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Dr. Jennifer Atkins

Pediatrics
12 years experience female

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It is important that all patients are treated equally and with respect. I also believe that in order to protect the future of our health all patients should be educated on the importance of reducing antibiotic resistance. Other areas of interest include proper manageement of eczema in children of all ages, infant and child scalp care, newborn care, obesity treatment and prevention, and management of asthma and allergies. Most importantly

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Anaphylaxis: Examples of sever reactions to vaccinations could include symptoms like difficulty breathing, blood in the urine or stool, seizures, etc. Pain and sw... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Benadryl and montelukast can be taken together. There are no drug interactions when taken simultaneously.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Contraception : Yes. All 3 of those together are very protective against pregnancy. Generally speaking, pregnancy would not be an issue after a male partner has obt... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: That number indicates that you are immune to rubella most commonly from vaccinations as a child or a past infection. It is a good thing.
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Not recommended: First line acne treatment for mild to moderate acne would be anything whose active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide. A gel works best but can be drying... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Constipation: When transitioning to whole milk, both constipation and diarrhea are very common. Instead of using a milk alternative, I would just ensure that your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No recommendations: It is not normal to have jaundice at all at this age. How do you know that your child has jaundice?
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Incomplete Question: Supportive care is generally all you need to take care of a bite like anti-itch cream, calamine lotions, oatmeal baths, etc. Please seek medical car... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Not recommended : Even though your are less contagious after being on antibiotics for 24 hours, I would wait until the symptoms have resolved and the amoxicillin has be... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: As long as plan B is taken within the recommended period, within the 1st 72 hours it is very effective. When taken within the first 24 hours it is e... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Possible allergies: If every time your son mows the grass and he gets a rash then an environmental allergy is possible. Other things to consider would be a contact derma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Nausea and Vomiting: Nausea and vomiting are caused by many things like viral infections, food poisoning, anxiety, and sometimes pregnancy. Unprotected sex should always ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
About 4 hours: Rule of thumb is that they should feed 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours for the first few weeks of life and should be awakened for feedings if they are not ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
You're Immune: Having a positive result means that you are immune and it is a good thing in pregnancy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Mumps virus is spread in respiratory secretions, and droplet precautions are recommended from two days before until five days after onset of parotid, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: The high dose amount for amoxicillin which is generally what we prescribe for illnesses such as pneumonias and even ear infections would generally be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Problems not likely: It is unlikely that the gas drops whose active ingredients is most commonly simethicone will cause any harm. However, there is not any legitimate med... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Good oral hygiene: Mono is a self-limited viral infection which requires no medication. I would continue supportive care i.e. rest, hydration, pain meds, cool liquids a... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Overdose: Technically taking more than the recommended dose per the age or weight of a child is considered an overdose. However, that does not mean that this w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Get a 2nd opinion: Maybe a different approach to your pain may be warranted if your current treatment plan is ineffective. I would seek care from a physical therapist ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Height is needed: In pediatrics, normal growth is considered to be a BMI between the 5th and 85th percentile.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Any outward facing eye deviations would be considered exotropia
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: There are no known drug interactions between these two medications
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Unlikely : At 20 yrs old with no other signs of late puberty it is unlikely. I would follow up with a local doctor for an examination and possible referral to E... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Fetal circulation: A PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) is simply persistent fetal circulation. Before an infant is born and is not using their lungs, this artery is a path... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Contraception : The placebo are necessary only if you want to have a period. You may skip them and move on to a new pack of pills. However, at some point you may ha... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Unlikely: Are you asking if you can treat scabies on your skin with Lysol?
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Several weeks: The causes of herpangina vary but generally children are contagious up to a week before there even symptomatic and can still spread the virus several ... Read More

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Howard University College of Medicine, DC
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