Dr. Kate Erwin

Child Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
female

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Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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Hmmm: Iqnteresting question. It does not treat leg pain. Other antidepressants might depending on the type of pain you have. However, it is conceivable t... Read More
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Tips and tricks: Please see a therapist to learn all you can about panic attacks and techniques to lower anxiety, such as deep breathing etc. best of luck to you!
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Acne: Marijuana can cause an elevation of testosterone which theoretically could increase acne bit you would have to smoke a lot of weed to get that effect.... Read More
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Check up: Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. It is important to understand why this is happening. In itself it is not dangerous but c... Read More
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See PCP: Lots of symptoms. Without knowing more about your eating disorder and other history your doctor should Evaluate you. Please make an app’t promptly!
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COVID: Anyone can get Covid 19, even young children. Your son may have it and I would encourage you to get him the Covid tests his doctor recommends. He al... Read More
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Mattress: Suggest getting an appropriate mattress. You could also try putting a board under your current mattress.
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Mucus: Immunotherapy kills living cells. Mucus plugs are neither living or cells. Therefore, immunotherapy won’t ‘kill’ them.
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Exam: You should have an assessment, including a clinical history and physical exam to sort this out. Please see your doctor as more information is needed.... Read More
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This should be ONLY if your baby’s doctor prescribes it! Be well!
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Worth checking in: Would recommend you get at least an evaluation. If you have had a depressive episode you are at some risk of having another one. It is important to ... Read More
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Evaluation: Please see your doctor for assessment and physical exam. The doc will likely order laboratory tests to determine if there is a hormone imbalance. T... Read More
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More: Is it painful? Or was it until pus developed? Sounds like a small abscess. Talk to your doctor about it
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The shakes with anxi: It sounds as if your son has a benign essential tremor. These increase with anxiety but do not worsen over time. They can run in families. They do n... Read More
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Surgery: Hormone therapy, as noted, will feminize your WHOLE body. So you will grow breasts but you will have other changes as well. If you just want breast... Read More
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Doctor: Please call your child’s pediatrician to review this. It does not sound dangerous..perhaps she picked up a bug or virus. However unlikely, it might... Read More
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Meds in pregnancy: Strongly suggest you take medicine ONLY after you consult with an ob-gyn. This is to make sure the medicine is approved for pregnancy. Good luck!
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It is unlikely that you havre recently become mentally retarded. IQ tests are used to measure your intelligence quotient and a reputable psychologist... Read More
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Symptoms: You don’t need to see your doctor for mild symptoms but you do need to know what to do; such as quarantining for 10 days and what to do if your sympto... Read More
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Hmmm: I found no studies about this. I would err on the side of caution and avoid such exposure to hat machine. Good luck!
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Infected: Use alcohol wipes on the pierced ear to keep it clean while also using antibiotic cream to keep the infection treated WITHOUT an earring in the earlob... Read More
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Return: It would be wise to go back to your doctor and report your symptoms so she/he she can advise you on the best next steps. Best of luck!
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Meds and side effect: I am a child psychiatrist. Your question implies that she is not anxious when off atomoxetine. You also imply that she is now extremely anxious. Th... Read More
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Headache care: It is always wisest to consult your doctor before taking a medicine. Your doctor might prescribe a different medication or simple lifestyle changes w... Read More
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We do not prescribe medications on this site. Please make an appointment with a new doctor ASAP,
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Doctors : You don’t describe the type of dizziness you feel but if you have not seen a neurologist please do so. Stress is not usually a cause of long term diz... Read More
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Neurologist: Many neurologists have experience in treating headaches. Please see one wo manages headaches for help. You deserve it.
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Too short acting: this is used primarily for induction of anesthesia and is very short acting (a few minutes).
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Post ect: Would suggest asking the employee if he/she needs a temporary reduction in workload.
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Each pill takes an hour to work. Bloating or the Spence or the sense of bloating can remit on famotidine (Pepcid). Give it time tio work and keep in ... Read More
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No. Side effects could be dangerous. Use only one at a time. Please talk to your doctor if your symptoms are too much/many!
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No, you should not be worried that 3 sips of apple cider would harm your baby. Your baby will not likely be harmed by this.
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There is always a chance for twins even if there is only one egg. The egg can split early and form identical twins. There is much that is involved i... Read More
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High blood pressure : It is true that high blood pressure can create difficulties dieting pregnancy. I would strongly suggest you see your doctor about these Symptoms and ... Read More
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Unfortunately your question ended up on a mental health site. Call the doctor who ordered th test to discuss the meaning of thhe results
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Testing: Suggest discussing next steps with the pediatrician. Most likely this is a cold but it is also important now to be cautious.
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Get an evaluation by a neurologist who specializes in migraines an headaches. There’s e may be a fixable cause or medication to forestall these.
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Yes: The short answer is that increasing your does of Paxil will make withdrawal symptoms disappear. Talk to your doctor about withdrawal problems. Do no... Read More
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Nausea and vomiting : If your mother is vomiting frequently and I’d dehydrated or if the symptoms have persisted for more than just a few days she needs to see her doctor p... Read More
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Agree and....: I agree and would add difficulty concentrating which often affects work and school.
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Not sure there is something to wait for but you can use make up to fill in your brow now.
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Spoiled: If something was ‘bad’ about this cake it seems that it didn’t hurt you. significant time has passed since you ate it and you don’t report symptoms of... Read More
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Overwhelm: When stress becomes overwhelming or chronic, depression can develop.
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I agree that you may have developed Major Depression. Strongly suggest you see your regular doctor to exclude medical causes for your symptoms. If n... Read More
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Strongly suggest you talk with your doctor re: weight gain on psychiatric medications. Can they be changed? That, to some, is an unacceptable amount ... Read More
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It is safe to take both together. Good question to ask! Best of luck!!
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Not sure: I am not sure what you are asking. We do not give prescriptions on this part of the site.
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Clarify: Please give us the name of the drug. Do you mean depo provera? Or the depot form of another drug??
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

TOP DOCTOR, First Place, The Worcester Region - 2018
THOUGHT LEADER, First Place, The Worcester Region - 2018
TOP CHILD PSYCHIATRIST , Second Place, THE NATION - 2018
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