical cream.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Impetigo: You may see a brownish discoloration of the skin, which may be a little elevated in the beginning (papule) and gradually fades away leaving a darker s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sugar intake: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are - Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Bruise: Injury was on her arm and bruise is noted on the elbow?? Is she able to move the elbow and shoulder well? If she is not tender, moving her arm and elb... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Bite: Does the rash look infected, discharge, worsening of redness, pain. If yes then he needs to be seen. You may go to the ER or an urgent care,
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Skin: It may be due to folliculitis which is caused by a bacterial called Staph. If the bumps are painful then you may need antibiotic. Sometimes you may h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Rash: Hi Does he have rash on his hands, feet, inside the mouth as well? we are seeing a lot of cases of Hand FOOT and Mouth disease, which caused by a vi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Abdomen pain: Are you having a burning sensation in your chest, feel bloated? is there any correlation with diet? Is the pain gradually worsening? It may be a case ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Mastitis: Mastitis is another name for a breast infection, and this happens when the plugged duct doesn't clear and gets infected. You will know that you have m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Nasal congestion: Hi You use a humidifier, suction his nose and use some saline drops. IF he noted to be a little fussy it is ok to use fever reducer. If cough gets w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Asthma: IF you have been coughing, feel tightness in the chest, breathing faster, then you may be wheezing. You do not have these symptoms and have been just... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Baby Product: It has been in the market for a long time and not known to cause any side effects. The fragrance is mild so it should be safe.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sore throat: It may be due to viral or strep infection. You need to see a physician to rule out strep infection.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Scoliosis: Please get yourself seen by a physician and get the xray done. Xray will accurately determine the degree of scoliosis, called Cobb's angle. Idiopathi... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ovarian Cyst: Dermoid cyst cannot be prevented. I would recommend consulting a good Gynecologist and deciding what is the best course of action.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Pustules: Hi If the lesion is painful, then there may be an infection, usually caused by Staph Bacteria. You may need oral antibiotic. Please use a topical an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Strep throat: It definitely sounds like recurrence of strep infection. You may need to tested again and started on antibiotic if positive.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Birth method: There are various types of birth control available - barrier method - oral - hormonal pill - injectable - contains hormone. Let me know what kind you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fever: HI I would not consider that to be a fever. Temp > 99.4 under arm and > 100.4 rectal is considered to be a fever. If the baby seems to be un... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Cough: Were you diagnosed with strep infection If yes then you may be on Antibiotic. Occasionally strep infection can occur along with viral infection. You ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Lymph node: It may take up to 1 to 3 weeks for the swollen lymph node to subside after you are done with antibiotics. If the lymph node is still bigger and painfu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Laceration: HI The bleeding should stop by now, unless the wound is not covered and he keeps on injuring it or scratches it. Suturing is usually done in the fr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ring worm: You need to use Clotrimazole twice a day x 4-6 weeks to treat the rash. I am not sure how long the rash has been there, I would recommend seeing a doc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Lump: Hi The lump sounds consistent with ganglion cyst. If it is getting bigger, painful or the skin above gets red then you may need to be seen.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin): YOu can use Clindamycin twice a day, you combine with Benzoyl Peroxide. Before going to the bed, wash off and apply Retin A (tretinoin) for a better c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
STD prevention: You have to worry about 2 things 1. unwanted pregnancy - you may use birth control pill (for girls), condom etc. There are various options for girls... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ideal weight: Weight should be based on height. You should be able to measure your Body Mass Index, which is your weight in KG divided by height in meter square. kg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Lung compliance: Lung compliance is a measure of the lungs ability to stretch and expand. It is separated into two different measurements, static compliance and dynam... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archana Kayastha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Helps with muscle.: Hi Pediatric Physical therapist specialize in dealing with strengthening muscles if there is trauma, teaching kids with cerebral palsy or if there u... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kayastha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thanks got it checked today and it's a cyst.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Calcutta University, N.R.S. Medical College, India
Graduated 1994MD
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