Dr. Nadia Ghattas

Pediatrics
Jersey City, NJ
50 years experience female

Locations

Office

Jersey City, NJ

Address

33 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ
Directions

Fax

(201) 656-2929

Nadia Ghattas, MD

Jersey City, NJ

About

Bio

I'm a board certified pediatrician, I have a solo private pediatric practice for almost 34 years in Jersey City, N.J. I love children & enjoy working with & taking care of them, they are a gift from God & they bring me joy. I love to help people, that gives me great content. I have experience in immunization, lead poisoning prevention & general pediatric conditions. Some of the patients whom I cared for since the beginning of my practice refuse to move on to an adult physician & a lot of them are bringing their own children to me. I'm glad to join Health Tap since 04/16/2015 to allow me to help more people & I'm looking forward to get to know other members Heath Tap & share in knowledge, experience & offering help to people all over the world. Thanks for having me.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

533 Answers
203 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
Nasal suction: You need to be carful not to use too much force to suck the mucus. Must install saline nose drops or spray before suction to loosen up the mucus, hold... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Impetigo : Your description sound like impetigo which is a skin infection. Try to apply OTC tripple antibiotic ointment 3 times a day, if no improvement i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Need help: You shouldn't be ashamed of anything that has to do with your health. May be it is just a dry skin issue, just use moisturizing soap & lotions , ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Vomiting : How long you have been vomiting, if you are sexually active please make sure 1st that you aren't pregnant before taking any medications for vomi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Abdominal pain : You need to take him to his pediatrician ASAP or go to ER, particularly if the pain is persistent, located in Rt lower abdomen, associated with feve... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Diarrhea : Diarrhea for 4- 5 mos, time to see your doctor for examination & work up. At the meantime avoid fatty, dairy & fast food, stay hydrated wit... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Arm pain: Try to loose weight, you must see your Dr to find out the reason for your Lt arm pain, wheather lt is of cardiac or neuromuscular origin & check ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
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Pectus : Your 1ry care physician might be able to provide with the specialists you need or you can call Medicaid itself, they have a list of all physicians i... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Foot pain: Try to ice it, wrap it with ace bandage or foot & ankle support sleeve, elevate the foot & use tylenol (acetaminophen) instead NSAID, if t... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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White dots: You should see a dermatologist particularly because have on the eyes. good luck.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Swelling behind ear: Swelling & redness behind the ear with earache especially if associated with fever could be mastoiditis, it is urgent that you take him to his ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Watery stools: If the stools are very watery, frequent or large ,talk to his pediatrician. Good luck.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
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Tall stature: Yes you might grow a little more. As long as you are healthy & have no other health problem , there is nothing wrong with being tall , may be one ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Pediatric doing : Most medications are calculated according to the body weight in KG, or by surface area, or according to age for example under 2 yrs, 2- 6 years, 6... Read More
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A male asked:
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Scabies : He probably caught it from school. Be careful it is very contagious, idially the entire family should be treated to prevent recurrence. Cloth , bed... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
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Sleep in a 2 mos old: Try to keep her awake during the day, avoid late afternoon naps. It is not easy but hope _fully she she sleeps through the night for you. Good luck
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Rash: Scabies is very contagious. You need to see your doctor for treatment with permethrine cream to apply as directed & repeat in 1 wk, also benadr... Read More
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A male asked:
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See his dr: You should see your pediatrician before applying anything on the spots so he can make a proper diagnosis & treat accordingly . This could be scabi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Tremors: There is many causes for tremors or shaking, you need to have her checked by her pediatrician, probably some tests can help figure out why she is s... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Acne: Give a few wks. Then speak with your Dr for other options. Good luck
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Immunization : It is important to immunize your child as recommended by AAP at the appropriate age , there are so many available vaccines some come in combinations... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Vein?: It could be normal but if you are concerned about it show it to his pediatrician. Good luck
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Breast milk: Lactation beyond breast feeding is not normal , it could be due to secretion of prolactic hormone from the pituitary gland inside the skull. Please se... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Chest pain: Your son needs to be evaluated for his chest pain by a pediatric cardiologist ASAP, no physical education until he is evaluated, you can request ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Earache?: If your baby is touching his ears & is not crying & has no fever, do nothing, but if he is in pain or fussy or with fever it could be an e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Missed tdap : Taking tdap after delivery is not going to help your baby, unless you still have some immunity from previous doses it can last up to 10 years but I... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Sharp abdomin pain.: Try to avoid coffee, spicy & fatty food, don't skip meals, have small bland frequent healthy meals daily & go see your 1ry care physician for... Read More
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Spider bite: The ER physician may be able to sedate him to provide him with emergency care he needs
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Hypotension : Lack of proper fluid intake specially if associated with fever, vomiting or diarrhea or exposure to exessive heat.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Joint pain& fatigue: Yes it could be Rheumatoid arthritis, but other causes of arthritis should be considered, also Lyme disease since you are suffering from chron... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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50 years experience
Scabies : Yes you can use permethrine on your 5 year old, make sure you cover the entire body from the neck down. You can repeat the treatment after one weak. G... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Urinary discomfort : This sound more like urinary tract infection. Please see your 1ry care physician to have a urine test & culture dine to get the proper treatment. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Menstrual cramps : No one should suffer from menstrual cramps, if your period is regular, you can take ibuprofen oe aleve (naproxen) starting 1 day prior to the start o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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Urinary frequency: There are several causes for urinary frequecy, such as urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insepidus, over active bladder, You &a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Constipation : You need to increase her fluid intake including prune juice, make sure her food does not have salt or spices, decrease foods that worsen her constip... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Viral illness : A viral illness can cause all your symptoms, but if you still have fever you need to see your doctor. Good luck
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A member asked:
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Sore throat : Do you have fever? One sided sore throat with referred pain to the ear need to be checked by your doctor ASAP, it could be tonsillitis, or peritonsi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Swollen glands.: It is hard to tell what is wrong without detailed history & physical examination, did she have fever at any time? How long these glands have be... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Pulse in the abdomen: Most likely you feel because you are skinny, but if you had it for long time & is making you worry why don't you check out with your doctor? Goo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Urination: Do you have other symptoms such as pain with voiding, feeling thirsty all the time or hungry, do you pass a lot of urine or small amounts, any probl... Read More
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A female asked:
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50 years experience
A tick bite??: I doubt it very much that it was a tick, if it was attached to the skin you would have seen, now you scraped off it is more difficult to tell. Talk to... Read More
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A member asked:
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50 years experience
Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes , she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommen... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
Abdominal al pain: You need to see your 1ry care physician for complete examination & evaluation of your symptoms. Avoid fatty , spicy &dairy food until you ge... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Sudden bachache : Sudden bachache is usually due to trauma or lifting heavy items, you really need to check it out if is persistent or recurrent with your 1ry care ph... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Cough: If he was examined by his doctor. Yes it is ok based on his clinical finding & judgment. But if symptoms persisted running some test might be n... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
Vomiting: If you're vomiting for 1 wk you need to see your doctor or go to ER, depending on your income you can apply for charity care at your local hospital.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Diarrhea : You need to see your doctor right away or go to ER feel better. Stay hydrated.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
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Rage: She definitely needs psychological evaluation & counseling plus anger management . The reason for her anger should be evaluated, may be it i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
Oral ulcer: 1st you should take your baby to his pediatrician, until then to comfort him apply baby orajel to the ulcer before feeding, even tylenol (acetamino... Read More
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A female asked:
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Black dots: You need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP to make sure your retina is ok. Good luck
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jun 29, 2015
I enjoy and learn from Dr. Ghattas' responses as they are both expert and humane. Great bedside manner!!!
Sep 18, 2015
Thoughtful, caring and concise answers. I strongly value her presence on Health Tap.
Dr. Ira Katz
Aug 20, 2015
Very well thought out concise answers.
HealthTap member
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mansura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
MD

Residency

Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City, NJ

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Alabama - Spring
2015
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Alabama - Spring
2015
Top Pediatrician, First Place, the Newark Region - Spring
2017
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